You can protect yourself and others by following these steps:
• Stay home, except for essential purposes, such as going to work, school, grocery shopping, medical appointments and outdoor exercise.
• Wear a face covering/mask indoors and wear one outdoors if physical distancing may not be maintained or if wearing one is required.
• Wash your hands thoroughly and regularly with soap and water or alcohol-based sanitizer.
• Avoid touching your eyes, mouth and nose.
• Stay home if you have any COVID-19 symptoms, even if they are mild.
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or sneeze/cough into your upper sleeve or elbow.
• Get tested if you have symptoms compatible with COVID-19.
• Individuals and families from higher transmission regions should avoid travel to lower transmission regions, except for essential reasons.
• Work at home and conduct virtual meetings, if possible.
• When using a taxi or car share, practice physical distancing by sitting in the back seat, wear a mask or face covering and open the window, as weather allows.
• Download the COVID Alert app
The decisions we make as we go about our daily activities are very important in reducing the spread of COVID-19.
Before going out, consider:
• Your personal risk and household members risk factors
• The risk created by a setting or activity
Think about the risks associated with different settings and activities.Minimize your risk by avoiding the 3 Cs:
• closed spaces
with poor ventilation
• crowded places
with many people nearby
• close faces,
such as close-range conversations
Take action to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
1. Stay home & get tested if you have symptoms.
2. Follow public health practices: physical distancing, handwashing, wearing a face covering/mask.
3. Limit time spent in settings that might increase risk.Face Coverings and Masks
Wearing a mask or face covering will be required in enclosed public spaces beginning July 20, 2020 under City of Hamilton By-Law 20-155. Learn more about the by-law
(Source: Hamilton: COVID-19