Coronaviruses are a large collection of viruses that can cause illnesses such as the common cold and or more serious respiratory infections like bronchitis and pneumonia.
To prevent the spread of any virus it is important to wash your hands frequently, avoid touching your face, practice respiratory hygiene by coughing into your arm or a tissue, seek medical care if you are ill, and keep a good social distance from others. It is also extremely important to stay home if you have a fever, cold or gastric illness as doing so will help stop the spread of infection to others.
The Ontario government is posting information regarding the status of COVID-19 at 2019 Novel Coronavirus. This site will be updated every weekday at 10:30am. Information is available in many different languages.