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Visit the Ontario Government's website at the following link to get the latest recommendations: https://www.ontario.ca/page/protection-covid-19-and-other-respiratory-illnesses
If you live in Residence it is suggested that you let the Residence staff know that you have COVID-19 and to share this with your roommates.
If you are sick, stay home to prevent transmission to others, except to seek testing or medical care if required (if you require medical care from Health Services, please inform us that you have tested positive for COVID when you call to make your appointment).
You should stay home until all of the following apply to you:
- your symptoms have been improving for at least 24 hours (or 48 hours if you had nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea)
- you do not have a fever
- you do not develop any additional symptoms
When your symptoms are improving and you are no longer isolating at home, doing the following can provide extra protection against the spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory viruses circulating in the community.
For 10 days after your symptoms started:
- wear a tight-fitting, well-constructed mask in all public settings
- avoid non-essential activities where you need to take off your mask (for example, dining out)
- avoid non-essential visits to anyone who is immunocompromised or may be at higher risk of illness (for example, seniors)
- avoid non-essential visits to highest risk settings in the community such as hospitals and long-term care homes
Peterborough Public Health offers COVID-19 Vaccinations.
For more information, visit their website here.
As of May 1st, 2023, Health Services will no longer be routinely testing for COVID-19.
A positive Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) result does not require PCR/rapid molecular confirmation testing. Some local pharmacies still have a supply of rapid antigen tests for distribution. Please call the pharmacy to find out. To make your RAT test more accurate, start by swabbing the inside of your cheeks, then either the back of your your tongue or your throat, and finally both nostrils. Click here for an instructional video.