The COVID-19 situation is changing rapidly, and Library staff are working hard to ensure that this page is up-to-date. To the best of our knowledge, the information on this page is accurate and current. This page is not a substitute for medical advice, and library staff are not trained medical professionals. If you are feeling ill and are concerned about your symptoms, please contact your health care provider.
Please visit the Hastings Prince Edward County Health Unit website for the most current information on COVID-19.
Currently, non-medical masks or face coverings are required in enclosed indoor public spaces throughout Hastings and Prince Edward County. This includes all Loyalist College spaces. Even when wearing a mask, it is important to wash your hands often, practice physical distancing, and to stay home if you are sick. For more information about how to wear a mask properly, check the HPEPH infographics about How to Wear a Mask Safely or visit Ontario.ca.
Most people, about 80%, recover from the disease without needing special treatment. In more severe cases, symptoms can also include:
If you experience shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, seek medical attention immediately.
You can find the most current data on COVID-19 in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties from Hastings Prince Edward Public Health.
By taking some simple precautions, you can reduce the risk of becoming infected, or infecting those around you:
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From the Government of Canada:
If you’re infected with COVID-19, even if you do not feel ill, follow the advice of your local public health authority for isolating at home. Most people with mild symptoms will recover on their own, and your health care provider may recommend steps you can take to relieve symptoms. Adults and children with mild COVID-19 symptoms can stay at home while recovering. Consult your health care provider as soon as possible if:
To learn more about caring for yourself or someone else with a COVID infection:
From Quinte Health Care:
The Ontario government has released an online COVID-19 Self-Assessment tool, which you are asked to use before booking a COVID-19 test. There is a version for students, parents, and school staff, and also one for the average adult. This self-assessment will help you determine whether a COVID-19 test is warranted. Please click here for more information about Who Should Be Tested For COVID-19.
The following links and contacts will connect you with local, provincial, national, and world organizations.
Loyalist College has taken a number of steps to protect students, faculty, and staff. In addition, the College has created a page on their website which outlines their plans for handing the COVID-19 outbreak, and to provide the college community with updates. Please monitor this page and your Loyalist College email for new information
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