COVID-19 Resources

Stay informed and updated with free support from these COVID-19 resources. 

ONTARIO MINISTRY OF HEALTH

 

Visit our COVID-19 self-assessment webpage if you think you have symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has it. ontario.ca/dw6j

PLEASE STAY ALERT!

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What you need to know about text messages from the Government of Canada during COVID-19

Canadians in need of emergency consular assistance from anywhere in the world can call the 24/7 Emergency Watch and Response Centre in Ottawa at +1 613-996-8885 (collect calls are accepted where available) or email sos@international.gc.ca.

 

  • Canada’s telecommunications carriers have robust networks and network management capabilities for dealing with periods of congestion.

for more information visit:

https://www.canada.ca/en/innovation-science-economic-development/news/2020/03/government-of-canada-partners-with-the-telecommunications-sector-to-ensure-canadians-abroad-receive-text-messages-containing-key-global-affairs-can.html

The Sesheme Foundation is here for you during COVID-19

 

We want to stay in touch with you as best we can during the building closure, and want to make sure we can help you get the support you need.

 

If you’re interested in more information about resources and support for COVID-19, please email info@sesheme.caor call us at 416-358-2882.

A Guide of Resources for COVID-19

 

 

We know that the COVID-19 can create stressors for community. With many agencies closing or limiting services, rest assured that there are still many resources and supports available by phone or online for people to access. The following are a list of resources available online or by phone:

 

General Guidance

 

Mental Health Resources

 

Housing Services

 

Newcomer Services

 

Food and Essential Services

 

 

 

COVID-19 UPDATES

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Declaration of emergency

 

 

The province has enacted a declaration of emergency to help contain the spread of COVID-19 and protect the public.

As a result, the following establishments are required to close immediately:

  • all bars and restaurants, except to the extent that such facilities provide takeout and food delivery
  • all facilities providing indoor recreational programs
  • all public libraries
  • all private schools
  • all licensed child care centres
  • all movie cinemas
  • all theatres, including those offering live performances of music, dance and other art forms
  • all concert venues

 

Additionally, all organized public events of over 50 people are prohibited, including parades, events and communal services within places of worship.

 

These orders will remain in place until March 31, 2020, when the province will reassess for an extension or end the closures.

 

Coronaviruses

 

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that can cause illnesses ranging from the common cold to more serious respiratory infections like bronchitis, pneumonia or severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS).

 

Coronaviruses are spread mainly from person to person through close contact, for example, in a household, workplace or health care centre.

 

Some human coronaviruses spread easily between people, while others do not.

Your risk of severe disease may be higher if you have a weakened immune system. This may be the case for:

  • older people
  • people with chronic disease (for example, diabetes, cancer, heart, renal or chronic lung disease)

 

 

The 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

 

The 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) causes a respiratory infection that originated in Wuhan, China.

  • The first presumptive case of this infection in Ontario was identified on January 25, 2020.
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