The province has revamped its self-assessment tool in an effort to keep Ontarians better informed.
The enhanced and interactive self-assessment tool has been launched, designed to be an easy-to-use method of taking the public through a series of questions and inform those who are concerned they’ve contracted COVID-19.
“I encourage anyone who may have been exposed to COVID-19, have symptoms or may have travelled outside of Canada to first self-isolate and then take a few seconds to complete our new online assessment tool,” said Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health. “This easy-to-use tool, developed with guidance from Dr. Williams, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, is a great first step in that process. By answering a few questions, Ontarians will be able to make informed choices about what to do, while the province collects real-time data to enhance our ongoing response.”
After answering a few questions, users are provided clear direction on what actions to take next. This could include continuing to practice social distancing, self-isolation, contacting Telehealth Ontario. In some circumstances, a call to 911 or a trip to the emergency room may be required.
You’re encouraged to take the online self-assessment before calling Telehealth, as the phone service is experiencing high volumes.