Preventative measures taken to prevent the spread of Coronavirus-19

On March 18, 2020, the Minister of Health and Community Services declared a public health emergency under the Public Health Protection and Promotion Act.  For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, please visit the provincial government website at www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19. Here you will find detailed information about requirements and exemptions for individuals and businesses; current guidelines and recommendations from our public health officials; as well as information including how to report individuals/business who are not complying with the requirements of the public health orders.

A list of frequently-asked questions and answers is available at:  https://www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/files/COVID-19_Frequently-Asked-Questions-March-21-2020.pdf.  This document provides information on testing and self-isolation, as well as other commonly asked questions.

You will also find an online self-assessment tool to help determine whether you should be tested for COVID-19. Should you be concerned that you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please complete this tool at www.811healthline.ca and follow the instructions given.

The Canadian Red Cross is offering a wide range of supports and services for those in self-isolation. This service can be accessed by calling 1-800-863-6582 and is available to all residents and visitors who have issues or concerns.

The COVID-19 pandemic is a rapidly evolving situation. In addition to providing up-to-date information on the COVID-19 website, we will continue to address many of the questions and issues that are brought forward though regular public updates that are livestreamed on the official Government of Newfoundland and Labrador Facebook and Twitter.

The health and safety of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians is our top priority, and we all have a role to play to reduce the spread of this virus and protect our loved ones and ourselves.

Thank you for your inquiry regarding the COVID-19 situation.