COVID-19 Information Sources

Site: COVID-19 Information Sources

Service: Information Sources for Barrie Community

Location, Telephone & Internet
Located In Community Barrie
Address Barrie, ON
Description & Services
Description (Service) March 11, 2020 the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic * information on COVID-19 is rapidly evolving 

COVID-19 Symptoms

 
If you have cold-like/respiratory symptoms (regardless of travel history), and have not been tested for COVID-19: 
* self-isolate at home for 14 days 
* use Ontario Government Self-Assessment Tool to help determine if you need to seek further care 
* if symptoms worsen, seek clinical assessment over the phone - either by calling your primary care provider's office or Telehealth Ontario 1-866-797-0000 
* if you need additional assessment, your primary care provider or Telehealth Ontario will direct you to in-person care options 
* if you are in need of urgent medical attention, call 911  
 
To prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the Community 
* stay home to protect yourself and others 
* practise physical distancing staying 2 metres from others 
* avoid close contact with people outside of your immediate family 
* wash hands frequently 
* sneeze and cough into your sleeve 
* avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth 
 
Get the Flu Shot 
* flu viruses and the virus that causes COVID-19 will both spread this fall and winter 
* contact your family doctor, local pharmacy or Flu Clinic Schedules for information about where to get a flu shot in your area 
* for more information about the importance of getting the flu vaccine during 2020-2021, see Flu Shots  
 
For further information, refer to the following reliable information sources: 
* City of Barrie COVID-19 Information and City of Barrie Cancellations and Updates 
* Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit 
* Ontario Ministry of Health  
* Health Canada  
*Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 
* World Health Organization (WHO) 
* Better Business Bureau Ontario COVID-19 
 
City of Barrie COVID-19 Enforcement Line 
* Members of the public can call 705-739-4241 or email : enforcement.services@barrie.ca to report instances of non-compliance with the COVID-19 emergency orders, the City will investigate: 
* use of City-owned amenities (including playground structures, skateparks, etc) 
* gatherings of five or more in a public space 
* non-essential businesses that are providing in-person services to the public  
* for more information, see Enforcement Services - City of Barrie 
 
Price Gouging Hotline 
* Consumers can report an individual who is price gouging by filing a complaint at 1-800-889-9768 Mon-Fri from 8:30 am-5:00 pm or by filing a report online at Price Gouging during COVID-19
Hours Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit Telephone LIne: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-8 pm, Sat-Sun 8:30 am-4:30 pm 
 
Service Barrie Phone Line: Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm
Areas Served Muskoka District ; Simcoe County
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Call or visit website for information
Languages English
Fees None
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Established 2020
Physical Access Not Applicable

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