What is self-isolation?
Self-isolation helps prevent the spread of the virus. You must isolate yourself from others if you have COVID-19 symptoms or may have been exposed to COVID-19. Self-isolation means that you do not leave your home unless absolutely necessary, such as to seek medical care.
Who is required to self-isolate?
You must self-isolate if you:
- Are a confirmed case or probable case of COVID-19
- Have new symptoms (even mild symptoms) or worsening symptoms of COVID-19, have been tested for COVID-19 and are awaiting the results of their test;
- Have symptoms (even mild symptoms) of COVID-19, or have had such symptoms within the past 10 days;
- Are a close contact of a person identified in (a) even if you do not have any symptoms of COVID-19;
- Are a parent, or person with responsibilities of a parent, of a person under sixteen years of age identified in (a), (b), (c), or (d) who resides or is present in the Timiskaming Health Unit district.
- Have travelled internationally in the past 14 days.
A Section 22 class order is currently in place. This order enables the Timiskaming Health Unit to enforce self-isolation requirements. For more information, click here.
What can I do while self-isolating?
- Stay in your home.
- Obtain services over the phone or online and ask for help from others if needed.
- Order grocery or pharmacy delivery or ask someone to pick them up for you. Contact Timiskaming Connections at email@example.com or 1-866-747-4305, Ext. 2278 if you need help.
- Open a window for fresh air. If you have a private entrance, you may go outside on your personal property.
- Use the phone or internet to connect with family or friends.
What can I NOT do while self-isolating?
- No visitors, except those considered essential (for example, health care workers).
- No grocery shopping in the store or at curbside pickup.
- Do not return to work or other activities.
- Do not go for a drive or a walk outside of your property.