COVID-19

Since COVID-19 arrived in Canada it has become very clear seniors and those with pre-existing conditions may be at greater risk than others.  It has also become clear that children and young adults may have COVID-19 and be asymptomatic - not have any symptoms of the disease. People that have COVID-19 and that are asymptomatic may infect anyone they come in contact with, especially in enclosed areas.

Though the threat from COVID has decreased and vaccines are readily available, residents of Coté Terrace are encourage to continue practicing the extra precautions that were previously required. Management is continuing to provide extra sanitizing and implementing other measures to help ensure everyone's wellbeing. 

For the protection of all residents of Coté Terrace it is considered important you follow the guidelines.

  • Wear a mask when in the common areas of the building.

  • Stay at least 2m (6ft) from other people.

  • Wash your hands frequently, use hand sanitizer frequently and avoid touching your face with your hands.

For added protection it is recommended;

  • Visitors including family members in the building be very limited or better, be discouraged entirely.

    • Social contact is important but for everyone's safety try to meet outside and follow public health guidelines.​

  • No more than 2 people be on the elevator at one time unless they are all members of the same family,

  • No more than 2 people be in the laundry room at one time, and

  • Use your elbow to press elevator buttons and use your arm to push doors open to avoid hand contact.

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Halton Health care provides the directions to the left for people wearing a mask.

Remember

  • you are required to wear a mask in indoor public areas and

  • if you do not use the mask properly it will not protect you or those around you.

Self-Assessment Screening

If you were to visit a health care facility; a doctor's office or hospital for example, it is likely you would be asked if you have any of the following symptoms and are they NEW and/or WORSENING?

• Fever

• New onset of cough

• Worsening chronic cough

• Shortness of breath

• Difficulty breathing

• Sore throat

• Difficulty swallowing

• Decrease of loss of sense of taste or smell

• Chills

• Headaches

• Unexplained fatigue/malaise/muscle aches (myalgias)

• Nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain

• Pink eye (conjunctivitis)

• Runny nose or nasal congestion without other known cause

If you are 70 years of age or older, you may also be asked if you experiencing any of the following symptoms?

• Delirium

• Unexplained or increased number of falls

• Acute functional decline

• Worsening of chronic conditions

Having 1 or more of these symptoms does NOT mean you have COVID-19 but if the symptom persists it does mean you should consult with your family physician.  AND it does mean you should self-isolate, stay in your apartment and away from your neighbors until the symptoms disappear and/or it is determined why you have the symptom.