It isn’t always easy to determine whether your symptoms of COVID-19 are mild, moderate or severe. Here are a few general guidelines to help you decide whether you should seek medical care:
Mild Symptoms: These symptoms are similar to what you might experience with a cold or flu. For example: congestion, fever, dry cough, headache, muscle pain. If you have mild symptoms of COVID-19, you are advised to stay home and self-isolate per current public health guidelines.
Moderate Symptoms: If you are experiencing moderate symptoms of COVID-19, you may need medical assessment or treatment. Moderate symptoms could include a more troublesome cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing. If you are experiencing moderate symptoms, please contact your family practitioner or call the COVID-19 Assessment Centre at 705-876-5086 and be clear about the symptoms you are experiencing. Please note that having a medical assessment does not mean you will be tested for COVID-19.
Severe Symptoms: If you are experiencing severe, potentially life-threatening symptoms, such as extreme shortness of breath, chest pain, new confusion, inability to wake up or stay awake, please call 911 or go to the nearest Emergency Department.