COVID-19 info from Dr. Vera Etches, Ottawa Public Health.
Dr. Vera Etches, Ottawa’s medical officer of health, recently released this video where she discusses some key information regarding novel coronavirus, or COVID-19.
It's important to think about the things we can all do to prepare for possible cases of #COVID19 in our community. In the video below, your Medical Officer of Health @VeraEtches has great info to help you be prepared. Please watch & please RThttps://t.co/SDvkNTcPiJ— Ottawa Public Health (@ottawahealth) March 4, 2020
In the video, some of the things she talks about include:
- How to avoid getting sick by not touching your face and by following proper handwashing technique.
- How you can ensure you are prepared for any emerging situation by making sure your daily needs will be looked after in case you get sick. For example, gradually stock up on some non-perishable foods over the next couple of weeks.
- Official sources for up-to-date Canadian information about the novel coronavirus.
You can see more updated information on Ottawa Public Health’s webpage: ottawapublichealth.ca/coronavirus. The webpage is updated often with the latest information, including an assessment of the overall risk to Ottawa residents.