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About COVID-19

COVID-19 is a respiratory disease. Find information about COVID-19 and how to protect yourself, your family, and your community.

For non-medical information, call 1-888-268-4319, Monday to Friday, 7 AM to 7PM; statutory holidays: 9 AM to 5 PM.

What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is a respiratory disease caused by the virus SARS-CoV-2. It is spread mostly from person to person. The illness and virus were first identified in 2019 and the World Health Organization declared a pandemic in March 2020.

Most people who get COVID-19 will experience mild to moderate illness and will not require hospital care. Some people are more likely to become seriously ill from COVID-19 and require medical attention. Vaccination is the most effective way to prevent serious outcomes.

On this website you will find more information about COVID-19, vaccination and other measures you can take to limit the spread of COVID-19 and to protect yourself, as well as information on testing and how to manage your symptoms if you get COVID-19.

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