The Quebec government has launched a bilingual website to help evaluate citizen’s risk of having contracted the COVID-19 coronavirus.
The website suggests, in a disclaimer, that the online tool only applies to Quebec residents.
“The information presented here is for informational purposes only,” states the site. “This tool does not replace the judgement of a healthcare professional. If in doubt or for any more information, do not hesitate to contact the Quebec information hotline.”
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The survey asks if you have any of the coronavirus symptoms (fever, coughing, difficulty breathing) and if anyone within your immediate circle has contracted the disease.
Amidst other virus-related questions, the survey gives you a “low” to “moderate” to “high” evaluation along with directions citizens should follow if they are deemed at risk.
The website lists preventative measures locals can take including:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Use an alcohol-based disinfectant if you do not have access to soap and water.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth without first washing your hands.
- Avoid close contact with sick people.
- Cough or sneeze into the crook of the arm, not the hands.
- Immediately discard the tissues used in the trash and wash your hands afterwards.
- Stay home when you are sick to avoid infecting others.
- Avoid all non-essential travel, including cruise travel due to increased risk of outbreaks, in order to protect the health of Canadians and travellers regarding COVID-19.
Note: With coronavirus on the rise, Quebec Public Health is reminding individuals who attend events and large gatherings to monitor their health for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. And if you’re not feeling well, they recommend staying home at this time. Also, due to unexpected cancellations, please check the event you plan to attend is still taking place.