MEMBER UPDATE: March 20, 4:00PM
Ontario Launches COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool
This morning, Ontario launched an enhanced and interactive self-assessment tool. It takes the public through questions to inform those concerned they may have contracted COVID-19. In seconds, it determines if people are COVID-19 negative or guides individuals where to seek care based on their needs. It also provides the province with real-time data on the number and users’ geography who are told to seek care, self-isolate or to monitor for symptoms.
This data helps inform Ontario's ongoing COVID-19 response to keep individuals and families safe.
The tool guides individuals through questions and, based on their responses, users are provided clear direction on what action to take. Next steps could include: continue to practice social distancing; self-isolate; call a primary care provider or Telehealth Ontario; or in the case of symptoms like severe difficulty breathing or severe chest pain, call 911 or go to the emergency department.
People whose self-assessment shows they may have COVID-19 will be advised to call their primary care provider, who can conduct a virtual assessment by phone or other technology. People can also call Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000 (24/7), where they can speak to a health care professional about their symptoms.
Visit Ontario's website to learn more about how the province continues to protect Ontarians from COVID-19.