COVID-19: symptoms

To ensure everyone’s well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important that you—a potential patient, outpatient, caregiver or other individual—do not come to the Jewish General Hospital:

1) if you have any of the following symptoms:

• fever • new or worsening cough, shortness of breath, difficulty in breathing • loss of taste and/or smell • abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, significant loss of appetite • sore throat, nasal congestion • muscle aches, fatigue

2) and/or if you answer TRUE to any of these statements:

  • During the past 14 days, I have returned from travelling outside Canada.
  • During the past 14 days, I have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19 or is suspected of having it.
  • I have been asked to self-isolate and, therefore, I should be in isolation right now.
  • After taking a test, I have been found to be COVID-19-positive, but have not yet been officially declared “recovered”.

Before seeing a healthcare professional at the Jewish General Hospital, you will be asked to answer a series of questions on arrival and to declare any COVID-19-related symptoms, confirming that you do not have any and that none of the above statements is true. Otherwise, you will be asked to return home.

If you are experiencing COVID-19 related symptoms and/or have answered true to the any of the statements above, it is important that you:

  • stay home
  • call 514-644-4545 / 1-877-644-4545 or complete the COVID-19 Symptom Self-Assessment Tool
  • cancel or reschedule your medical appointment, if necessary

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