COVID-19 Resources for Patients
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause respiratory illnesses. Some coronaviruses can cause no or mild illness, like the common cold, but other coronaviruses can cause severe illness, like Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (SARS-CoV) and the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV).
Some human coronaviruses spread easily between people, while others do not.
There are no specific treatments for illnesses caused by human coronaviruses. Most people with common human coronavirus illnesses will recover on their own.
Before coming to North York General's Assessment Centre, please do a pre-assessment by calling Telehealth Ontario (1-866-797-0000) or by using the Toronto COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool.
It is also important to know the difference between self-monitoring, self-isolation and isolation. Click here to learn more.
Feeling Nervous about COVID-19?
Learn more about how the College of Family Physicians has information on how we can all do our part to help control the spread.
Disinfecting Your Home
Health Canada has compiled a list of types of household products that kill COVID-19.
The Centre for Disease Control (CDC) has provided easy guidelines for disinfecting your home if someone is sick
Learn more about The Red Cross' Psychological First Aid and caring for your mental health