Epilepsy Durham Region is excited about celebrating Epilepsy Awareness month, and you may be wondering about upcoming scheduled events with the news surrounding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). As of this announcement, several events have been postponed and our office will be official closed to the public until April 5th, aligning with the Ontario School Boards.
While the risk of becoming infected remains low, we are following the cautionary advice of the Province’s Chief Medical Officer, through its dedicated website on COVID-19, which is updated twice daily.
COVID-19 is a respiratory infection whose symptoms include fever, cough, or breathing difficulty. At this point in time, there is no treatment for this infection and no vaccine. Most people (approximately 80%) who develop COVID-19 will recover on their own.
This poster discusses what you and your family can do to stay healthy and prevent the spread of respiratory viruses including COVID-19:
- Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer;
- Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing; if no tissue is available, then sneeze or cough into the sleeve or arm;
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth;
- Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces regularly; and,
- If you feel ill, stay home until your symptoms resolve.
We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.
If you have symptoms, call Telehealth Ontario at:
Or contact your public health unit.
For information about COVID-19 and its relationship to epilepsy, please click here.