COVID-19 Public Health Measures

PHO is reviewing current local, national and international evidence, as well as, local epidemiology to assist our partners in planning community public health measures, identifying potential unintended consequences, and considerations for health equity. The Government of Ontario and local public health units are responsible for providing direction on specific public health measures that are implemented at a provincial or local level.

Public health measures can include:

  • personal measures such as self-monitoring, isolation, and quarantine
  • general recommendations such as hand hygiene, non-medical mask use, physical distancing
  • community measures such as public messaging and education campaigns
  • restrictive community measures that limit activities or access to resources, facilities or institutions, these are often referred to as "lockdown" measures



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Updated 22 Dec 2023