Prevention and Management of COVID-19

Public Health Ontario has developed the resources below for the prevention and management of COVID-19. The content is being updated as new information becomes available so please check back here for current resources.

For guidance, or up-to-date information about COVID-19 measures in your area please visit your local Public Health Unit. For information about COVID-19 testing or test results please visit the Government of Ontario's COVID-19 website.


How to clean your hands and use hand sanitizer | posters

How to hand wash |  video

How to use alcohol based hand rub | video

Personal Etiquette and Care

How to Protect Yourself from COVID-19 | pdf

Cough and Sneeze Etiquette | poster


Mask Use for Non-Healthcare Workers | pdf 

SARS-CoV-2 Omicron Variant and Community Masking | pdf

Optimizing the Use of Masks Against COVID-19 | pdf

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

You may need to wear PPE for work, for example teachers or daycare workers, or if you are visiting a long-term care home or other reason.

Putting on and taking off PPE | poster

Putting on mask and eye protection | video

Taking off mask and eye protection | video

Putting on full PPE | video

Taking off full PPE | video

Cleaning and Disinfection

Cleaning and disinfection for public settings | pdf

Hard-surface disinfectants and hand sanitizers for use against COVID-19 | Government of Canada

How to Prevent Skin Damage from Cleaning Products | pdf

Ultraviolet (UV) light disinfection for SARS-CoV-2 | FAQ

Prevention for Specific Populations

Preventing COVID-19 in People at Increased Risk of Severe Illness | pdf

Resources for Families and Visitors Long Term Care, Retirement Homes and other Congregate Settings | pdf or webinar

Signs and Symptoms

COVID-19 self-assessment: Determine if you should be tested | Government of Ontario

COVID-19 Symptoms | Government of Ontario

Testing and Results

Testing locations | Government of Ontario 

Test Results | Government of Ontario

If You Have Tested Positive for COVID-19 or If You Have Been Exposed

How to Self-isolate | pdf

How to Self-monitor | pdf

Self-isolation: Guide for Caregivers, Household Members and Close Contacts | pdf 

How to Care for Pets and Other Animals | pdf


What You Need to Know About mRNA Vaccines | pdf

What You Need to Know About Viral Vector Vaccines | pdf

Updated 31 March 2022