What is COVID-19?

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), coronaviruses are a group of viruses that can cause both animals and humans to be ill. Coronaviruses in humans causes respiratory issues and COVID-19 is the name of the latest coronavirus disease in humans. Symptoms of this virus include “fever, tiredness, dry cough, aches & pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea” and can be mild to severe. 

Older individuals, individuals with medical problems and immunocompromised individuals have a higher chance of having severe illnesses from COVID-19.

The City of London has 2 COVID-19 testing centres:

COVID updates from the City of London 

COVID-19 Updates and Resources from Middlesex Health Unit

Curious London: LFP finds answers to your COVID-19 questions

A COVID-19 glossary: What the terms mean and some subtle differences

Community Services COVID Directory

Survey: Economic impacts of COVID-19

Multilingual Resources on COVID-19

List of COVID-19 Resources from Pillar Non-Profit

A Charity’s Guide to Canada’s COVID-19 Governmental Supports and Programs

Financial support from the Ontario government

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

Apply for emergency assistance

How to apply for Canada’s Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)

Apply for EI sickness benefits

guide for which federal financial supports to apply for

Extensions on validations and deadlines

Ontario Strengthens Protections for Tenants

Emergency shelters and other support services

COVID-19 information and assistance for Veterans

Supports for Basic Needs

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Indigenous communities

Support for seniors and people with disabilities (PWD) 

COVID-19: Resources for seniors and their caregivers

Seniors for Seniors are available for seniors in the community that may need help and can be reached at 519-433-5000

Mental health, wellness and addictions support 

Resilience, adaptability and mental health

Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19 

Coping with stress and anxiety

BounceBack: A free, evidence-based cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) program for individuals 15 years and older

Kids Help Phone: For individuals 18 years and younger who need to talk to someone about their mental health

Good2Talk: A phone and texting service for post-secondary students.

Find other mental health resources here

COVID-19: reopening child care centres

Approach to reopening schools for the 2020-2021 school year

COVID-19: Support for students and parents 

Supports for children and youth

COVID-19 resources for parents and children

BounceBack: A free, evidence-based cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) program for individuals 15 years and older

Kids Help Phone: For individuals 18 years and younger who need to talk to someone about their mental health

Working from Home During COVID, With and Without Children

A parent’s guide to online learning platforms

Approach to reopening schools for the 2020-2021 school year

COVID-19: Support for students and parents 

COVID-19 resources for youth and students

Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB)

BounceBack: A free, evidence-based cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) program for individuals 15 years and older

Kids Help Phone: For individuals 18 years and younger who need to talk to someone about their mental health

Good2Talk: A phone and texting service for post-secondary students.

COVID-19: Support for workers

Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)

COVID-19: Rent assistance for small businesses

COVID-19: Support for businesses

Resources to prevent COVID-19 in the workplace

Managing your business during COVID-19