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.
As of May 27th, the Government of Ontario has extended their emergency orders to June 9th. The province is currently in Stage 1 of its “Framework for Reopening Our Province”. The government has also updated its list of essential workplaces that can reopen and provide services. Some businesses and services permitted to reopen include the following:
Stores with a separate street entrance
Seasonal businesses and services such as golf courses, boat clubs marinas and more
Health and community services
Some outdoor recreational services such as outdoor sport facilities, off-leash dog areas, outdoor picnic site, benches and more
More COVID-19 Information
Curious London: LFP finds answers to your COVID-19 questions
A COVID-19 glossary: What the terms mean and some subtle differences
Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan
How to apply for Canada’s Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)
Apply for EI sickness benefits
A guide for which federal financial supports to apply for
Mental Health Resources
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
Working from Home During COVID, With and Without Children
A parent’s guide to online learning platforms
Seniors for Seniors are available for seniors in the community that may need help and can be reached at 519-433-5000
Concerned that you may have COVID-19?
London’s COVID-19 assessment centre is located at Oakridge Arena (825 Valetta Street) and is open 7 days a week from 11AM to 7PM. However, you must use the online self-assessment tool and call Telehealth (1-866-797-0000) before visiting.
Have a concern over other residents not following COVID-19 social distancing and self-quarantining rules?
Send an email or call 519-661-4660
The City of London has released information on how they will be supporting the most vulnerable people in our community during this COVID-19 pandemic. Here are a few things you need that are being done:
In order to slow the spread of COVID-19, practice social distancing by staying home whenever you can, regularly wash your hands with soap and water, avoid touching you face and mouth and stay up to day on the latest COVID-19 news. Finally, social distancing doesn’t mean we stop talking to each other. We are all in this together so let’s continue to check in on each other through social media, calls, emails, facetime ect.