What is COVID-19?
COVID-19 is a new type of coronavirus that causes respiratory illness. Those who are infected may present with mild to severe symptoms that include fever, cough, and difficulty breathing. COVID-19 is mainly spread through close physical contact.
What you can do
Everyone is being asked to:
If you are sick with coronavirus symptoms (fever, cough, difficulty breathing) or have questions about your symptoms, contact Telehealth Ontario 1-866-797-0000 or your local public health unit. Learn more about getting tested for COVID-19.
What does this mean for optometry care?
Information for patients is available here.
The College is in regular contact the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care regarding COVID-19 in Ontario, and continues to provide optometrists with updates as available.
The College’s Return to Work guidance and FAQ for optometrists are available here.
COVID-19 Email Updates from the College:
COVID-19 Resources from the Ministry of Health and Public Health Ontario