Please continue to follow public health guidance as Ontario cautiously reopens. The Middlesex-London Health Unit recommends:
- Gather outdoors as much as possible.
- If you’re gathering indoors, ensure everyone is fully vaccinated.
- Whether indoors or outdoors, please continue to keep your distance from others and wear a mask.
Masks and Face Coverings
Face coverings are mandated in all public indoor settings within Ontario, such as businesses, facilities, and workplaces with limited exemptions.
Some people should self-isolate.
On May 21, 2021, the Ontario Government updated its Public Health Guidance on Testing and Clearance for COVID-19.
- Anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 should self-isolate immediately and be tested at an Assessment Centre.
- If you test positive and have mild to moderate symptoms, you will be directed by public health to self-isolate for 10 days.
- If you test positive and have severe symptoms requiring hospitalization and/or ICU support, or are immune compromised, you will be directed by public health to self-isolate for 20 days.
- If you test negative, you must self-isolate until you no longer have a fever and your symptoms have improved for 24 hours.
Some people must quarantine.
There are new quarantine requirements within London and Middlesex County for household members of individuals who have symptoms of COVID-19.
If a household member has symptoms of COVID-19 but has not yet been tested:
- All other household members should quarantine (i.e. not attend work, school, child care, etc).
- If it is decided that the symptomatic individual will not get tested for COVID-19, all household members are to remain in quarantine for 14 days.
If a household member has symptoms of COVID-19 and has been tested:
- All household members are to quarantine (i.e. not attend work, school, child care, etc.) until test results are known.
- If test results are negative, non-symptomatic household members may return to their normal activities and monitor themselves for symptoms. The symptomatic individual must remain in self-isolation until 24 hours after their symptoms have improved.
- If tests results are positive, the individual who tested positive will be contacted by Health Unit staff with further direction.
Quarantine for 14 days if:
- You have been exposed to a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 case and you don’t have COVID-19-like symptoms.
- All other household members who are not close contact are required to stay home except for essential reasons (i.e. work, school. childcare, groceries, medical appointments or picking up prescriptions) for the duration of the close contact's quarantine period.
- You have returned from travelling abroad (i.e. anywhere outside Canada) and you don’t have COVID-19-like symptoms.
- A household member has symptoms of COVID-19 and decides not to get tested.