Last Updated September 6, 2023, 3:55 PM

The Ministry of Health & Wellness and the Public Health Department have announced that effective 4 September 2023, the recommendation for all persons who are suffering from a respiratory infection — COVID-19, influenza, or a common cold is as follows:

  • Remain at home if symptomatic (having or showing symptoms of fever, coughing, running nose, muscle aches, chills)
  • Return to work after being symptom-free for a minimum of 24 hours (if febrile, 24 hours from when the fever breaks)
  • Practice respiratory hygiene (cover mouth/nose when coughing/sneezing, use masks when appropriate, use tissues and dispose of them properly, wash/sanitise hands before/after touching mouth/nose)

Residents and visitors needing additional guidance are encouraged to contact the FLU Hotline on 1-800-534-8600, 947-3077, or email

More Questions?

Please contact the Flu Hotline at 1-800-534-8600 or 947-3077.


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