Protect Yourself and Others

You can protect yourself and others by following these steps:

  • Stay home if you have any COVID-19 symptoms
  • Wear a face covering/mask
  • Wash your hands thoroughly and regularly with soap and water or alcohol-based sanitizer
  • Avoid touching your eyes, mouth and nose
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or sneeze/cough into your upper sleeve or elbow
  • Get tested if you have symptoms compatible with COVID-19
  • Download the COVID Alert app
  • Talk to your employer about working at home or virtual meetings if possible.
  • When using a taxi or car share, practice physical distancing by sitting in the back seat, wear a mask or face covering and open the window, as weather allows.

Going out

The decisions we make as we go about our daily activities are very important in reducing the spread of COVID-19.

Before going out, consider

  • Your personal risk and household members risk factors
  • The risk created by a setting or activity

Think about the risks associated with different settings and activities.

Minimize your risk by avoiding the 3 Cs:

  • closed spaces with poor ventilation
  • crowded places with many people nearby
  • close faces, such as close-range conversations

Take action to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  1. Stay home & get tested if you have symptoms.
  2. Follow public health practices: physical distancing, handwashing, wearing a face covering/mask.
  3. Limit time spent in settings that might increase risk.

Face Coverings and Masks

Wearing a mask or face covering will be required in enclosed public spaces beginning July 20, 2020 under City of Hamilton By-Law 20-155. Learn more about the by-law.