What is self-isolation?

Self-isolation helps prevent the spread of the virus. You must isolate yourself from others if you have COVID-19 symptoms or may have been exposed to COVID-19.  Self-isolation means that you do not leave your home unless absolutely necessary, such as to seek medical care.

Who is required to self-isolate?

You must self-isolate if you:

  1. Are a confirmed case or probable case of COVID-19
  2. Have new symptoms (even mild symptoms) or worsening symptoms of COVID-19, have been tested for COVID-19 and are awaiting the results of their test; 
  3. Have symptoms (even mild symptoms) of COVID-19, or have had such symptoms within the past 10 days; 
  4. Are a close contact of a person identified in (a) even if you do not have any symptoms of COVID-19; 
  5. Are a parent, or person with responsibilities of a parent, of a person under sixteen years of age identified in (a), (b), (c), or (d) who resides or is present in the Timiskaming Health Unit district. 
  6. Have travelled internationally in the past 14 days.

A Section 22 class order is currently in place. This order enables the Timiskaming Health Unit to enforce self-isolation requirements. For more information, click here.

What can I do while self-isolating?

  • Stay in your home.
  • Obtain services over the phone or online and ask for help from others if needed.
  • Order grocery or pharmacy delivery or ask someone to pick them up for you. Contact Timiskaming Connections at connect@timiskaminghu.com or 1-866-747-4305, Ext. 2278 if you need help.
  • Open a window for fresh air. If you have a private entrance, you may go outside on your personal property.
  • Use the phone or internet to connect with family or friends.

What can I NOT do while self-isolating?

  • No visitors, except those considered essential (for example, health care workers).
  • No grocery shopping in the store or at curbside pickup.
  • Do not return to work or other activities.
  • Do not go for a drive or a walk outside of your property.