Insight Notice re: COVID-19
(updated March 25, 2020)
On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic due to the spread and severity of the outbreak in some areas of the world. We continue to actively monitor the situation, and will keep you updated on our actions to prevent the local spread.
Our clinic is currently offering telemedicine in lieu of in-person appointments.
We apologize for the inconvenience. Protecting our patients is of the utmost importance.
Individuals with upcoming appointments, you will be contacted to reschedule your treatment or adjust your consult to a phone consultation.
New patient? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our online booking page to book an appointment.
If you need to refill your supplements, contact your practitioner for a prescription and visit https://ca.fullscript.com/welcome/insightnaturopathic
Please email the clinic at email@example.com with any questions.
Advice from Toronto Public Health
What is the current travel advice?
Avoid non-essential travel outside of Canada and cruise ship travel until further notice.
If you have travelled anywhere outside Canada, the Public Health Agency of Canada asks that you monitor your health for 14 days after you return home as you may have come into contact with COVID-19. If you develop fever, cough and difficulty breathing within 14 days of travel, even mild symptoms, self-isolate, avoid contact with others and call Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000 for further instructions.
Information about self-isolation is available on our website at www.Toronto.ca/coronavirus.
How can I protect myself and my family from this virus?
The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed. Prevention measures include:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 15 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
- Avoid close contact with people who are ill
- Stay home when you are ill
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then immediately throw the tissue in the garbage and wash your hands
- If you don’t have a tissue, sneeze or cough into your sleeve or arm
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
For general, day-to-day activities, there is no need to wear a surgical or N95 mask.
Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health is recommending social distancing as a way to minimize COVID-19 transmission in the community. Social distancing measures include:
- keeping 2 metres (6 feet) apart from others
- avoiding mass gatherings
- avoiding crowds
Learn more about practicing social distancing.
COVID-19 symptoms range from common to severe respiratory illnesses and include:
- Muscle aches and tiredness
- Difficulty breathing
Less commonly: sore throat, headache and diarrhea have been reported.
Your risk of severe disease may be higher if you have a weakened immune system. This may be the case for:
- Older people
- People with chronic disease such as diabetes, cancer, heart, renal or chronic lung disease
The World Health Organization advises that symptoms may appear in as few as two days or as long as 10 to 14 days after contracting COVID-19. This time period may be refined as new information becomes available.
Follow Toronto Public Health’s guide on how to self-monitor
For more and the most up-to-date information, please visit: https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/covid-19-health-advice