Risk of exposure

While the overall risk of getting COVID-19 remains high for all Canadians, some people may be at greater risk than others. Your risk is greater than others if:

  • you work in close contact with many individuals
  • you live in a group setting where the virus may spread more easily (e.g., nursing homes, correctional facilities, or group residences)
  • you face barriers that limit your ability to follow the effective public health measures to protect yourself (e.g., people with disabilities needing to use services in non-accessible environments)

Even if you don't belong to any of the above groups, your risk can increase if:

  • you don't maintain physical distancing and mask-wearing, especially in settings where the risk of respiratory droplets or aerosol transmission is high (e.g., closed spaces, crowded places and close-contact situations)
  • you do not wash your hands often with soap and water or use hand sanitizer to maintain hand hygiene

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