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Have You Been Exposed to COVID-19?

Due to the spread of Omicron variant, the province has changed case and contact practices. You may be told that you are a contact by someone who has symptoms or tested positive for COVID-19.

If you have been notified that you have been exposed to someone who has symptoms or tested positive for COVID-19 (for example, an individual has advised you that you are a close contact or you have received a notification from the COVID Alert app) it is important you follow these steps to protect yourself and others.

Omicron is now the most dominant strain of COVID-19 in Ontario. Since this strain is very easy to get and spread to others, all cases in Ontario will be treated as potential Omicron cases.  

This guidance does not apply to those who work or live in a highest-risk setting. If you live or work in a highest-risk setting, follow the steps Have you been exposed to COVID-19 and Live or Work in a Highest-Risk Setting?

Highest-risk settings include:

  • Hospitals (including complex continuing care facilities and paramedic services), home and community care workers and congregate living settings with medically and socially vulnerable individuals, including, but not limited to, Long-Term Care, retirement homes, First Nation elder care lodges, group homes, shelters, hospices, correctional institutions, Provincial Demonstration Schools and hospital schools