Keep calm and quarantine on.
The spread of COVID-19 has put millions of Canadians on edge.
For students, the stress is all too real. While stuck indoors fueling our TikTok addictions, one thing’s for sure—the line between trusted and fake news is snowballing.
Here are 4 news sources you can trust during the COVID-19 situation:
1. Humber College and the University of Guelph-Humber
Across the country, schools have taken drastic measures to contain the spread of COVID-19. If you’ve been keeping up with the news, chances are you’ve heard of “flattening the curve.”
But what does this mean?
Essentially, hospitals have a limited number of beds, doctors, and resources. Canada’s health care system has a fixed number of people it can treat in one day. The more cases explode, the higher the need for treatment. The flatter the curve, the less likely we are to push the system to its limits.
This is where social distancing becomes important.
Humber College and UofGH social channels are being updated constantly with the latest on class delivery and other updates.
2. Government of Canada
The Government of Canada is implementing rigid community-based measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 across the country.
However, don’t believe everything you hear.
Fact: On Monday, March 16, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Canada will be closing its borders to those who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents.
During times of panic, it can be easy to believe the first headline you see. We encourage you to always do your research.
Just because it’s on Instagram, doesn’t mean it’s real.
3. Public Health Agency of Canada
The Public Health Agency of Canada has a list of COVID-19 resources that Canadians are encouraged to use. From first signs to prevention, and national efforts, Health Canada can be trusted for the latest updates.
Concerned individuals are also encouraged to use the Ontario Ministry of Health’s free online self-assessment to determine if they need care.
4. City of Toronto
The City of Toronto has an extensive list of resources for community members.
If you’re concerned about the symptoms and treatment of COVID-19, the City of Toronto’s website has a number of trusted resources:
- Health advice
- What city services are closed (including libraries, pools, and child services)
- Travel advice
- Resources for organizations, workplaces, and events
- Economic and financial support and recovery
There’s even an online media room, where you can get the latest news releases and media advisories from the City of Toronto.
The next few weeks will be critical. We will remember this as a time that shaped our future.
During this period, we encourage the Humber and Guelph-Humber community to stay informed, stay in, and stay healthy.
From all of us here at IGNITE, we’re here for you.