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A message from Ontario Soccer regarding the Novel Coronavirus

By Staff, 02/03/20, 5:00PM EST


The health and well-being of Ontario Soccer is important to all of us

Play. Inspire. Unite.

The health and well-being of Ontario Soccer membership is important to all of us.

Membership are likely aware of media reports regarding the Novel Coronavirus. While the World Health Organization has not declared a global health emergency as of yet, Ontario Soccer feel it is an appropriate time to share relevant information to keep our colleagues and workplaces safe and healthy.

The variant of the Novel Coronavirus is a virus, with symptoms similar to the flu or common cold. This can include a fever, headache, sore throat, cough or shortness of breath.

To reduce the risks, health professionals recommend practices consistent with good hygiene, such as frequent hand-washing with hot, soapy water, the use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers, wiping frequently-touched surfaces with antiseptic wipes (e.g. light switches, phones, door handles, etc.), and coughing into a sleeve or tissue.

If you or any one you know are experiencing symptoms of a cold or flu, please speak to your healthcare provider.

These links may also be helpful to you and your membership

U.S. Centers for Disease Control

Prevention Health Canada

World Health Organization

If you have any further questions, please contact Patty Forbes, Director of Administration.