COVID-19 symptoms and treatment


• Fever
• Cough
• Difficulty breathing
• Pneumonia in both lungs

Symptoms may take up to 14 days to appear after exposure to COVID-19 — this is why those with presumptive cases of the virus are being quarantied for two weeks.

Some who are infected with COVID-19 may have little to no symptoms because they are similar to a cold or flu. In severe cases, infection with the virus can lead to death. 

• Isolate yourself at home as soon as possible
• Call your health care provider or the Ontario Public Health Authority (1-866-797-0000)

Tell your doctor or the authorities your travel history and who you have had contact with (especially if you know you have had contact with an infected person). If you need to visit a hospital, call ahead and inform them you have a repiratory illness. You may be asked to wear a mask upon arrival or when receiving treatment.

If you become sick during travel to Canada, inform the flight attendant, travel staff or a Canadian border services agent.


Currently there is no vaccine for COVID-19.

Avoid traveling to at-risk regions if you can.

Canada's top doctor advises Canadians against cruise ship travel


For updates on COVID-19 and more information on symptoms and treatment, click here.

  • What is COVID-19?

    COVID-19 is the name given to the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus
  • How COVID-19 spreads

    COVID-19 spreads from person-to-person through small droplets from the nose or mouth which travel through the air when an infected person coughs or exhales
  • COVID-19 symptoms and treatment

    If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, you may have symptoms of the coronavirus COVID-19
  • How to Protect Yourself

    Wash your hands, cover your mouth when you cough, keep a distance from those with symptoms