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About COVID-19

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. This page gives information about the following:


Testing for Covid? – Find out the two different types of tests that are available in Ontario

Get tested – Find a testing location or clinical assessment centre near you

Covid 19 immunization policy – The purpose of this policy is to outline SCHC expectations. Find out what that policy is for COVID-19

Covid – 19 assessment centres – Find more about the assessment centres across Scarborough

Learn the difference coronavirus vs cold vs flu – Learn more about the symptoms of the coronavirus cold vs flu

Take a self-assessment – The self-assessment is only meant as an aid and cannot diagnose you. Anyone who is sick or has any symptoms of illness, including those not listed in this screening tool, should stay home and seek assessment from a health care provider.


Screen Before you go – Your results will tell you if you should go today and what you should do next


How does covid 19 spread? – Learn more about how covid 19 spreads and what you can do to prevent that


How to stop the spread of covid 19 – What you need to do to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and how to care for someone who has it

How to care for a person who has covid at home – If you are caring for a person who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, follow this advice to protect yourself and others in the home, as well as those in your community


Vaccines for kids – Book an appointment at our Kids 5-11 clinics. We are specially prepared for helping families to get younger children vaccinated, offering a safe, calm, and kid-friendly experience.

Vaccines for children and youth – Health Canada has approved the use of COVID-19 vaccines for children and youth ages 5 to 17. Book an appointment today!

Other education

Vax Facts – Everything you need to know about Covid!

Covid 19 Vaccine safety – Learn about the safety of COVID-19 vaccines, how they work and the possible side effects

Covid 19 pharmacy vaccine location – Most pharmacies book appointments ahead of time and some allow walk-ins. Check with the pharmacy before you go!