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Information about coronavirus

January 31, 2020

On Jan. 30, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) a public health emergency of international concern due to the risk of spread of the disease. In response, Toronto Public Health re-confirmed that the risk to Toronto remains low.

The health and safety of our patients remains our top priority, so Runnymede Healthcare Centre has a plan in place and will continue to monitor the situation.

Please note, the best way to prevent the risk of transmission of the flu and other respiratory illness is to avoid being exposed to the viruses. Please follow Runnymede’s standard infection prevention measures including:

  • Do not visit the hospital when you are ill please re-schedule for when you are well
  • Get an annual flu vaccine (for flu only)
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Avoid close contact with people who are ill
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then immediately throw the tissue in the garbage and wash your hands
  • If you don’t have a tissue, sneeze or cough into your sleeve or arm
  • Avoid crowds when possible

We will continue to keep our website updated and will advise if any additional precautions become necessary. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact

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