Tips for coping with the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) outbreak

As we hear more about the spread of COVID-19 around the world, it’s important for you to know the facts and understand what you can do to protect yourself.

You can find updates and detailed information on symptoms, prevention, and spread of the virus on the following websites:
Public Health Agency of Canada
World Health Organization (WHO)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health

3 circles with images within. First one is of a person coughing into their hand with a cancel symbol over it denoting an incorrect action. The circle beneath has no cancel symbol, and the person is coughing into their shoulder. The final circle is of hand washing with medicated soap. Your safety is important to ACTRA, and we are working with productions and our industry partners to ensure you have a safe and healthy work environment.

As this is a dynamic and evolving situation, ACTRA will continue to closely monitor COVID-19 events and will update members as necessary.

Public Health Agency of Canada advises, now and always during cold and flu season, stay home if you are sick. If possible, encourage those you know are sick to stay home until they no longer have symptoms.

Since respiratory viruses, such as the one that causes COVID-19, are spread through contact, change your regular greeting. Instead of a handshake, a kiss or a hug, a friendly wave or elbow bump is less likely to expose you to respiratory viruses.

Practice frequent hand hygiene and coughing/sneezing etiquette. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces, such as toys and doorknobs.

Morneau Shepell has also developed a 10-minute free bilingual webinar: Coronavirus (COVID-19) that provides information on the virus symptoms, spread, and prevention. This webinar is open to everyone – workplace leaders, employees, and general public.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:
Public Health Agency of Canada

Below you will also find downloadable fact sheets you can print out for reference: