What is the Coronavirus (COVID-19)?


The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is referred to as a ‘novel’ virus, meaning it is a new virus that no one has any anti-bodies or immunity to help minimize the severity of how it might affect us. It is likely to have more impact on those who may be older in age or already be living with a chronic disease (diabetes, cancer, heart disease, lung disease, etc.).  The virus can cause people to develop mild to severe symptoms including a cough, fever, and difficulty breathing, very similar to the common cold and ‘flu’.  We highly encourage everyone to receive the vaccine. 


For vaccination clinics:


How will this impact Self-Managment workshops?


The Waterloo Wellington Self-Management Program is now offering most of our workshops virtually on the Zoom platform.  Our hope is to reschedule in-person workshops in the future once we are able to do so safely.  In the meantime, we thank all our leaders for adjusting and learning new methods of delivering workshops on-line. 


What do I do if I have symptoms?

Please continue to monitor yourself for symptoms.  If you are you experiencing symptoms such as a cough, fever or have difficulty breathing we ask that you contact your health care provider (physician or nurse practitioner or Telehealth Ontario. 


Telehealth Ontario:  1-866-797-0000


For further information regarding the Coronavirus– COVID19, please visit:

Ontario Ministry of Health website

Government of Canada website 


To complete a 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Self-Assessment click here 


If you have any questions about the Self-Management program, please contact us at [email protected] or 519-947-1000 ext 265