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’.


How will this impact Self-Managment workshops?


The Waterloo Wellington Self-Management Program is taking every action to ensure the province's health care system is positioned to continue to safeguard the health and well-being of patients and their families.


As part of our precautionary measures, we have been doing screening calls to all participants attending workshops.  We have also provided hand sanitizer, Kleenex boxes and face masks in each workshop kit.  Effective March 12th, we made the difficult decision to cancel/postpone many of our workshops.   We apologize for any inconvenience this will cause, but we believe this is the best interest of everyone at this time.  Our hope is to reschedule it in the future once we are able to and we will communicate with you all in advance.


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 selfmanagement@langs.org or 519-947-1000 ext 265