Self-Monitoring

Last modified: 
Mon, 05/11/2020 - 11:21

Self-monitoring means that you should monitor or watch yourself for the symptoms of COVID-19. If you develop symptoms or your symptoms get worse call a health care provider, and they will give you further instructions. Do not go in without speaking to them by phone first.

Why should I self-monitor?

It is a good idea to always be aware of any of the symptoms of COVID-19. If you develop these symptoms you can protect others by staying home.

If you are unwell, call your health care provider, and they will give you further instructions.

When should I self- monitor?

It is especially important to monitor for symptoms when:

  • You return from travel outside of the Northwest Territories
  • You believe you were exposed to COVID-19
  • A health care provider tells you that you were exposed to a person with COVID-19
  • A health care provider or employer asks you to self-monitor for other reasons
  • You are recovering from COVID-19

How long should I self-monitor?

You will need to monitor yourself for at least 14 days when you enter the NWT or since your last possible contact with COVID-19. If you still have symptoms after 14 days you should continue to monitor yourself and let your health care provider know. Your health care provider may ask you to monitor for symptoms for longer than 14 days (e.g. you are living with someone who has COVID-19).

What should I do if I develop symptoms of COVID-19 or my symptoms worsen?

Complete the online self-assessment to determine whether you should be arranging for a test if you begin feeling sick. If you need to be tested, call a health care provider and they will give you further instructions. Do not go in without speaking to them by phone first.

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