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Together, let’s limit the spread of COVID-19 and prevent future outbreaks!

COVID Alert helps us break the cycle of infection. The app can let people know of possible exposures before any symptoms appear. That way, we can take care of ourselves and protect our communities. ~ Government of Canada


Your privacy IS protected

COVID Alert does not use GPS or track your location.
It has no way of knowing:

  • your location
  • your name or address
  • your phone’s contacts
  • your health information
  • the health information of anyone you’re near

Nobody will get any information about you or the time you were near them. Learn more about how COVID Alert protects your privacy.

How it works

  • The app uses Bluetooth to exchange random codes with nearby phones.
  • Every day, it checks a list of random codes from people who tell the app they tested positive.
  • If you’ve been near one of those codes in the past 14 days, you’ll get a notification.

More about how COVID Alert works

The app runs in the background and will not interrupt your activities. Whenever you’re near someone else with COVID Alert, both phones exchange random codes every 5 minutes. The random codes change often and cannot be used to identify you.

What’s an exposure?

The app estimates how near people are by the strength of Bluetooth signals. If you’re closer than 2 metres for more than 15 minutes, the app will record an exposure.

Getting a positive test

If someone with the app is diagnosed with COVID-19, they can choose to upload the random codes their phone sent. The codes go into a central server. The server only gets the codes. It does not get any information about the person.

Looking for exposures

Every day, whenever it has an Internet connection, your phone will get a list of the random codes from people who reported a diagnosis. If it finds codes that match, the app notifies you that you’ve been exposed and explains what to do next.

How many people are using the app

App usage in Canada: as of October 8, 2020

Number of downloads 4,051,648
Provinces and territories onboard 7
One-time keys used 1,083

Contact us

Get help with the app. Phone: 1-833-784-4397


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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates: Canada 

Up-to-date information in areas of Canada


Canadian Government



Quebec Government

The World Health Organization has officially declared COVID-19 a pandemic.

For now, the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) is under control in Québec, but the coming weeks will be critical. The Government is taking all the necessary measures to contain the contagion as much as possible.






Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board



Johns Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering


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The CNESST phone number is 1 844 838-0808





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Which compensation program do you qualify for?


Educaloi answers your questions: Depending on your situation, there are different compensation programs to help you deal with the financial impact of COVID-19. You can read more about these programs on the Educaloi website.


Free legal clinic by phone

You can call for a free consultation with a legal professional. This service is offered Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm.

You can reach the COVID-19 Legal Assistance Clinic at one of the following numbers:

1 866 699-9729 (toll free)

418 838-6415 (Capitale-Nationale region)

514 789-2755 (Montréal)

819 303-4080 (Gatineau)


Information and Answers

For all other legal information related to the COVID-19 crisis, read the Educaloi web guide:



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From World Health Organization:

1. Hands:

Frequent washing with soap and water, or preferably with an alcohol-based hand solution, kills viruses that may be on your hands. It is simple, but it is very important.

2.Elbows:

Cover your nose and mouth with a bent elbow or tissue when you sneeze or cough. Dispose of tissue immediately and wash your hands.

Droplets spread the coronavirus. By following respiratory hygiene, you protect the people around you from contracting viruses, such as cold, flu and coronavirus. 

3.Face:

Avoid touching your face, particularly your eyes, nose or mouth to prevent the virus from entering your body. Hands touch too many surfaces and can quickly pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus.

4.Distance:

In terms of social interaction, take a step back. Stay at least one metre distance from others.

By maintaining such social distancing, you are helping to avoid breathing in any droplets from someone who sneezes or coughs in close proximity. 

5.Feel – know your symptoms:

If you feel unwell, stay home. Please follow all instructions provided by your local health authorities. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. 

Keep informed as local health authorities provide the latest information on the situation in your area. Please follow their specific instructions, and call in advance to allow them to direct you to the appropriate local health facility. This serves to protect you and to help prevent the spread of virus and other infections. 

For more information, please consult @WHO and follow the latest information online


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from Dictionary.com by John Kelly, Senior Research Editor at Dictionary.com

During public health emergencies, like the outbreak of the coronavirus, it’s essential to stay informed. But a lot of that information, when it’s not misleading, can be overwhelming and confusing—down to the very words we use to talk about a crisis.

What’s COVID-19? Is that the same thing as coronavirus? Is the disease an epidemic or pandemic? And what’s the difference between quarantine and isolation?

In everyday conversations, people sometimes use quarantine and isolation interchangeably to refer to separating people in various ways due to the spread of a disease. But for doctors, public health officials, and other professionals, there is an important distinction between quarantine and isolation.

More From Dictionary.com: Is The Coronavirus A Plague?

Let’s break these words down.

What does quarantine mean?

In general, a quarantine is “a strict isolation imposed to prevent the spread of disease.” We know what you might be thinking: so, a quarantine is … just an isolation? Not exactly.

As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) explains, the practice of a quarantine specifically involves:

… the separation of a person or group of people reasonably believed to have been exposed to a communicable disease but not yet symptomatic, from others who have not been so exposed, to prevent the possible spread of the communicable disease.

Read full article here


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