Returning to Canada from Bermuda (zero positives at the time) I was asked at the Toronto airport to voluntarily self-quarantine for 14 days. And watch to see if I developed a fever or other symptoms:
Stay home for 14 days from the time you returned home from international travel.
- Take your
temperature with a thermometer two times a dayand monitor for fever. Also watch for cough or trouble breathing.
- Stay home and avoid contact with others. Do not go to work or school.
- Do not take public transportation, taxis, or ride-shares.
- Keep your distance from others (about 6 feet or 2 meters).
Since that time I’ve only had one encounter I considered at all risky — a hotel check-in clerk near the Toronto airport.
When I got to the room I washed my credit card, the room key and my hands very thoroughly.
Physical distancing at my parent’s place in Parksville went well. Just 5 of us in contact. And one friend.
We had no thermometer but it was clear I had no fever — only my usual Spring allergies.
I’ll continue with the physical distancing, minimizing contact with people. But I do feel freer now to spend more time outside running, hiking and cycling in the wilds of Vancouver Island.
As far from people as possible.