NIA Launches New Online Calculator to Quickly Assess COVID-19 Risk When Gathering with Others

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As Canada takes steps to safely reopen, the NIA has launched a new online tool to help individuals and families quickly assess their risk of exposure to COVID-19 when meeting or gathering with others.

This free short online risk calculator, called My COVID-19 Visit Risk Calculator, takes approximately three minutes to complete and is available at COVIDVisitRisk.com. Through a short series of questions, it provides users with information about their potential risk of exposure to COVID-19 when visiting or meeting with others. In addition to guidance provided by public health officials, this information can be used to help Canadians make safer choices when gathering with others for the duration of the pandemic.

This tool, created by the NIA in collaboration with leading public health and infectious disease experts, was funded in part by the Government of Canada. As provinces and territories reduce restrictions, public health guidelines may vary in different communities across the country.

In addition to local and regional public health guidelines, COVIDVisitRisk.com can support individuals to make informed decisions about whether or not to gather and how to do so as safely as possible. In addition to the quick assessment tool, a comprehensive decision aid is also available online and provides a more detailed assessment of potential COVID-19 exposure risks.

The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of the Public Health Agency of Canada.

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