Online COVID-19 risk assessment gets an upgrade to reflect larger gatherings – CTV

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Online COVID-19 risk assessment gets an upgrade to reflect larger gatherings – CTV

by tmnationtalk on September 15, 202122 Views

September 14, 2021

TORONTO — As the COVID-19 situation changes across the country, tools to help Canadians assess their risk level are getting an upgrade as well: this fall, a website that gives Canadians an idea of the virus risk in any given situation has updated to be more relevant for back-to-school.

The COVID-19 Visit Risk Calculator is an online tool that helps you answer the important question: Is this gathering I have planned to attend actually safe?

Although the tool, created by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and funded in part by the federal government, has existed in some form since last year, it launched a more detailed version earlier this summer — and now the feedback they’ve received since then has caused them to add even more options.

“We literally just went live at this morning at 10 with the brand new kind of calculators in English and French, and the longer what we call ‘decision aids,’ both in English and French,” Dr. Samir Sinha said.

Read more: https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/online-covid-19-risk-assessment-gets-an-upgrade-to-reflect-larger-gatherings-1.5585824

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