Last updated: January 19, 2022 at 3:38 p.m.

Due to the widespread transmission of COVID-19 in Toronto, there are not enough tests available for everyone who has symptoms. Find out what you need to do if you have symptoms or think you may have been exposed to COVID-19.


If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or were exposed to the COVID-19 virus, follow these steps to take care of yourself and protect others.

  1. Confirm if you need to isolate
  2. Get tested for COVID-19, if you are eligible
  3. Inform your close contacts of their exposure

Note: OHIP coverage is not required for COVID-19 assessment or testing.

Toronto Public Health offices are not an assessment centre and testing is not provided at our offices.

People who are experiencing at least one of the symptoms of COVID-19 and have any of the following signs of severe illness:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Weakness
  • Lethargy or drowsiness
  • Dizziness

If you are not well enough to take personal transportation, call 911.

The following infants and children should also be assessed in the emergency department:

  • Infants under 3 months of age with fever or trouble breathing or appear unwell
  • Children and infants over 3 months of age with any of the following:
    • Fever longer than 7 days
    • Fast breathing or trouble breathing
    • Bluish skin colour
    • Not drinking enough fluids
    • Not waking up or not interacting
    • Being so irritable that the child does not want to be held
    • Fever with a rash
    • Constant vomiting
    • Immune compromised with a fever

Indigenous peoples can now receive integrated COVID-19 testing, including case management, contract tracing, outreach supports, and referrals at Auduzhe Mino Nesewinong, an Indigenous-led COVID-19 assessment and testing centre or through Anishnawbe Health Toronto mobile healing unit.

Assessment Centre
Auduzhe Mino Nesewinong (Place of Healthy Breathing)

Comprehensive First Nations, Inuit and Métis specific COVID-19 response program

Address: 22 Vaughan Rd.


  • Monday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Telephone: 416-654-4184

Age Restrictions: None

This clinic is designed to address barriers in culturally safe access for First Nations, Inuit and Métis (FNIM); or people who live with and, or, work closely with FNIM people.

To book an appointment or make a referral please call 416-654-4184 or email

More information.

Anishnawbe Health Toronto Mobile Healing Team

Photo of Anishnawbe Health Team Mobile Healing Bus

Locations, dates and hours:

For questions please call 416-920-2605 x 269

Testing After Travelling Abroad

  • Travelers entering Canada, regardless of citizenship, must follow testing and quarantine requirements to keep everyone safe.
  • COVID-19 testing may be required before departure, upon arrival, and following arrival. Further information about returning to Canada from abroad can be found on the Government of Canada website: COVID-19 travel, testing, quarantine and borders .