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COVID-19 in Peel

With community spread, treat every interaction like you could be exposed. Learn how to protect yourself and others, and stay up-to-date on COVID-19 in Peel. Some Regional services and facilities are affected or closed until further notice. Check full listing.

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Getting tested for COVID-19

How to know if you should get tested and where you can go.

If you think you need to be tested for COVID-19, please take the self-assessment:

Take a self-assessment

You will not be tested if you do not have any symptoms of COVID-19 (fever and cough or difficulty breathing).

Testing criteria will differ for some groups, such as health care workers, long-term care home residents, and hospitalized patients.

If you have symptoms and have been tested

If you are not a health care workers, view self-isolation and testing for more information about what to do if you:

If you are a health care worker or work in a health care facility and have questions about self-isolation and testing, visit Health Professionals for more information.

If your symptoms become severe, such as shortness of breath, chest pain, weakness or dizziness, please go to your nearest emergency department. If you are not well enough to take personal transportation, call 911.

Timeline for testing results

It can take approximately 7 days for Peel Public Health to provide your COVID-19 test results. Continue to self-isolate while you're waiting for test results.

Other information

The following case information reflects what has been confirmed daily by Peel Public Health (PPH) as of April 1, at 10 a.m.

Cases by age group
Less than 18 years 5
18-34 years 78
35-64 years 172
65 and older 54
Cases by city or town
Brampton 112
Caledon 16
Mississauga 174
Totals
Pending further information 7
Total number of cases 309
Deaths in Peel 1

Brampton

William Osler Assessment Centre at Peel Memorial
20 Lynch Street
Brampton, ON L6W 2Z8

Learn who can get tested at the Peel Memorial assessment centre.

Caledon

Headwaters Health Care Centre
(Hard-sided tent located at the top parking lot)
140 Rolling Hills Drive
Orangeville, ON L9W 4X8

Learn who can get tested at the Headwaters Health Care Centre.

Mississauga

Trillium Health Partners Assessment Centres

Mississauga Hospital
Clinical Administrative Building
15 Bronte College Court
Mississauga, ON J4Y 0K7

Credit Valley Hospital
Valley House
2200 Erin Mills Parkway
Mississauga, ON L5M 7S4

Learn who can get tested at the Trillium Health Partners assessment centres.

Questions about getting tested for COVID-19

Call Peel Public Health at 905-799-7700, Caledon 905-584-2216.

If you can manage your symptoms at home and you're not a health care worker or work in a health care facility, testing for COVID-19 may not be necessary.

You have NOT been tested for COVID-19

If you have symptoms of a respiratory or flu-like illness (such as, cough, fever, shortness of breath, muscles aches, congestion, runny nose, sore throat) and you're able to manage your symptoms at home, you should:

  • Self-isolate at home for 14 days from the start of your symptoms.
  • You can come out of isolation 14 days after your symptoms began, if you're feeling better, and don't have a fever (your temperature remains lower than 38 °C).*

* This does not apply if you're a health care worker or work in a health care facility. Visit Health Professionals for more guidance.

If you have been tested for COVID-19

You tested positive for COVID-19:

Peel Public Health will contact all positive cases directly.

  • Self-isolate at home for 14 days from the start of your symptoms.
  • You can come out of isolation 14 days after your symptoms began, if you're feeling better, and don't have a fever (your temperature remains lower than 38 °C)*

* This does not apply if you're a health care worker or work in a health care facility. Visit Health Professionals for more guidance.

You tested negative for COVID-19:

If you tested negative for COVID-19 you will still need to stay in self-isolation for a period of time, as you could still be at risk of developing COVID-19 based on your exposure, or you may have another illness.

If you recently travelled outside of Canada or have been in close contact (live in the same house) with a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19:

  • You need to remain in self-isolation for 14 days after the onset of your symptoms
  • If you're a health care worker or work in a health care facility - see Health Professionals or more guidance.
  • If the other conditions do not apply, you should remain in self-isolation for 24 hours after your symptoms resolve.

If you have been tested but are still waiting for your results

  • Self-isolate at home for 14 days from the start of your symptoms
  • If it has been more than 14 days since your symptoms started, you can come out of isolation if you are feeling better, and don't have a fever (your temperature remains lower than 38 oC)*.

* This does not apply if you're a health care worker or work in a health care facility. Visit Health Professionals for more guidance.