What is COVID-19?
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.
The best way to prevent and slow down transmission is be well informed about the COVID-19 virus, the disease it causes and how it spreads. Protect yourself and others from infection by washing your hands or using an alcohol based rub frequently and not touching your face.
The COVID-19 virus spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes, so it’s important that you also practice respiratory etiquette (for example, by coughing into a flexed elbow).
Recommendations for cloth face coverings
Coronavirus can travel at least 13 feet
COVID-19 FACT SHEETS
Free at-home activities for individuals and families:
Below you will find a link to resources from The PLAY Calgary Team to help keep people active and engaged during the quarantine period.
Advice from our MLSE Counsellors!
Skylark Counsellor & MLSE Launchpad Coach Nicole joins us to talk through 4 tactics to help manage overwhelming feelings during the COVID-19 crisis.
Coach Dave provides some Art Therapy activities you can do at home to help cope with these stressful times.
A message from one of our committed volunteers. Quinton Jacobs is an extremely supportive volunteer and a true friend of our agency. Quinton is a big advocate of community engagement and youth mental health. He recently lead a team of runners to run from Toronto to NYC in an effort to raise funds and awareness for Skylark.
Dale Callender, Skylark’s In-School Counsellor at Northern Secondary School shares some positivity during the COVID-19 Pandemic.