COVID-19 Resource Links
Please see the following resource links and current updates related to COVID-19.
Travelers Must Quarantine
All travellers returning home to Canada must go into mandatory self-isolation for 14 days according to new measures being enacted under the federal Quarantine Act.
Risk to Canadians IMPORTANT!
COVID-19 is a serious health threat, and the situation is evolving daily. The risk will vary between and within communities, but given the increasing number of cases in Canada, the risk to Canadians is considered high.
This does not mean that all Canadians will get the disease. It means that there is already a significant impact on our health care system. If we do not flatten the epidemic curve now, the increase of COVID-19 cases could impact health care resources available to Canadians.
There is an increased risk of more severe outcomes for Canadians:
aged 65 and over
with compromised immune systems
with underlying medical conditions
There are also increased health risks for Canadian travellers abroad. Because of these risks, the Government of Canada advises you to avoid non-essential travel outside of Canada until further notice. This includes cruise ships.
It is important for all travellers to:
self-isolate for 14 days after returning from travel outside of Canada
some provinces and territories may have specific recommendations for certain groups such as health care workers
monitor your health for symptoms such as for cough, fever or difficulty breathing
wash your hands often for 20 seconds and cough or sneeze into a tissue or the bend of your arm, not your hand
We continue to reassess the public health risk, based on the best available evidence as the situation evolves.
Do you think you might have COVID-19? Use our self-assessment tool to find out what to do.
RIMS Resource Center (The Risk Management Society)
The current outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to create worldwide concern. Here you will find helpful information, resources and guidance on how to respond to the threat. We will provide regular updates as the situation evolves.
There appears to be a text scam going around on the new emergency response benefit, the government's website is the best place to find reliable information.
Appointed Kirsten Hillman as our new ambassador to the United States.
Emphasised a 14-day quarantine will be mandatory for all Canadians returning home from out of country abroad. The Quarantine Act is being used to keep all Canadians safe.
Full briefing linked to above
Federal Funding Announcement
Financial Assistance for Canadians Outside Canada
The Government of Canada has issued an official travel advisory asking Canadians to avoid non-essential travel outside Canada until further notice.
COVID – 19 Fraud Warnings
New Sport Cancellations
Kids Help Phone
Visit our COVID-19 Resources Page for more information