The Government of Canada understands that individuals are concerned about their health, and are seeking reliable information about the current outbreak of COVID-19. Please be assured that protecting the health and safety of Canadians is our top priority.
The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is actively monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak, continuously assessing the risks, and adapting our response accordingly. All Canadians are advised to help by practicing physical (social) distancing, and staying home.
COVID-19 is a serious health threat. The risk will vary between and within communities, but given the increasing number of cases in Canada, the risk to Canadians is considered high.
Information on medical gowns can be found here: www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/drugs-health-products/medical-devices/covid19-personal-protective-equipment/gowns.html
PHAC has published an extensive collection of factsheets and videos spanning a variety of topics such as: Vulnerable Populations and COVID-19, Advice for Caregivers, Cleaning and Disinfecting Public Spaces, Preventing COVID-19 in the Workplace, and many more. These resources can be found here: www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/awareness-resources.html
Additionally, in depth guidance documents for communities, schools and daycares, health professionals and businesses can be found here: www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/guidance-documents.html
For more information and resources for employees and employers in the workplace, visit the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety’s website: www.ccohs.ca
As this situation continues to evolve rapidly, Canadians are encouraged to visit the Government of Canada’s website, www.canada.ca/coronavirus, which is updated regularly to ensure that Canadians have the most up-to-date and credible information on COVID-19.