Friday, January 31, 2020

Monitoring the Coronavirus: Update 2

To All Members of Carleton Community,

On Jan. 30, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak of the coronavirus as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). At this time, the Public Health Agency of Canada continues to assess the risk as low for Canada. There are currently four confirmed cases in Canada.

Ottawa Public Health encourages you to consult a health care professional if you have a fever and respiratory symptoms, such as shortness of breath, breathing difficulties and any of the following:

  • Have travelled to Hubei Province (Wuhan), China in the 14 days before onset of illness
  • Have been in close contact with a confirmed or probable case of novel coronavirus
  • Have been in close contact with anyone that has had respiratory illness and who has been to Hubei Province (Wuhan) within 14 days prior to their illness onset

Carleton University continues to follow the advice provided by the Government of Canada, the Public Health Agency of Canada, the Ontario Ministry of Health, Public Health Ontario and Ottawa Public Health for the latest information about the coronavirus and recommendations for prevention.

In times like these, we are reminded of the strong, supportive and inclusive community culture we have at Carleton. The University appreciates the solidarity and mutual respect shown by everyone at this uncertain time.

To keep the Carleton community informed and combat the spread of misinformation, a new Q&A has been created that provides basic information and responds to common questions. The information provided in this Q&A is a summary of facts from these health agencies.

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