Public health has assessed the risk of the 2019 novel coronavirus as low for Canada and Canadian travellers abroad. The risk to Canadian travellers in China is assessed as high.
Health authorities have recommended that people who have travelled to Hubei province in China should contact Region of Waterloo Public Health within 24 hours of arriving in Canada. Students can also contact Health Services on 519-888-4096, employees should contact Occupational Health. These travellers should stay at home and avoid close contact with others, including those in their home, for a total of 14 days from the date they left Hubei province.
Travellers arriving to Canada from other parts of mainland China are advised to monitor themselves for symptoms of the 2019 novel coronavirus for 14 days after leaving China and to contact Region of Waterloo Public Health or Health Services on 519-888-4096 if they feel unwell.
If you feel unwell, please contact your family doctor or attend Health Services or call on 519-888-4096 to book an appointment.