2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

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As you know, there are confirmed cases of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Canada and public health authorities continue to monitor the situation. The Public Health Agency of Canada has assessed the public health risk associated with coronavirus as low for Canada.

Children’s Treatment Network’s (CTN’s) top priority is the health and safety of our stakeholders – employees, partners and the children and families we serve. We are monitoring updates from public health authorities. At this point there are no recommendations that impact our sites or corporate offices beyond our current health and safety measures.

If you or your child(ren) are feeling unwell, you should:

  • Stay home.
  • Keep your hands away from your face.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
Partner staff who are contracted to deliver services on our behalf will be following the guidance of their employers. CTN will follow the advice of public health authorities and remain connected with our partners on this topic.

You may also be aware that there is some heightened sensitivity and misinformation about the coronavirus outbreak, especially on social media. We encourage you to get reputable, accurate information from trusted sources such as the Ministry of Health, Public Health Ontario, the Public Health Agency of Canada and the World Health Organization.