March 3, 2020 (6:30 am)
McGill University is carefully monitoring the current novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, which originated in Wuhan in Hubei province, China. A group of senior administrators is actively engaged in supporting our community members’ well-being through proactive planning and preparation as this situation evolves. Please consult this page for the latest information and developments.
As of now, a confirmed case of the novel coronavirus has been reported in Québec. The overall risk still remains low for Canadians. If you are feeling unwell with symptoms listed below, and have recently travelled to an affected area, please call Info Santé (811) for advice on next steps.
Watch a special webcast (presented on February 5, 2020) with two of McGill’s leading health experts discussing the risks, challenges and long-term outlook surrounding the novel coronavirus outbreak.
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The Public Health Agency of Canada has assessed the public health risk associated with the novel coronavirus as low for Canada and for Canadian travellers. The risk is continually reassessed as new information becomes available. If you are interested in further information about the outbreak you can access the websites of the , and the .
Public Health Canada reports risk to international travellers as generally low but varies depending on destination. More information on our Travellers page.
Many of the symptoms of novel coronavirus infection (such as fever, cough and difficulty breathing) are indistinguishable from those of seasonal influenza.
色综合亚洲色综合吹潮_最不卡的一道本一区1_久久综合九色综合97_久久不射If you have these symptoms and are unsure whether to seek medical attention, please call Info Santé (811) for advice. If you do not have a family doctor, we advise you to call Info Santé (811), where a qualified health care professional will advise you on next steps.
Rest is essential to recovering from the flu. The University cannot prohibit students or staff who have flu-like symptoms from attending classes or coming to work, regardless of travel history.
Although Public Health Agency of Canada maintains that the coronavirus poses a low risk to the public health of Canadians, it is still a good idea to practice health precautions to further reduce risk:
- Wash your hands often with soap under warm running water for at least 20 seconds;
- Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer only if soap and water are not available;
- When coughing or sneezing, cover your mouth and nose with your arm to reduce the spread of germs;
- If you use a tissue, dispose of it as soon as possible and wash your hands afterwards.