Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer called COVID-19 a “serious public health threat”  and says it is every resident of Canada’s responsibility to help control the spread.

On Sunday March 15, Dr. Theresa Tam asked all Canadians to postpone or cancel travel outside of Canada immediately, while stopping short of closing the borders.

Additionally, she is asking all Canadians returning from international travel to take the additional action of self-isolation for 14 days, regardless of whether you are showing symptoms.

Tam asked all Canadians to avoid large public gatherings and practice social distancing.

There are 313 cases of COVID-19 to date across Canada.

Close to 25,000 people have been tested.