As cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to spread internationally, it is becoming more likely that we will see worldwide spread of the virus. Canada and other countries are focusing on containment of COVID-19. This virus has become a pandemic. Although there are currently not many cases in Canada, this could change very rapidly. According to the World Health Organization, a pandemic is the worldwide spread of a new disease where most people do not have immunity. In other words, a pandemic refers to the geographic spread of a virus, not its severity.
There are things you can do to prepare for this pandemic, and ensure you are prepared in case you or someone in your house becomes ill. You can download the checklist below: