While several new cases of novel coronavirus have been detected in Toronto this week, there are no signs in Niagara Region of the virus or of the illness it causes, COVID-19.
At Brock University, a designated coronavirus planning team continues surveillance of activities on campus. Brock staff are closely following the lead of Niagara Region Public Health, where officials are collaborating around the clock with local hospitals, emergency services, provincial and national health agencies.
Health experts say the risk for Canadians is low. Confirmed cases in Canada involve people who have travelled to China, Iran or Egypt, and a number of their close contacts. The Government of Canada has recommended that travellers from Iran should self-isolate for 14 days after arriving in Canada.
Brock takes its direction and information about coronavirus from health authorities at the federal, provincial and regional levels.
For updates and information about care and prevention regarding coronaviruses, be sure to read these advisories from health authorities: