Healthcare Announcement


On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak of COVID-19 a “public health emergency of international concern.”


Public Health Ontario and the Ministry of Health are closely monitoring the outbreak, conducting surveillance and appropriate laboratory testing, as well as providing public health and infection control advice.


According to Dr. David Williams, the Chief Medical Officer of Health for Ontario the risk to Ontarians remains low.

Additional information can be found on the Ministry of health website which is updated daily.


COPE Ontario is also monitoring this situation and will provide regular updates on the COPE Ontario website.

Should any COPE Ontario member have any concerns, please contact Maureen O’Halloran RN at or Patty Clancy at