As of March 11, 2020, there are 103 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Canada, in the provinces of Ontario, BC, Quebec, and Alberta. Currently, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has assessed the public health risk associated with COVID-19 as LOW.
The Canadian Association of Midwives will continue to monitor this situation and advise its members and staff as new information is released.
Updates on COVID-19, travel advisories, prevention, symptoms and risks are available through Public Health Agency of Canada: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html
The World Heath Organization provides information from a global lens: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
More in-depth information from Public Health Agency of Canada on community-based measures to mitigate the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Canada can be read here: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/health-professionals/public-health-measures-mitigate-covid-19.html
CAM is also working to ensure that all of its members have access to up to date information on COVID-19. Currently, there is little pregnancy-specific evidence on COVID-19. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has developed a practice advisory on COVID-19:
The Public Health Agency of Canada has issued information on what health professionals can do to support the Public Health Management of cases and possible cases of COVID-19:
The Association of Ontario Midwives is keeping an update list of resources relevant for midwives that are specific to Ontario, but may be relevant in other jurisdictions:
The following two Government of Canada websites are providing rapidly changing travel advisories: https://travel.gc.ca/travelling/advisories
CAM will continue to monitor developments and share information with you as rapidly as possible.