In response to the growing concerns about COVID-19, commonly referred to as coronavirus, Hallmark is providing this guidance to help REALTORS® respond to the coronavirus's potential impact and best hygiene practice. As of January 25, 2020, the Ontario Public Health Office has issued Travel Warnings for all of China, South Korea, Italy, Iran, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore However, the situation is rapidly evolving.  

What is Coronavirus?

Health Services Canada is responding to an outbreak of a respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus outbreak. While the outbreak started in Wuhan, China, a growing number of cases have been identified in several other countries, including Canada. 
What is the risk of exposure to coronavirus?
Health Canada reports that most people in Canada do not have an immediate risk of exposure to the virus. However, the situation is rapidly evolving, and Health Canada will update its risk assessment as needed. 

What preventative measures can you take to reduce the risk of contracting and spreading coronavirus?

The same preventative measures recommended to prevent influenza are also effective in reducing the risk of contracting or spreading coronavirus.  These measures include: