Coronavirus Information

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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The IIAC has created this webpage to keep members apprised of recent updates regarding the novel coronavirus, and to highlight resources for members. This page will be updated as the situation evolves.

There are everyday actions that can help prevent the spread of germs that cause respiratory illnesses.
Please observe these steps to reduce your exposure to the virus and protect your health:

• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
• Sneeze and cough into your sleeve
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick
• Stay home if you are sick
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth which are common routes of contagion
• Minimize the amount of time spent in crowded public places
• Avoid handshaking and other forms of physical contact
• Do not share electronic devices
• Consider holding meetings via conference calls


Federal Government and Agencies


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Public Health Agency of Canada Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Outbreak update
Public Health Agency of Canada Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Frequently asked questions
Public Health Agency of Canada Risk-informed decision-making for mass gatherings during COVID-19 global outbreak
Government of Canada Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Travel advice
Government of CanadaTravel Advisories

Provincial/Local Government and Agencies


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BC Centre for Disease Control Novel coronavirus (COVID-19)
Vancouver Coastal HealthInformation on Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
Government of AlbertaCOVID-19 coronavirus info for Albertans
Alberta Health ServicesNovel coronavirus (COVID-19)
Government of Saskatchewan2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Government of ManitobaCoronavirus
Government of OntarioThe 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Public Health OntarioCoronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
City of TorontoNovel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Government of Quebec2019 Coronavirus (COVID-19)(English) (French)
Government of Newfoundland and Labrador2019 Novel Coronavirus Infection Outbreak update
Government of New BrunswickCoronavirus
Government of Nova ScotiaNovel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Government of Prince Edward IslandAdvisory – Coronavirus Infection
Government of NunavutCOVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)
Government of Northwest TerritoriesCoronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
Government of YukonInformation about coronavirus for Yukoners
International Air Transport Association (IATA)Air Transport & Coronavirus

International Agencies


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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2019 Novel Coronavirus
World Health Organization (WTO)Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public: Myth busters
World Health Organization (WTO)Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak
World Health Organization (WTO)Your Questions Answered



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CSACanadian Securities Regulators to Provide Blanket Relief for Market Participants due to COVID-19
CSACanadian Securities Administrators Provide Update on COVID-19 and Potential Filing Delays by Reporting Issuers
OSCOSC announces operational changes in response to COVID-19
Autorité des marchés financiersCOVID-19: information you need to know about travel insurance and investments
IIROCEssential Services Update
IIROCIIROC Statement: COVID-19 Preparedness
IIROCIIROC Notice: Guidance on COVID-19
IIROCBusiness Continuity
U.S. Securities and Exchange CommissionSEC Provides Conditional Regulatory Relief and Assistance for Companies Affected by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
U.S. Securities and Exchange CommissionLook Out for Coronavirus-Related Investment Scams – Investor Alert
FINRAPandemic-Related Business Continuity Planning, Guidance and Regulatory Relief
FINRAPandemic/Business Continuity Planning for FINRA Reporting Facilities
IOSCOSecurities regulators coordinate responses to COVID-19 through IOSCO


TSX and TSXVToronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange announce relief measures for listed issuers in response to COVID-19
Bourse de Montréal Inc.Late Filing Fees Additional Reporting Delay Granted
Bourse de Montréal Inc.Additional Guidance to Approved Participants
Bourse de Montréal Inc.Approved Participants Business Continuity Plan COVID-19
Nasdaq, Inc.Nasdaq Statement on North American Operations

Other Resources

Cybersecurity TipsBeware of criminals pretending to be WHO: scams and malicious emails
Cybersecurity TipsCOVID-19 and Cybersecurity: Tips from IIROC to help firms and their employees protect clients’ information
Webinar PresentationNPC Safe Computing Webinar Series: Office 365 Basics for Secure Work from Home
IIAC Tip SheetRemote Access Considerations: When your employees are working from home
FactsheetKnow the facts about coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
InfographicAbout coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
FactsheetCOVID-19 — Be prepared
InfographicBe prepared (COVID-19)
Information SheetCoronavirus disease (COVID-19): Travellers returning to Canada
Sign for visitors to your office (Ontario)English, French
World Health Organization (WTO)Online training as a weapon to fight the new coronavirus (video)
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and PreventionHow to protect myself? (video)
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and PreventionCOVID-19 Stop the Spread of Germs (video)
Johns HopkinsHeat Map