COVID-19 Updates & Resources

Last updated – Mar 27 – 2020

Worms and Germs Blog, Dr. Scott Weese, infectious disease control specialist at the University of Guelph:

Veterinary medicine, essential services and social distancing –posted Mar-24-2020

Latest Canadian statement on COVID-19 and animals  posted Mar-23-2020

COVID-19 impact on veterinary clinics  posted March 21, 2020

COVID-19: What we don’t know (but that doesn’t mean we can’t do something) FAQ’s from pet owners    posted Mar-20-2020

SARS-CoV-2 Environmental Survival  posted March 18, 2020


Government & Health organizations:

World Health Organization

Centre for Disease Control

Health Canada

The Ontario Government has enacted a Declaration of Emergency to Protect the Public released May 17, 2020.  See the Ontario.ca website for updates:  https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus

COVID-19 self-assessment posted by the Government of Ontario

Telehealth Ontario 1-866-797-0000

 Government of Canada Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) – Information for industry

Government of Canada Economic Impact Plan
March 27, 2020 New announcement of new wage subsidies for qualifying small businesses.

The Ontario government passed the Employment Standards Amendment Act – to provide job-protected leave to employees in isolation or quarantine due to COVID-19, or those who need to be away from work to care for children because of school or day care closures or to care for other relatives. Posted March 19, 2020 2:25 P.M.

CCOHS is offering a free 15-page guide to help you put a business continuity plan together.

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/#countries


Useful articles for horse industry members and individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic:

Equestrian Canada Statement on COVID-19 Including Financial Resources, Travel Advisories and more…

RECORDING: EQUESTRIAN CANADA NATIONAL EQUINE DISEASE AND WELFARE SURVEILLANCE CALL: March 25, 2020

Take EC’s Survey for COVID-19’s Effect on Equine Facilities
Equestrian Canada is inviting equine/equestrian business owners to participate in a survey to understand the effects of the pandemic. 

SUPPORT AND RESOURCES FOR EQUINE FARMS AND EQUESTRIAN FACILITIES – Equestrian Canada Release Mar, 24, 2020

FEI Coronavirus (Covid-19) Advisory – International Equestrian Federation Coronavirus (Covid-19) advisories and FAQs

Notice regarding Recent Government and Other Communications Relevant to Members of Ontario Equestrian – March 24, 2020

ONTARIO RACING TASK FORCE NOTICE TO THE INDUSTRY: CANADA’S COVID-19 ECONOMIC RESPONSE PLAN -March 23, 2020

COVID-19: Caring for your horse during a pandemic  from Ontario Animal Health Network

Farriers working during COVID-19 – Ontario Animal Health Network

University of Guelph Infosec Blog – COVID 19: Stay Calm and Don’t Get Scammed

National Farm and Facility Level Biosecurity standard for the Equine Sector

National Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Equines

College of Veterinarians of Ontario on COVID-19

COVID-19 Advice from the AAEP Infectious Disease Committee

List of Cancellations Equine Events from Horse Journals Updated March 19, 2020


Equine Guelph’s Resources for Equine Health & Biosecurity:

Equine Guelph HEALTHflash Alert – COVID-19 – Caring for your horse during a pandemic

Equine Guelph’s Biosecurity Calculator- free online healthcare tool

Equine Guelph’s Sickness Prevention online short course

Equine Guelph’s Health & Disease 12-week online course