Need an expert? COVID-19: reopening plans

Posted on Monday, May 11, 2020

A sign in a business front door ''We cannot wait to see you again. Stay safe.''

Members of the media may directly contact the following expert:

Dr. Raywat Deonandan (English only)

Epidemiologist and Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences

“The reopening of the economy must be done in a staged manner that is reflective of the best scientific evidence available. With each restriction relaxed, time and effort should be taken to appraise the case data to determine what, if any, effect it has on the epidemic. Only then can we know which steps are truly low risk. As well, any return to pseudo-normalcy must be accompanied by a renewed capacity for overwhelming public health oversight in testing and contact tracing.”

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