Over the past few months, the spread of Ebola in Western Africa has been widely reported in the news.

Retail Council of Canada (RCC) is in regular contact with the Public Health Agency of Canada and their Centre for Emergency Response to ensure that there are no particular preparations or precautions that need to be taken from a retail industry perspective. RCC will immediately advise members and organize a member call should the situation change.

We have been assured that there are no special measures required from retailers. The World Health Organization and the U.S. Center for Disease Control have both stated that Ebola is transmitted through direct contact with a person who is sick with Ebola, not through casual contact.

RCC remains in regular contact with the Public Health Agency of Canada and their Centre for Emergency Response on this and other issues.

For additional information, please visit the following link:

http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/id-mi/vhf-fvh/ebola-response-reponse-eng.php

Or contact:

Jason McLinton
Senior Director, Federal Government Relations
Retail Council of Canada
110 Clarence Street, Suite 302
Ottawa, ON   K1N 5P6
Tel: 613.656.7903
Cel: 613.293.4790
Fax: 613.656.7904
www.retailcouncil.org