Animal Health is Essential

Animal Health Companies are Essential Businesses

On March 23rd, 2020 both the provinces of Ontario and Quebec announced the closure of all non-essential businesses effective March 25th.

CAHI member businesses are not impacted by these closures as they are essential for animal health and welfare.  

"The Ontario and Quebec governments are to be lauded for their recognition of the importance of the Canadian animal health sector in safeguarding not only the food supply, but also the broader health and wellbeing of Canadians, particularly during this unprecedented and very difficult period." says CAHI President and CEO, Dr. Catherine Filejski.

Read the full CAHI statement here

Other COVID-19 Resources

The Ontario and Quebec lists of essential businesses in the face of COVID-19 broadly include the veterinary, animal health and agricultural sectors, as well as the supply chains, research facilities and distribution channels supporting these sectors. All of CAHI’s full member companies fall within the scope of designated “essential workplaces”.

View the lists here: