update on the covid-19 virus

Across the globe, several organizations have cancelled conferences and events due to concerns about the COVID-19 virus.

The health and safety of our community is paramount. Italian Week is closely monitoring the situation and will carefully follow the recommendation of public health experts.  At this time, Italian Week preparations are continuing as planned, in order to proceed with the festival in June 2020.

The Italian Week team is currently reviewing its health and safety protocols to ensure it is adopting best practices. We are in contact with the City of Ottawa through the Preston Street BIA, and will continue to monitor their daily updates at: https://www.ottawapublichealth.ca/

For additional COVID-19 facts, tips and prevention resources, refer to City of Ottawa Public Health, Ontario Ministry of Health and Public Health Agency of Canada.

Andrà tutto bene, 

Alessio Monterosso
Italian Week

Media contact: Lydia Di Francesco
Chair of Community Engagement