In December 2019, an outbreak of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) was first detected in Wuhan, China, infecting hundreds of people and causing 82 deaths to date. The 2019-nCoV virus is in the same family of viruses as SARS and has never before been observed in humans. This virus does not appear to spread as easily as influenza, nor mutate as quickly. However, it can spread from one person to another. There is currently no vaccine against 2019-nCoV.

On January 21st, the first case of the 2019-nCoV coronavirus appeared in the U.S.; five cases have since been reported in the country. Here in Canada, two suspected cases of coronavirus have been detected in Ontario. Though the overall risk to Canadians remains low, public health agencies in Canada are already preparing to fight this new contagious virus.

Sani Marc Group, as the Canadian leader in hygiene and sanitation products, wants to assure you that we are monitoring the situation closely. If necessary, we are ready to deploy our pandemic plan to help you to fight an outbreak of the 2019-nCoV coronavirus and its possible impacts.

Since 2009, Sani Marc Group has had a solid pandemic plan in place to help prevent virus transmission and cross-contamination by ensuring that customers that interact most with the virus have priority access to key products. This approach aims to minimize the impacts of possible supply shortages from manufacturers. Please note that our objective is, and will continue to be, to serve ALL customers to the greatest possible extent.

Preparation remains the best defense against 2019-nCoV’s potential impacts of on human health and your day-to-day operations. To help you face any eventuality, Sani Marc Group has created a document containing useful guidelines, tools and resources. Click on the link below to learn more about the 2019-nCoV coronavirus and what you can do to prevent it from spreading.

Read bulletin on 2019-nCoV coronavirus

If you need any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact your account manager. Rest assured of our full cooperation in this matter.