The Ontario Rett Syndrome Association (O.R.S.A.) is closely monitoring the development of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), that has spread quickly to other countries and into our communities, which is associated with respiratory illness. The World Health Organization has now declared this a Pandemic.
Ontario’s chief medical officer now recommends the immediate suspension of all gatherings over 250 people because of the risks of COVID-19. Thus, O.R.S.A. has decided to postpone the conference planned for May 2020. Individuals with Rett syndrome are often susceptible to complications from respiratory illness and many of the speakers work at hospitals and other health care organizations that have travel restrictions in place or are considering them.