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03/16/2020 17:45 EDT | Updated 03/16/2020 19:45 EDT

Canada’s Health-Care Workers On Front Lines Of Pandemic, We Want To Hear From You

As COVID-19 spreads across Canada, our doctors, nurses and other health workers play a vital role.

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Medical staff prepare for the opening of the COVID-19 assessment centre in Ottawa on March 13, 2020.

As Canadians strive to flatten the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic, health-care workers are at the front lines.

Public health officials provide Canadians with daily updates and advice. Doctors and nurses in every province screen patients for the virus in hospitals and assessment centres, and care for those in intensive care units and nursing homes. 

Health professionals give advice at telehealth call centres, and lab technicians test samples. Pharmacists give advice and manage an increased demand for prescriptions, masks and hand sanitizer. 

“In Canada, we’re lucky to have outstanding health care professionals,” said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at a news conference Monday.

“I want to thank them once again for their tireless efforts to keep us all safe … No matter what our next steps look like, you can rest assured that we will take them together with premiers and mayors, with doctors and families and neighbours because that is what Canadians do in difficult times.” 

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There are now more than 350 cases of the novel coronavirus across all provinces and four deaths, all in British Columbia. More than 25,000 people have been tested. 

We want to hear from Canada’s health-care workers during this unprecedented public health emergency. What’s it like working on the front lines? Where do you find hope? What’s missing to fully address the pandemic? 

If you are a health-care worker, please fill out the form below to the best of your ability. We are looking for insights big or small. 

And if you don’t see the form, please follow this link