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Important notice: IQMH response to COVID-19

By Editor on 3/16/2020

Updated March 23, 2020

IQMH Response to COVID-19

Updates regarding IQMH’s response to COVID-19 will be communicated online at 

IQMH is currently in the process of moving to a completely virtual office.

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IQMH has been closely monitoring developments in relation to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak since it first emerged. We have a dedicated team assessing the situation, as it evolves, and leading our preparation and response.

With widespread community transmission of COVID-19 now likely underway in Canada, and following the advice of Canadian health authorities, IQMH has taken the following precautions to mitigate the risk of potential spread of COVID-19:

  • Events and Meetings
    All in-person events and meetings, including Scientific Committee and Advisory Panel meetings, whether inside or outside the IQMH offices will be conducted remotely using phone or video conferencing and/or online communications until further notice.

  • Accreditation Visits
    All on-site accreditation visits scheduled between now and the end of May 2020 are cancelled and will be rescheduled for later in the year, circumstances permitting. Further cancellations beyond May may be necessary and will be communicated as decisions are made in light of the prevailing circumstances.

  • Education Courses
    All education courses, whether on site or off site, are cancelled until further notice.

  • Proficiency Testing Surveys
    All proficiency testing surveys will continue, as scheduled, at this time. IQMH is working closely with Public Health to develop and implement a proficiency testing program for laboratories licensed to perform testing for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The first survey is expected to be shipped on or around April 13, 2020. Further details will be provided to those laboratories performing this testing as soon as more information becomes available.

  • IQMH Employees
    IQMH has implemented a work-from-home policy for all employees who can perform their functions remotely, and all business travel is suspended until further notice.

With these precautionary measures and business contingency plans in place, please be assured that IQMH is doing all that we can to continue delivering services in a safe manner consistent with latest advice and guidance.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work through this rapidly evolving, unprecedented event. 


Jeff Sumner
IQMH President

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