On behalf of the organizing committee of COM2020, we would like to thank all COM 2020 authors for your interest and enthusiasm in participating in the COM2020 conference. We understand that many participants have concerns or questions about the impact of the novel coronavirus outbreak on the conference. Within the CIM, MetSoc, and COM2020 committee, we are closely monitoring developments and would like to assure you that our foremost priority is the health and safety of our conference participants. At this time, we are continuing our work to offer a comprehensive conference program and proceedings, in keeping with the COM traditions, and have not made plans to change the conference dates.

The organizing committee will take appropriate measures to respond to developments in relation to the outbreak, and will update all participants accordingly.

We will continue to monitor this situation closely, and will take direction from provincial and federal authorities as required. For the most up-to-date and reliable information, you can refer to the World Health Organization’s 2019-nCoV resource page and the provincial information of Ontario on their website.