COVID-19 Emergency Information

Attention: Current Information

Stay up to date with the latest information and resources for military and civilian members of the Canadian Army related to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 emergency and the steps being taken to minimize the risk to our members.


The Canadian Armed Forces has taken exceptional and unprecedented measures in the face of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). These necessary steps are to ensure the health and safety of our members, their families and all Canadians while ensuring operational readiness. The Canadian Army will remain agile as the situation develops.

Get updates on COVID-19 from the Government of Canada: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Latest Updates

Canadian Army: What you need to know

While at home, or on leave in Canada, the Chief of the Defence Staff directed all Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members to adopt an approach that protects you and your family from COVID-19.

Here is the latest direction to and information for Canadian Army personnel to follow in response to COVID-19. The additional measures, effective as of March 17th, 2020 until further notice, include the following.

  • CANFORGEN - Active Posting Season 2020 Direction in response to COVID-19
  • Non-critical services at units, bases and Headquarters (HQs) are closed.
  • Training at Canadian Army and CAF schools and facilities has been shut down.
  • Exercise MAPLE RESOLVE, a large scale exercise involving units from across Canada, scheduled to begin in early May in Wainwright, Alberta has been cancelled. 


Ongoing measures
  • Stay healthy by following COVID-19 rules.
  • Stay fit by exercising while observing COVID-19 rules.
  • Be prepared and ready to deploy when required.  
  • Army personnel on leave outside of Canada are to be recalled from leave soonest.
  • Army personnel returning from international leave are directed to self-isolate for 14 days.
  • Army personnel requesting leave are not authorized to travel commercially by air, rail and bus.
  • Army personnel requesting leave are restricted to travel by ground within 250 KM of their place of work or primary residence.


Canadian Army Reserve recruiting is now being done only online.

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