Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole and his family are being tested for COVID-19 after a staff member that had been travelling with O’Toole tested positive for the virus.
A statement from the Conservative Party said that while O’Toole has not shown any symptoms, he and his family are being tested out of an abundance of caution.
Other staff that were traveling with O’Toole are also being tested and will be isolating as well.
The statement added that O’Toole’s office is contacting everyone he has recently met with.
O’Toole had just met with Québec Premier Fraçois Legault on Monday for his first in person meeting with a premier since winning the Conservative leadership race.
In a Twitter thread on Wednesday, Legault said that he contacted public health authorities and because O’Toole did not show any symptoms, there is a low risk of exposure. Legault added that public health did not recommend isolation or screening and to only monitor for symptoms.
Bloc Québecois leader Yves François Blanchet is also in isolation after his wife, Nancy Déziel, tested positive for COVID-19.
With files from CBC News