This is not specific to Iraq, but four or five days ago I instituted for my command, which includes all deployed operations, very stringent mitigation measures. For example, all non-essential travel that's not directly related to a core mission's output is cancelled until further notice. There are restrictions like that, all in an effort to preserve the force. If there is going to be a spike in COVID-19 infections, we want to try to minimize the amplitude of that spike and push it out to the right so that our force does not get sick all at once. We're trying to husband the force.
I would tell the families that we're taking all of the strongest precautionary measures we can while still realizing that we have to be postured to deliver on a mission. It doesn't mean we can lock ourselves in isolation and hide from something. We're not only putting mitigation measures in place. We're also doing due diligence so that, not if, but when, it hits—at some level, we will likely have people affected by this—we have the right resources and expertise in place all the way to evacuation. I am heartened by the fact that if you listen to the experts, the vast majority of the demographic in the Canadian Armed Forces should do okay because of their age, but we're leaving nothing on the table.