If COVID-19 cases are surging in your area, you should avoid discretionary travel and reduce your contacts. That was the message Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shared on Monday.\nSharing a clip of himself speaking outside of Rideau Cottage, the prime minister urged Canadians to “skip non-essential outings” and “work from home” whenever possible.\n"The only way we can reverse the tide is if we immediately reduce the number of people each of us come into contact with,” Trudeau explained.\nIn particular, his advice was directed at people living in areas where COVID-19 case numbers are surging.\nEditor's Choice: Elon Musk Just Became The Second-Richest Person On Earth & His Net Worth Is Staggering\nYou know the drill. If you live where cases are surging, skip non-essential outings. If you’re able to work from home, do that. If you have any symptoms, don’t go out. If we stay home, we can save lives. #StayHome pic.twitter.com/hXrnz0RCOk— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) November 24, 2020\n\n\nTo those in heavily-impacted areas, he added: “Stay at home if you can, and avoid all non-essential travel.”\nThe prime minister also pleaded with employers to allow their staff to work from home once again.\n“If you don’t need to, don’t leave your home,” he added.\nTrudeau concluded the address by urging Canadians to consider downloading the federal government’s COVID-19 alert app, which he said has now been downloaded by 5.3 million people.\nSharing the video to his Twitter account, the prime minister wrote, "you know the drill."\nThis comes just days after he admitted a normal Christmas would be "out of the question" this year, due to the rising numbers of positive tests in Canada.