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Member Update:
COVID-19 Situation- April 21st
Dear ,

We're looking forward to connecting with many of you on this evening's Facebook live session. Tune in at 8PM facebook.com/wearepracticalnurses

We continue to try to raise awareness among the public about the impact that COVID-19 is having on RPNs and other health professionals across the province. Check out this article about the toll on RPNs in home care that includes comments from WeRPN's CEO.

As part of our ongoing Self Care support for nurses, we encourage you to check out this useful resource that was shared with us: Tolerance for Uncertainly: A COVID-19, A Guide to Accept your Feelings, Tolerate Distress and Thrive

We are also pleased to share another offer of support from the province's accountants. The Ontario Chartered Professional Accountants are offering free tax support for health professionals for the 2019 tax year. Learn more here.

Registration Reminder: WeRPN Webinar
Have you been feeling overwhelmed, worried or stressed? You are not alone! We know nurses are facing immense pressure during COVID-19 and we are here to support you. Please consider joining a live and interactive webinar on Building Resilience, led by Julia Scott and Beth High. Spaces are filling up quickly, click on your preferred date below to register and secure your spot (please choose only one):
Friday, April 24th at 11 am

Urgent Jobs During COVID-19
RPNs seeking opportunities to support COVID efforts can find postings on the following sites:

We encourage RPNs looking for employment opportunities to sign up on all the platforms noted above.

Key Provincial Updates and Resources for Health Professionals
Today, the Ontario Government announced additional support for vulnerable Ontarians including seniors and persons with disabilities. The province is investing $11 million to help deliver meals, medicines and other essentials to those in need and doubling the Guaranteed Annual Income System (GAINS) payments.

The Ministry has developed guidance for community emergency evacuations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please share this guidance with any partners who may be involved in the potential evacuations of First Nations communities due to Spring flooding this year.

For more information, we encourage you to visit the
Ministry of Health and Public Health Ontario website

Key Federal Updates
Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced $350 million to support vulnerable Canadians through charities and non-profit organizations that deliver essential services to those in need.

For more information, we encourage you to visit the Government of Canada website.

Daily Reports
As of 10:30AM today, Ontario reported 11,735 confirmed cases (increase of 551), 5,806 resolved cases, 622 deaths and 5,546 currently under investigation with lab results pending.

The Ministry is now also reporting that 859 patients are hospitalized with COVID-19, 250 are in ICU and 194 are vented. To view these additional details: click here


Click Here
to read the latest Ministry of Health Daily Report
**Please note, these reports are intended for health professionals only and we request that you not share this with the public.

World Health Organization Situation Reports are also available here

In the News
For an interactive map tracking all cases across Canada and internationally, click here

Below are some key stories from today that may be of interest to our members:


We will continue to monitor this situation and keep you updated as more information becomes available. Thank you for the important work that you're doing and the sacrifices you're making to keep Ontarians safe. We appreciate everything that you're doing each and every day.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact Tiff Blair at tblair@werpn.com

Sincerely,

WeRPN Team


 
 
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