Important updates on Ontario's response to COVID-19
Member Update:
COVID-19 Situation- April 30th
Dear ,

We want to thank everyone who took part in our Building Resilience webinars over the past week. We've heard great feedback are looking at how we can share the insights from these sessions more broadly in the near future. Stay tuned.

We are always on the lookout for supports to share with you to support your self care and well-being. This week, we're pleased to share new resources from the Mental Health Commission of Canada aimed at supporting essential workers during COVID-19. Click here to learn more.

Key Provincial Updates and Resources for Health Professionals
Today the Ontario government released new safety guidelines to protect workers, customers and the general public from COVID-19 as it prepares for a gradual reopening of the provincial economy.

The government also issued a new memo regarding transfers from hospitals and the community to long-term care homes.

The Command Table met yesterday. Here is a summary of their discussion.

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

Key Federal Updates
Federal parties continued to debate the legislation for support for students today. Government confirmed students will be required to confirm that they're looking for summer work to receive the benefits.

Today the Parliamentary Budget Officer stated that the federal deficit for the year will hit $252.1 billion as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

Daily Reports
As of 10:30AM today, Ontario reported 16,187 confirmed cases (increase of 459), 10,205 resolved cases, 1,082 deaths and 11,859 currently under investigation with lab results pending.

The Ministry is also reporting that 999 patients are hospitalized with COVID-19, 233 are in ICU and 181 are vented. To view these additional details: click here

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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:
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.

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


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