Important updates on Ontario's response to COVID-19
Member Update:
COVID-19 Situation- May 4th
Dear ,

We hope you had a nice weekend, whether you spent it at work caring for Ontarians, connecting virtually with friends and loved ones or decompressing and practicing your own self care.

This week, we continue to urge the government to release more details about the roll out of pandemic pay that we know you're eagerly awaiting. We were advised that we should be receiving additional information in the coming days and will share it as soon as possible.

Facebook Live- Tuesday May 5th-8pm
We look forward to continuing our weekly engagement with RPNs during our 6th Facebook Live session tomorrow evening. We hope you'll join us at

Key Provincial Updates and Resources for Health Professionals
Today the Ontario government announced it has significantly increased testing and contact tracing capacity to 16,000 tests a day.

A new guidance document has been created for Labour, Delivery and Newborn Care.

A Guidance Document for essential, non-health care workplaces was developed and outlines what workplaces can do to prevent the spread of COVID-19

The following documents have been updated:

The Chief Medical Officer of Health issued two memos to public health units regarding:

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

Key Federal Updates
Over the weekend, Justin Trudeau announced the federal government is investing $240 million to boost access to online health services, including mental-health support and virtual access to doctors for primary care during COVID-10.

Ottawa also announced the creation of a new COVID-19 Supply Council in charge of stockpiling PPE  

The Federal government also announced a $175 million investment in a Vancouver-based company's research into treatment and prevention of COVID-19.

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

Daily Reports
As of 10:30AM today, Ontario reported 17,923 confirmed cases (increase of 370), 12,505 resolved cases, 1,300 deaths and 6,265 currently under investigation with lab results pending.

The Ministry is also reporting that 984 patients are hospitalized with COVID-19, 225 are in ICU and 175 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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