Important updates on Ontario's response to COVID-19
Member Update:
COVID-19 Situation- May 5th
Dear ,

We are excited to chat with many of you during tonight's Facebook Live session. We hope you'll join us at 8PM at

Key Provincial Updates and Resources for Health Professionals
Today the Ontario government announced it is expanding virtual mental health services to help thousands of Ontarians experiencing anxiety and depression, including frontline health care workers, during the COVID-19 outbreak.

The Ministry has updated th
e Home and Community Care Guidance Document with updated screening procedures and masking recommendations for care providers.

A new Residential Hospice Guidance Document has been created directed at palliative and end-of-life care provided in residential hospice settings.

Friday’s Command Table summary is available here

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

Key Federal Updates
Today, the Federal government announced a $252M aid package for farmers and food processors.

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

Daily Reports
As of 10:30AM today, Ontario reported 18,310 confirmed cases (increase of 387), 12,779 resolved cases, 1,361 deaths and 6,023 currently under investigation with lab results pending.

The Ministry is also reporting that 1,043 patients are hospitalized with COVID-19, 223 are in ICU and 166 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:
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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