Important updates on Ontario's response to COVID-19
Member Update:
COVID-19 Situation- May 14th
Dear ,

We hope you're all having a great Nursing Week.

We're busy working to get our special care packages out the door to you. As part of this campaign, we're also encouraging Canadians to share their thanks to nurses with the hashtag #ThankYouNurses. So far, we've seen wonderful appreciation come in from across the province and the country. From our healthcare colleagues to literary icons like Margaret Atwood, leaders like Premier Doug Ford and Canada Chief Medical Officer Dr Tam, Toronto Maple Leafs, Sam Roberts Band and reporters in training like Daniel. Thank you for everything you do to care for Ontarians and keep us safe!

Nursing Week Trivia Night- Tonight at 8pm ET
As we continue our Nursing Week celebrations, we're looking forward to hosting a special virtual trivia night for RPN. Join us and your nursing colleagues tomorrow evening for a fun filled event and showcase your nursing knowledge! We'll meet you on Zoom tonight

Key Provincial Updates and Resources for Health Professionals
Today, the Ontario government announced the retailers, seasonal businesses and health and community service providers who will be permitted to open or expand their services on Tuesday, May 19, 2020

The Minister of Health issued a statement about multisystem inflammatory vasculitis, indicating Ontario is taking immediate action to better monitor this emerging issue to effectively respond to the illness and protect Ontario's children.

A summary of Monday's
Command Table meeting is available here

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 $469.4 million in new measures to support Canada’s fish harvesters.

The Government also announced that National Parks and Historic sites would be partially reopening on June 1st.

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

Daily Reports
As of 10:30AM today, Ontario reported 21,494 confirmed cases (increase of 258), 16,204 resolved cases, 1,798 deaths and 17,578 currently under investigation with lab results pending.

The Ministry is also reporting that 1,026 patients are hospitalized with COVID-19, 184 are in ICU and 141 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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