Important updates on Ontario's response to COVID-19
Member Update:
COVID-19 Situation- May 20th
Dear ,

Thank you to everyone who joined us for yesterday's Facebook Live session. We greatly appreciated hearing from you and getting your insights. You can watch the recap here.

In case you missed it, Dianne announced yesterday that going forward, we will be hosting Facebook Live sessions as needed when important news or updates are released. While we won't be connecting online on a weekly basis, our team will continue to be available to provide guidance and answer any practice questions you have. We're only a phone call or email away. And of course, we will continue to deliver updates to your inbox through these newsletters.

Key Provincial Updates and Resources for Health Professionals
Today, the provincial government continued to urge the public to adhere to public health guidances, including wearing face coverings in public when social distancing may not be possible.

The Ontario Government has developed an online workplace PPE supplier directory, which can be found here.  

An updated version of the Labour, Delivery and Newborn guidance is available here. The update includes an alternative testing collection method for newborns and the corrected interval for temperature checks of women during labour.  

The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development has developed a Workplace Safety & Prevention Services Guidance on Health and Safety for Personal Services Settings during COVID-19

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 that application documents and updated criteria for Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) for small businesses are now available, and that the program will be opened for applications beginning on May 25.

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

Daily Reports
As of 10:30AM today, Ontario reported 23,774 confirmed cases (increase of 390), 18,190 resolved cases, 1,962 deaths and 4,444 currently under investigation with lab results pending.

The Ministry is also reporting that 991 patients are hospitalized with COVID-19, 160 are in ICU and 120 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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