Important updates on Ontario's response to COVID-19
Member Update:
COVID-19 Situation- May 26th
Dear ,

Today, we saw a disturbing report released by the Canadian Armed Forces regarding the conditions they encoutered at 5 LTC facilities in Ontario.These findings echo concerns that nurses have been raising for years. Read our statement.

You can also find more details about Ontario's response in the updates below.

Launching WeRPN's Awards of Excellence
As you may know, each year we celebrate exceptional RPNs and RPN-employers through our Awards of Excellence. We have just launched this year's Call for Nominations and encourage you to click here for more details and consider who you can nominate.

To nominate an outstanding RPN, please visit to download the nomination forms. Nominations due by Friday July 24th, 2020.

Key Provincial Updates and Resources for Health Professionals
Today, the Premier announced that the government would be taking action following the receipt of a report from the Canadian Armed Forces that outlines serious concerns around infection prevention, safety, staffing and level of care. This entails launching a full investigation into the allegations, including an investigation by Ontario’s Chief Coroner.

The COVID-19 Reference Document for Symptoms has been updated to include some additional language around how multisystem inflammatory vasculitis may present in children.

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 provided an update on the country's supplies of PPE, noting that 40 flights carrying personal protective equipment have arrived in Canada. The federal government has also signed an agreement with GM to make 10M masks at their Oshawa plant.

The Prime Minister also called the Canadian Armed Forces report deeply disturbing.

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

Daily Reports
As of 10:30AM today, Ontario reported 26,191 confirmed cases (increase of 287), 19,958 resolved cases, 2,123 deaths and 6,961 currently under investigation with lab results pending.

The Ministry is also reporting that 848 patients are hospitalized with COVID-19, 143 are in ICU and 113 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

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


WeRPN Team

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