Important updates on Ontario's response to COVID-19
Member Update:
COVID-19 Situation- June 3rd
Dear ,

Given that many RPNs are interested in opportunities for further specialization, we want to bring to your attention that the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) is now offering certifications for RPNs in Medical Surgury (new this year) and Gerontology. CNA certification is a nationally recognized nursing specialty credential for nurses.

We were pleased to support the development of the RPN certification exams over the past several months and encourage RPNs interested in these areas to consider applying. RPNs are invited to apply to take the exam from now until September 10th. Click here to learn more.

Resumption of Health Services
The Government's updated Directive #2 offers guidance to health care providers on the resumption of non-essential health services, along with the supplemental document, Operational Requirements for Health Sector Restart. We encourage foot care nurses and other nurses in independent practice to refer to these documents to guide your practice as you consider resuming services.

Key Provincial Updates and Resources for Health Professionals
Ontario has extended its state of emergency until June 30, 2020 and gatherings larger than five people are still banned.

Today, the government announced it is investing $150 million in reliable broadband and cellular service for rural, remote and underserved areas of the province.

Ontario also released the 2020 Local Food Report: Ontario Spirit – A Celebration of Local Food Collaboration, which highlights actions taken by local agri-food producers to keep the provincial supply chain strong during the pandemic.

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

Key Federal Updates
The Prime Minister did not hold his daily COVID press conference today.

Yesterday, the federal government signed a contract for 37 million syringes — roughly enough for the entire Canadian population — as it prepares for “mass vaccinations” against COVID-19.

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

Daily Reports
As of 10:30AM today, Ontario reported 29,047 confirmed cases (increase of 338),
22,811 resolved cases, 2,312 deaths and 11,636 currently under investigation with lab results pending.

The Ministry is also reporting that 791 patients are hospitalized with COVID-19, 127 are in ICU and 92 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


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