Important updates on Ontario's response to COVID-19
Member Update:
COVID-19 Situation- June 8th
Dear ,

We hope you had a nice weekend and had a chance to enjoy the warmth and sunshine.

REMINDER: We are still accepting nominations for RPNs to join our Board of Directors. We are currently recruiting members to represent Regions 2, 4, 6 and a member at large. Please consider nominating any outstanding RPNs in your network by July 15th. Click here for details about the regions, eligibility and nominations process.

Key Provincial Updates and Resources for Health Professionals
Over the weekend, the Ontario government, after consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, extended all emergency orders currently in force under s.7.0.2 (4) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act until June 19, 2020.

Today the province announced that the government will be moving forward with a regional approach to Stage 2 of reopening the province. The public health unit regions allowed to move into Stage 2 on Friday, June 12 at 12:01 a.m. include:
  • Algoma Public Health
  • Brant County Health Unit
  • Chatham-Kent Public Health
  • Eastern Ontario Health Unit
  • Grey Bruce Health Unit
  • Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit
  • Hastings Prince Edward Public Health
  • Huron Perth Public Health
  • Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington Public Health
  • Leeds Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit
  • Middlesex-London Health Unit
  • North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit
  • Northwestern Health Unit
  • Ottawa Public Health
  • Peterborough Public Health
  • Porcupine Health Unit
  • Public Health Sudbury & Districts
  • Region of Waterloo Public Health and Emergency Services
  • Renfrew County and District Health Unit
  • Simcoe-Muskoka District Health Unit
  • Southwestern Public Health
  • Thunder Bay District Health Unit
  • Timiskaming Health Unit
  • Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health

In addition, the province will increase the limit on social gatherings from five to 10 people across the province, regardless of whether a region has moved to Stage 2 effective Friday June 12 at 12:01am. Additionally, all places of worship in Ontario will also be permitted to open with physical distancing in place and attendance limited to no more than 30 per cent of the building capacity to ensure the safety of worshippers.

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

Key Federal Updates
Today, the government announced they are bringing in a limited exemption to allow immediate family members of citizens or permanent residents to come to Canada.

Health Canada is also recalling some hand sanitizers over industrial-grade ethanol content

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

Daily Reports
As of 10:30AM today, Ontario reported 30,860 confirmed cases (increase of 243),
24,492 resolved cases, 2,450 deaths and 4,811 currently under investigation with lab results pending.

The Ministry is also reporting that 603 patients are hospitalized with COVID-19, 118 are in ICU and 81 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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