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Important updates on Ontario's response to COVID-19
 
 
Member Update:
COVID-19 Situation- June 9th
Dear ,

Many RPNs have identified leadership development as a priority and career objective. To support you on your leadership journey, WeRPN has developed four series of online courses. We are pleased to announce we have opened registration for these 8-week courses with start dates on June 15th and September 21st. The courses are:

For further details, pricing information and to register, please visit https://www.werpn.com/learn/e-learning/ or email sfoster@werpn.com

Key Provincial Updates and Resources for Health Professionals
Today, the Ontario government announced its plan to reopen child care centres across the province to support the next stage of the province's reopening framework. Child care operators will be required to follow strict health protocols to ensure the safety of child care staff and children including:
  • Cohorting ― putting children and staff in groups of 10 or less day over day;
  • COVID-19 response plan ― all child care settings will be required to have a plan in place if a child, parent or staff member/provider is exposed to COVID-19;
  • Screening ― all staff and children must be screened prior to entry to the child care setting.  
  • Daily attendance records ― child care settings must keep daily records of all attendees in order to support contact tracing;
  • Cleaning ― child care settings must be thoroughly cleaned before opening and frequently thereafter;
  • No visitors ― only essential visitors are permitted entry into the child care setting;
  • Implementing drop-off and pick-up protocols in a way that facilitates physical distancing.

The Government has also expanded the data shared through the Daily Report to included more detailed breakdowns about the cumulative cases, mode of acquision, testing and positivity rates. See Ministry Daily report below.

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

Key Federal Updates
The government is proposing legislation that would impose tighter rules for claiming the Canada emergency response benefit (CERB) and is threatening to impose fines and jail time on those who deliberately lie on applications.

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

Daily Reports
As of 10:30AM today, Ontario reported 30,090 confirmed cases (increase of 230),
24,829 resolved cases, 2,464 deaths and 11,020 currently under investigation with lab results pending.

The Ministry is also reporting that 600 patients are hospitalized with COVID-19, 116 are in ICU and 88 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 tblair@werpn.com

Sincerely,

WeRPN Team


 
 
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