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Important updates on Ontario's response to COVID-19
 
 
Member Update:
COVID-19 Situation- June 30th
Dear ,

This week our Career Directions series continues with Module 3- Visioning. This module will be available on demand until Wednesday July 8th. Register here.

Wishing you a very Happy Canada Day, tomorrow.

Key Provincial Updates and Resources for Health Professionals
Today the Ontario government announced it would be celebrating Canada Day by offering free day use at all provincial parks, and beginning on July 4, 2020, the province is offering free fishing for two weeks, double the length of last year.

Yesterday, Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott announced that the government is sending teams to farms with high rates of COVID-19 among workers. These teams will include medical personnel and translators and will communicate with workers who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in order to ensure that only those who are feeling well and are truly asymptomatic may return to work.

Late last week, the Ontario government announced it is providing up to $4 million for the Seniors Community Grant Program. This funding will help non-profit organizations, local services boards, or Indigenous groups develop programs for seniors that focus on combatting social isolation, promoting seniors' safety and well-being, improving financial security and making communities age-friendly.

The following guidance documents have been updated:

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

Key Federal Updates
Yesterday, the Prime Minister announced he will no longer hold daily press conferences, but instead just a few conferences a week. The Federal government will continue to publish daily updates on the pandemic. According to the Prime Minister "things are moving in the right direction,” despite the threat of a second wave.

Canada's chief public health officer said transmission of the novel coronavirus is largely under control in this country, but warned that the caseload can flare up at any time – risking a summer outbreak.

The Prime Minister also announced a one-month extension of the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CERCA) program.


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

Daily Reports
As of 10:30AM today, Ontario reported 35,068 confirmed cases (increase of 157),
30,344 resolved cases, 2,672 deaths and 19,318 currently under investigation with lab results pending.

The Ministry is also reporting that 213 patients are hospitalized with COVID-19, 42 are in ICU and 34 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
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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