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Important updates on Ontario's response to COVID-19
 
 
Member Update:
COVID-19 Situation- July 2nd
Dear ,

We hope that you enjoyed your Canada Day celebrations yesterday. Special thanks to all the RPNs who spent the day to caring for patients, clients and residents. We continue to be inspired by your compassion and commitment! Thank you for all that you do.

A couple reminders from us:

There are only two weeks left to nominate an engaged RPN to join our Board of Directors and help shape the work we're doing on behalf of Ontario's RPNs. We are accepting nominations for Region 2, Region 4, Region 6 and a Member at Large. Click here for more details. Nominations due July 15th.

Do you know an incredible RPN leader who deserves to be recognized? We are  seeking your help to celebrate some outstanding RPNs with our Awards of Excellence. We're acception nominations across 5 categories. Nominations due July 24th. Learn more at werpn.com/awards

Key Provincial Updates and Resources for Health Professionals
Today, the Ontario government announced it would be providing municipalities and urban Indigenous community partners with an additional $150 million to continue to protect vulnerable people from COVID-19 by improving homeless shelters and creating opportunities for longer-term housing. According to the government, this investment more than doubles the funding currently flowing to local municipal service managers and urban Indigenous program administrators through the Social Services Relief Fund.

On Tuesday, Toronto City Council voted in favour of a temporary by-law that will require business or facility operators to have a policy in place to ensure masks or face coverings be worn by the ‘general public’ when entering enclosed public spaces (e.g. grocery store, gym). The by-law will also require businesses to have corresponding signage and training for all staff on the by-law. Children under two years of age and those who cannot wear for medical reasons will be exempt. Peel region also implemented a similar by law this week.

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

Key Federal Updates
There were no major federal updates on COVID-19 in the last two days.

For mo
re information, we encourage you to visit the
Government of Canada website.
Daily Reports
As of 10:30AM today, Ontario reported 35,370 confirmed cases (increase of 153),
30,730 resolved cases, 2,680 deaths and 13,922 currently under investigation with lab results pending.

The Ministry is also reporting that 119 patients are hospitalized with COVID-19, 40 are in ICU and 26 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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