Important updates on Ontario's response to COVID-19
Member Update:
COVID-19 Situation- July 7th
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Key Provincial Updates and Resources for Health Professionals
Today, the Ontario government is introducing legislation that, if passed, would enable to extension of some pandemic emergency orders over the next year. Under current legislation, the province can only issue emergency orders while the state of emergency remains in place. The proposed new legislation would alter this by allowing the provincial government to extend some emergency orders by a month at a time. The law would expire one year after its passage.

Yesterday, the Ontario government announced that the areas of Leamington and Kingsville within the Windsor-Essex region would be permitted to move into stage two as of 12:01AM today. These areas, which until today remained in stage one due to outbreaks within the local agri-food sector, were the final regions of Ontario to enter stage two.

Also yesterday, the Ontario government announced a plan to more rapidly build major infrastructure projects, including provincial highways, transit infrastructure, and affordable housing. Building this critical infrastructure will create jobs that will support Ontario’s economic recovery from COVID-19.

Late last week, the remainder of Canadian Armed Forces personnel who were deployed to some of Ontario’s hardest-hit long-term care homes left the facilities.

For more information, we encourage you to visit the Government of Ontario and Public Health Ontario websites.

Key Federal Updates
The Prime Minister and federal ministers have spent the beginning of this week participating in a virtual Cabinet retreat, where they have discussed how to prepare for a potential second wave of COVID-19 while safely restarting Canada’s economy.

Finance Minister Bill Morneau will present an Economic and Fiscal Snapshot in the House of Commons tomorrow. The update is expected to outline the economic impact of four months of COVID-19 lockdowns, combined with the billions of dollars in aid spending from the federal government. The update will also likely chart a path for Canada to begin recovering from the economic impacts of the pandemic.

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

Daily Reports
As of 10:30AM today, Ontario reported 36,060 confirmed cases (increase of 112),
31,603 resolved cases, 2,691 deaths and 12,625 currently under investigation with lab results pending.

The Ministry is also reporting that 131 patients are hospitalized with COVID-19, 34 are in ICU and 24 are vented. To view these additional details: click here

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 us at


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