Important updates on Ontario's response to COVID-19
Member Update:
COVID-19 Situation- July 14th
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This week our Career Directions series continues with Module 5- Marketing. This module will be available on demand until Wednesday July 22nd. Register here.

Also, a reminder that tomorrow is the last day that we will be accepting nominations for our Board of Directors. We're looking for RPNs to represent Region 2, Region 4, Region 6 and a Member at Large. Click here for more details. Please help us recruit great leadership to guide our organization and work on behalf of RPNs by nominating outstanding leaders from your network.

Key Provincial Updates and Resources for Health Professionals
Today, thre Premier was in Cambridge Ontario to announce a $1,4M investment to increase the manufacturing of made-in-Ontario N95 masks

Yesterday, Premier Doug Ford announced the details of Stage Three of Ontario’s economic reopening plan, which will permit nearly all businesses and public spaces to reopen. Twenty-four of the province’s public health regions will move into stage three this Friday, July 17, at 12:01 a.m. Regions which were later to enter stage two will not be permitted to enter stage three until four weeks worth of stage two data can be analyzed by the Chief Medical Officer of Health. Regions that will remain in stage two include: Durham, Haldimand-Norfolk, Halton, Hamilton, Lambton, Niagara, Peel, Toronto, Windsor-Essex, and York.

Stage three will enable the majority of businesses and public spaces in Ontario to reopen, including dine-in service at restaurants, bars, gyms and fitness centres, most personal care services, live shows, performing arts and movie theatres, casinos, recreational facilities and activities, team sports, live sporting events, and tour and guide services.

Businesses will be required to follow health and safety measures such as gathering limits, physical distancing measures, and cleaning protocols. Workplace-specific health and safety measures can be found within Ontario’s framework document on stage three.

The government also announced yesterday that child care centres will be permitted to operate with cohorts of 15 children, beginning July 27, 2020. This represents an increase from the current child care cohort cap of 10, and will bring the child care sector to approximately 90 per cent of its pre-COVID-19 operating capacity.

On Friday, the province announced the launch of the Ontario Made program from Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME). This new program will promote the many world-class goods that are made across the province by helping consumers easily identify, access and purchase local products.

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

Key Federal Updates
Yesterday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the federal government is extending the emergency wage subsidy program to December. And, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says border discussions with the U.S. are ongoing and he expects to have more to share later in the week.

Last week, Statistics Canada revealed new data indicating that Canada added 1 million jobs in June, with the jobless rate falling to 12.3 per cent. However, Canada is still down 2 million jobs from pre-COVID-19 numbers.

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

Daily Reports
As of 10:30AM today, Ontario reported 36,950 confirmed cases (increase of 111),
32,785 resolved cases, 2,723 deaths and 13,918 currently under investigation with lab results pending.

The Ministry is also reporting that 137 patients are hospitalized with COVID-19, 30 are in ICU and 21 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


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