Important updates on Ontario's response to COVID-19
Member Update:
COVID-19 Situation- July 23rd
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Key Provincial Updates and Resources for Health Professionals
Today, the Ontario government announced it would be investing over $500 million to build 30 new schools and make permanent additions to 15 existing facilities, supporting over 25,000 student spaces across the province.

Yesterday, Premier Doug Ford and Government House Leader, Paul Calandra, addressed media after the Ontario Legislature adjourned for the summer. Premier Ford and Minister Calandra thanked Members of Provincial Parliament (MPPs) from all parties for their hard work, and for coming together during a time of crisis.

When asked about the plan for the 2020-21 school year, Premier Ford reiterated that the government’s preference is to have kids return to in-classroom learning five days per week, especially elementary school-aged children. School boards have been asked to prepare for multiple scenarios in order to ensure that all possibilities are accounted for and the Minister of Education is working with school boards to develop creative solutions for the school year.

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

Key Federal Updates
Yesterday, in his briefing, Deputy Chief Public Health Officer of Canada Dr. Howard Njoo said he sees a clear increase of the COVID-19 cases in the country, as Canada had around 450 cases per day over the last four days or so, calling it a “concern”.

Canada has also procured an additional 37 million syringes and needles for COVID-19 vaccination programs. The new order brings the country’s total orders to 75 million.

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

Daily Reports
As of 10:30AM today, Ontario reported 38,210 confirmed cases (increase of 103),
33,963 resolved cases, 2,755 deaths and 21,825 currently under investigation with lab results pending.

The Ministry is also reporting that 154 patients are hospitalized with COVID-19, 35 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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