Important updates on Ontario's response to COVID-19
Member Update:
COVID-19 Situation- July 28th
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Key Provincial Updates and Resources for Health Professionals
Today, the Ontario government announced a new project with Lakeridge Health as part of the province's  Accelerated Build Pilot Program. By working with Lakeridge Health and Infrastructure Ontario, the province intends to build up to 320 new long-term care beds by 2021 at the Ajax site.

Yesterday, Premier Doug Ford and Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Steve Clark, announced up to $4 billion in assistance for Ontario municipalities facing revenue shortfalls and increased costs due to COVID-19. This funding, which includes up to $2 billion earmarked specifically for public transportation, will help local governments maintain the critical services they provide residents over the next six to eight months.

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

Key Federal Updates
The Federal government continues to explore options for Canada's choice of vaccine, including exploring the possibility of manufacturing a potential pandemic cure in Canada.

Canada's Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam continues to urge young people to resist giving in to pandemic fatique. There is a worrying upward trend in infection among people aged 20 to 39, she said, adding that this age group represents the highest rates of COVID-19 cases in the past two weeks (60% of cases and one-third had to be hospitalized). The daily number of cases nationwide, on a seven-day average, is rising again across the country after falling earlier this summer.

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

Daily Reports
As of 10:30AM today, Ontario reported 38,910 confirmed cases (increase of 111),
34,567 resolved cases, 2,768 deaths and 12,919 currently under investigation with lab results pending.

The Ministry is also reporting that 96 patients are hospitalized with COVID-19, 31 are in ICU and 18 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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