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

Thank you all for your continued commitment to delivering the best care possible in uncertain and unpredictable times. We know this takes a toll on everyone's mental and physical well-being, especially those at the frontlines. We want to remind you to practice self care during difficult times like these. We have self care resources on our website to support nursing self care and also wanted to share a useful resource from CAMH to help support mental health and help cope with anxiety in this difficult time.

Recruitment of Nurses
We now have an incredible roster of over 1,600 nurses who have signed up to support additional COVID-19 response efforts!!! Thank you so much for putting your names forward. If you haven't gotten a chance and are interested in offering additional support, please complete this survey

College of Nurses Guidance during COVID-19
As we noted in yesterday's update, the College of Nurses of Ontario has recently posted a new FAQ regarding Re-Instatement for Nurses in response to COVID-19. We are continuing to share this information today as we expect it is of interest to several nurses.

They have also provided guidance with regards to the accountabilities of nurses providing care to a patient diagnosed or suspected of having COVID-19.

Key Updates and Resources for Health Professionals
The Chief Medical Officer of Health has issued a new memo advising health care workers to self isolate for 14 days following return from travel. This includes additional guidance for monitoring health care workers deemed critical.

Halton Region announced Ontario's 2nd COVID-19 related death of a man in his 50s with pre-existing conditions.

This afternoon, Premier Ford announced that the Ontario government would be suspending eviction orders until further notice as well as postponing renewals of drivers licenses, licence plate stickers and health cards.

The Federal government has enhanced the country's COVID-19 testing capacity, including purchasing 800 000 more testing kits, to support provinces in efforts to enhancing test.

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

Daily Reports
As of 10:30AM today, Ontario reported 251 confirmed cases, 5 resolved cases, 3372 currently under investigation with lab results pending.

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.

In the News
Below are some key stories from today that may be of interest to our members:

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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