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

Shout out to all the amazing nurses that are delivering care under immense pressure.  We can't thank you enough. As we mentioned yesterday, we know situation is extremely stressful and has an impact on everyone's well-being.  To support your self care through this difficult time, we've pulled together some additional resources:

Remember that you're not alone in dealing with this. Big White Wall– in partnership with Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) - is a provincially funded, safe, online peer-to-peer mental health community that is free and accessible to all health care workers.

You can also check out Ten Percent Happier's Coronavirus Sanity Guide that includes links to some meditation exercises to help people remain calm and destress during these stressful times

Or try a new class, with the YMCA's recently launched 60 free online classes

Recruitment of Nurses
We now have an incredible roster of over 1,800 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 .

We are actively identifying job and volunteer opportunities for nurses and will be sending those opportunities out via email to individuals who have signed up.

If you know of recruitment and other opportunities- please also let us know and we can help circulate those.

Key Updates and Resources for Health Professionals
The Ministry of Health has updated their guidance documents for the following sectors

The Ministry of Health has provided guidance to expand virtually delivered home and community care services

The Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH) issued a directive to Regulated Health Care Providers regarding the need to ramp down elective surgeries and non-emergent activities in order to preserve system capacity to deal effectively with COVID-19.

The Ministry of Health has provided guidance to expand virtually delivered home and community care services

Today, the Minister of Education announced that the government would be lauching a new learn at home e-learning to support students during the pandemic.

The Federal government announced plans to boost medical supplies by working with industry partners.

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

Daily Reports
As of 5:30PM today, Ontario reported 311 confirmed cases, 5 resolved cases, 5475
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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