The Prime Minister provided an update on the search for a Canadian Armed Forces CH-148 Cyclone helicopter involved in an accident during a NATO training exercise off the coast of Greece

· The Prime Minister acknowledged that the Military is helping fight the COVID-19 pandemic by working in long-term care homes – # homes in Ontario, # homes in Montreal

· To support COVID-19, Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) will soon have more than 500 serving in 13 long-term care homes in and around Montreal; CAF teams have been deployed to assist in 5 long-term care homes in Ontario


The Premier reiterated the government’s framework for re-opening the economy, stating we are getting closer to the targets we need to hit to safely re-open the economy

· The government safety guidelines released today will provide direction to those working in manufacturing, food manufacturing and processing, restaurant and food service and the agricultural sector; these measures build on more than 60 guidelines developed by Ontario’s health and safety associations in response to COVID-19 for various sectors such as retail, health care, construction, transportation, police services, firefighters and transit employees

· The sector-specific post-pandemic guidelines for employers provide practical measures to ensure workplace safety for employees and consumers while preventing the spread of COVID-19


· We continue to update our with new information including: a video on how to properly put on, take off and dispose of personal protective equipment

· Southlake Regional Health Centre is now following COVID-19 outbreak protocols after two patients and one staff member tested positive for the virus within the Medical Assessment and Consultation Unit (MACU)

· York Regional Council extends congratulations to York Regional Police Chief Eric Jolliffe on his retirement .

In York Region, as of April 30, at 5 p.m. there are:

– 1,522 confirmed cases

– 35 new cases since yesterday

– 5 new fatalities

– 56 confirmed cases in hospital, 17 of which are in Intensive Care

– 85 cases among health care workers

– 101 total confirmed deaths

– 674 resolved cases, which equals about 44%

– 40 institutional outbreaks under COVID-19 protocols:

o 15 Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes

o 24 Community Care Settings

o 1 Hospital

– 3 institutional outbreaks declared over (1 new from yesterday)

The comprehensive list of outbreaks (including the number of resident and health care worker positive cases) is available on The data can be filtered by municipality.

To access this list, select the blue drop-down menu titled Interactive Dashboard – Outbreaks in Long-Term Care and Community Care Settings

As of this morning, there are:

· 16,187 total cases (10,205 resolved); with 1,082 related deaths in Ontario

· 52,056 (459 increase) total cases; with 3,082 related deaths in Canada

· Over 3 million total cases worldwide with cases in 213 countries, areas or territories; 217,769 related deaths