The Prime Minister announced Tiff Macklem as the next head of the Bank of Canada.

· The Prime Minister acknowledged May 1 as marking the beginning of Asian and Jewish heritage month

· The Prime Minister spoke to gun control in Canada, moving to ban 1,500 makes and models of assault-style weapons effective today

· Effective immediately, military grade assault weapons will be banned for purchase, use, transport, import, export, trade and ownership – there will be a two-year amnesty order under the Criminal Code until April 30, 2022, so lawful owners can properly and safely remove these items from their possession


There will be a gradual re-opening of the provincial economy following the Provincial framework

· Effective Monday, May 4, certain businesses will be permitted to begin operations, including garden centres and lawn care and maintenance companies

· Reiterated it is critical for people to continue to stay home, practice physical distancing and only go out for essential reasons

· Additional business will open in the near future in consultation with the Ministry of Health and the Chief Medical Officer

· The Premier shared we are flattening the curve and heading into the right direction


· We continue to update our with new information including:

· Guidance for Businesses Open to the Public

· Keeping Essential Workers Safe During Covid-19

· Ministry of Health: Resources to Prevent COVID-19 in the Workplace

· The Chairman issued a statement today in recognition of National Physicians Day and National First Responders’ Day; special thanks also shared on Facebook and Twitter
· York Regional Council welcomes Jim MacSween as the new Chief of York Regional Police
· The Province allows certain businesses to open starting Monday, including seasonal businesses and some essential construction projects

· York Region creates Business Recovery Support Partnership in response to COVID-19 pandemic

· Hospitals report people who need urgent care are waiting longer to go to the hospital for fear of contracting the COVID-19

· Below is a summary of the detailed information contained in the Interactive Dashboard – Cases at

In York Region, as of May 1, at 5 p.m. there are:

– 1,568 confirmed cases

– 46 new cases since yesterday

– 5 new fatalities

– 65 confirmed cases in hospital, 15 of which are in Intensive Care

– 86 cases among health care workers

– 106 total confirmed deaths

– 698 resolved cases, which equals about 44%

– 38 institutional outbreaks under COVID-19 protocols:

o 15 Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes

o 22 Community Care Settings

o 1 Hospital

– 5 institutional outbreaks declared over (2 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