Prime Minister Trudeau acknowledged National Nursing Week, emphasizing nurses are the heart of our health care system

· Reiterated the national three-step strategy to the government’s COVID-19 response (protect the health and safety of Canadians, support businesses and preserve the economy during recovery)

· Announced the next phase of federal support for businesses, which includes:

o Widening the Business Credit Availability Program (BCAP) to include mid-sized businesses of all sectors

o Establishing the Large Employer Emergency Financial Facility (LEEFF) for large businesses of all sectors; this program will provide bridge financing to avoid bankruptcies and protect jobs – these are bridge loans, not bailouts, which come with many conditions

· Reiterated Public Health’s messaging of: stay home, wash your hands, continue physical distancing of 2 metres and avoid large gatherings


The Premier recapped decisions over the past two months to help flatten the curve and protect citizens; the result is their worst case scenario was avoided

· As trends improve, more businesses will be able to re-open

· Premier will have more to say in the coming days about re-opening more businesses across the Province


· We continue to update our with new information including:

o A new bar graph showing where workplace outbreaks have occurred in the interactive dashboard

· Retail stores with street (or exterior) entrance allowed to open for curbside pickup and delivery; beaches, campgrounds and playgrounds in parks and conservation reserves remain closed

· York Region acknowledges National Nursing Week

· On May 9, Southlake Regional Health Centre’s COVID-19 response was featured in a special edition of CTV W5

· Starting next week, all Metrolinx staff will be required to wear face masks while on the job

· CTV reporting the Province will ask the Ontario Legislature tomorrow to extend the State of Emergency until June 2

· York Region is working with Public Health, provincial authorities, Ontario transit agencies and the Ontario and Canadian public transit associations to evaluate options to address the increasing numbers of riders returning to transit as the GTA economy starts to re-open; issues include:

o Addressing an inability to maintain 2-metre physical distancing between travellers

o Addressing a return of front door boarding and on-board payment while maintaining physical distancing between travellers and drivers

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

In York Region as of May 11, at 5 p.m. there are:

1,905 confirmed cases 52 new cases* since yesterday88 confirmed cases in hospital, 20 of which are in Intensive Care249 cases among health care workers, of which 131 cases have resolved (71%) **

· 3 new fatalities

· 135 total confirmed deaths

917 resolved cases, which equals about 48%

· 33 institutional outbreaks under COVID-19 protocols:

o 18 Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes

o 14 Community Care Settings

o 1 Hospital

· 4 new institutional outbreaks declared over; 17 in total

*Data quality is an on-going process and may result, from time to time, in our reported case numbers not matching up day-over-day.

** As of May 11, 2020, the number of health care workers has increased by 160, a result of existing cases being re-categorized.

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:

· 20,546 total cases (15,131 resolved); with 1,669 related deaths in Ontario

· 69,156 total cases (308 increase in last 24 hours); with 4,906 related deaths in Canada

· Over 4.0 million total cases worldwide with cases in 215 countries, areas or territories; 278,993 related deaths


Recent internal improvements by York Region Public Health have allowed us to use the provincial data system (called iPHIS) as the primary source of data for our dashboard. Also, on-going data quality work may result in existing cases being re-assigned to a different municipality or category. Changes occur after Public Health learns more about specific case information.

THAT ALL SAID King is reported back to a total 22 cases which means we have gone 8 days with no new cases