Prime Minister Trudeau announced Health Canada has authorized the first serological tests for COVID-19 antibodies to understand virus immunity
· Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy program update: to date, 120,000 employers have been approved for the benefit
· Unveiled the $1 billion Regional Help and Assistance Fund to support small businesses, businesses in rural and remote areas and businesses in tourism that do not qualify for the CERB or CEWS programs; funding will be allocated through Regional Economic Agencies as follows:
$110 million for Atlantic Canada – Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)$211 million for Quebec – Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)$34.3 million for Northern Canada – Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor)$252.4 million for Southern Ontario – Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario)$49.5 million for Northern Ontario – Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario (FedNor)$304.2 million for Western Canada – Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD)
· Announced starting Friday, students and recent graduates can apply for the student Canadian Emergency Student Benefit (CESB) on the CRA’s webpage; in the meantime, students are encouraged to sign up for the CRA’s “my Account” in order to prepare for the application process
o Students will receive $1,250/ month for up to 4 months; an additional $750 per month will be provided to students with dependents or disabilities
· As we start to re-open the economy, the Prime Minister reminded Canadians to stay home as much as possible and continue 2-metre physical distancing
Premier Ford began his daily announcement by acknowledging Ontarians for stepping up and looking out for each other
· Front-line workers in long-term care and congregate living facilities are the true heroes of this pandemic and the government continues to do everything possible to get more resources to these front lines
· Announced the voluntary redeployment of education workers to long-term care and congregate living facilities
· Voluntary redeployment is available to those education workers not directly involved with at-home learning (custodians, administrative staff, education assistants)
Earlier today a transitional shelter opened at the Kingbridge Conference Centre and Hotel located in King.
In advance of the long weekend, the Town of Georgina asks residents to skip the daytrip and not make the drive up north right now; message was amplified by CBC.
Food Bank of York Region joins community partners to offer home food delivery.
Below is a summary of the detailed information contained in the Interactive Dashboard – Cases at york.ca/covid19
1,939 confirmed cases 36 new cases* since yesterday. 77 confirmed cases in hospital, 18 of which are in Intensive Care 250 cases among health care workers, of which 137 cases have resolved (55%) *3 new fatalities142 total confirmed fatalities 968 resolved cases, which equals about 50%33 institutional outbreaks under COVID-19 protocols: 18 Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes 14 Community Care Settings 1 Hospital
o 1 new outbreak:
§ Union Villa Long Term Care Home
19 institutional outbreaks declared over
o 1 new resolved outbreak:
§ Participation House – Fairntosh House
*Data quality is an ongoing process and may result in the more/less cases reported on a day-over-day basis or other changes to how cases are classified (e.g., municipality, acquisition, etc…). These data quality activities have also resulted in the re-categorization of individuals. Data quality activities do not increase or decrease total case counts.
The comprehensive list of outbreaks (including the number of resident and health care worker positive cases) is available on york.ca/covid19 The data can be filtered by municipality.
As of this morning, there are:
21,236 total cases (15,845 resolved); with 1,765 related deaths in Ontario 71,486 total cases (1,144 increase in last 24 hours); with 5,209 related deaths in Canada; 50% of cases are considered recovered
· Over 4.17 million total cases worldwide with cases in 215 countries, areas or territories; 287,525 related deaths reported to WHO