Up to $469.4 million in new measures to support Canada’s fish harvesters, builds on the $62.5 million Canadian Seafood Stabilization Fund announced last month

o up to $267.6 million in new Fish Harvester Benefit

o up to $201.8 million in new Fish Harvester Grant program

o Propose measures or changes to Employment Insurance to access benefits on the basis of insurable earnings from previous seasons (winter and summer claims)


Premier Ford began his daily announcement by acknowledging it’s been weeks since we had to put things on hold, cope with new normal and make great personal sacrifices

· Today announced details of next phase of re-opening economy as laid out in the Framework for Re-opening Province

· A detailed list of stage one openings can be found here

· Effective at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, May 16 the following businesses will be allowed to re-open while maintaining physical distancing

o Golf courses

o Private parks and camp grounds

o Marinas and boat clubs

o Places that board animals

· If case numbers continue to trend in the right direction, Ontario will officially enter Stage One of re-opening on Tuesday, May 19, 2020

· This stage of opening will include:

o Retail stores with street entrances not located in shopping malls and can manage physical distancing measures

o Certain seasonal venues including outdoor sports fields, tennis courts and off leash dog parks

o Vets and other pet services such as pet grooming by appointment only and animal shelters

o Household services such as cleaning and maintenance

o Certain medical services including scheduled surgeries and in-person counselling

o All construction will now be able to continue

· Reiterated businesses should only re-open if they are ready

· Reminded Ontarians all of this is dependent on numbers; acknowledged we can’t fully predict were things will go, need to be ready to react if we see a sudden increase in cases

· Indicated we have capacity in health system, have testing and tracing systems in place and are ready to respond to flare ups


York Region’s epidemiological data supports the Provincial direction in re-opening more businesses.

1,950 confirmed cases 36 new cases* since yesterday 80 confirmed cases in hospital, 19 of which are in Intensive Care 250 cases among health care workers, of which 140 cases have resolved (56%) *3 new fatalities

· 145 total confirmed fatalities

978 resolved cases, which equals about 50%

· 33 institutional outbreaks under COVID-19 protocols:

o 18 Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes

o 13 Community Care Settings

o 2 Hospitals

o 1 new outbreak:

§ Mackenzie Health Hospital – D4

· 20 institutional outbreaks declared over

o 1 new resolved outbreak:

§ New Leaf – Maples Residence

*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 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:

· 21,494 total cases (16,204 resolved); with 1,798 related fatalities in Ontario

· 72,536 total cases (1,050 increase in last 24 hours); with 5,337 related fatalities in Canada; 50% of cases are considered recovered

· Over 4.25 million total cases worldwide with cases in 216 countries, areas or territories; 294,190 related fatalities reported to WHO


No new cases reported