Prime Minister Trudeau began his announcement by thanking Canadians for their actions to get this virus under control

 Due to the efforts of all Canadians we are ready to gradually and carefully restart some of our economy
 Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic government has provided targeted support to help businesses re-open and retain staff
 The COVID-19 page on has been updated to make it simpler to find the various supports available to help workers and businesses
 Announced the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Subsidy for Small Business
o Providing forgivable loans to landlords to cover 75% of rent for small business
o Application will open on May 25
o Federal and provincial governments will absorb 50% of rent costs
o Asking landlords to forgive 25% of rent and tenants to pay remaining 25%
 Application for the Large Employer Emergency Financing Facility (LEEFF) are now open
o Reiterated these loans are not a government bailout


· The Ministry of Health released specific recommendations on how to choose, wear and care for appropriate face coverings used in public where physical distancing is not possible

 Fully prepared and won’t hesitate to roll-back closures if the trends take a negative turn
 Chief Medical Officer has been clear we must be vigilant in wearing two-layer cloth masks, distancing ourselves from others, washing hands often and keeping


· York Region has graciously received a generous donation of $55,000 from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and the Canadian Medical Association Foundation to help vulnerable populations impacted by COVID-19

York Region shared Facebook and Twitter posts from Environment Ontario to continue to remind residents about the proper disposal of used latex gloves and masks

York Region shared information on ways to protect yourself and your family if you are caring for or living with someone who has or is suspected of having COVID-19

· York Region extends thanks to Children’s Services staff for all they do to demonstrate the #SpiritofYR; they support the smallest members of our communities, but the impact they make is giant!

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

2,115 total confirmed cases 35 new cases* since yesterday 77 confirmed cases in hospital, 20 of which are in Intensive Care274 cases among health care workers, of which 166 cases have resolved*4 new fatalities

· 168 total confirmed fatalities

1,101 resolved cases, which equals about 52%

· 22 institutional outbreaks under COVID-19 protocols:

o 12 Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes

o 7 Community Care Settings

o 2 Hospital

o 1 Child Care Centre

· 34 institutional outbreaks declared over

· 2 new public notices issued

*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:

· 23,774 total cases (18,190 resolved); with 1,962 related fatalities in Ontario

· 79,502 total cases (390 increase in last 24 hours); with 5,955 related fatalities in Canada

· Over 4.7 million total cases worldwide with cases in 216 countries, areas or territories; 318,789 related fatalities reported to WHO


No new cases since May 17th with a total of 26; 20 resolved, sadly 2 deaths, 1 in hospital, 2 self isolating and 1 under investigation