May 27, 2020 by mayorpellegrini | May 27, 2020 | COVID-19 Update KEY UPDATES FEDERAL Prime Minister (PM) Trudeau began his announcement mentioning the federal government is taking the Canadian Armed Forces report about LTC Homes in Ontario and Quebec seriously Today Quebec made the Quebec-specific military report public LTC Homes and the military’s reports will be discussed this week on the PM’s weekly call with the Premiers The Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) will continue for the next four months, however the government expects less people to use the benefit as the economy re-opens As people go back to work, the Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) program will continue to support employers and encourage rehiring across the nation; PM encouraged employers to apply for this program if they have not already 45,000 jobs are available for youth at jobbank.ca PROVINCIAL Premier’s address focused mainly on the investigations of the five long-term care homes Military agreed to extend its mission until at least June 12 The report has been provided to authorities for police investigations and potential criminal charges, Ministry of Labour and Public Health inspectors and referrals to professional colleges for practice standard violations Effective immediately, assuming management of:o Orchard Villa, Pickeringo Altamont Care, Scarborougho Eatonville Care, Etobicokeo Hawthorne Place, North Yorko Camilla Care, Mississauga This is in addition to two homes they’ve already taken over management of Deploying six teams of two inspectors to each of the five homes in the military’s report and the Camila Care Home – at least one inspector at each home will stay there for entire two weeks Random spot-checks of Long-Term Care Homes to be conducted over next 30-days Fully prepared to take over more homes, pull licenses or shut-down facilities if needed Ordered the Independent Commission be established in July Called on the Prime Minister to help fix this problem – can’t do it alone Encouraged people to go get tested if they feel any symptoms YORK REGION Effective May 29, the Region will re-open its Dog Off Leash Area located at the York Regional Forest, Bendor and Graves Tract (17858 McCowan Road). Effective today, if you need a COVID-19 test you can go straight to Southlake’s Assessment Centre tents by the east entranceYork Region Chair & Mayors express thanks to all paramedics, public health, long-term care and frontline workers Below is a summary of the detailed information contained in the Interactive Dashboard – Cases at york.ca/covid19 2,343 total confirmed cases 38 cases* since yesterday 62 confirmed cases in hospital, 15 of which are in Intensive Care 298 cases among health care workers, of which 227 cases have resolved*5 new fatalities193 total confirmed fatalities 1,552 resolved cases11 institutional outbreaks under COVID-19 protocols: 7 Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes 2 Community Care Settings 1 Child Care Centre1 Emergency Housing 46 institutional outbreaks declared over * 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. NEW: All dashboard data, including case demographics and institutional outbreaks (including the number of resident and health care worker positive cases) can be found by clicking on the “COVID-19 in York Region” box, or for quick reference, is available here. The data can still be filtered by municipality. As of this morning, there are: 26,483 total cases (20,372 resolved); with 2,155 related fatalities in Ontario 86,939 total cases (941 increase in last 24 hours); with 6,671 related fatalities in Canada (105 new in the last 24 hours) · Over 5.49 million total cases worldwide with cases in 217 countries, areas or territories; 349,190 related fatalities reported to WHO KING TOWNSHIP 1 new case today which means 30 cases in total, 21 resolved, 6 active cases, sadly 3 deaths, (none in hospital).