May 29, 2020 by mayorpellegrini | May 29, 2020 | COVID-19 Update KEY UPDATES FEDERAL On May 28, Prime Minister Trudeau held the 11th weekly First Ministers meeting with provinces and territories Discussed the disturbing findings in the Military’s report on long-term care Federal, provincial and territorial governments are committed to working together to ensure seniors are receiving the care they deserve Continue to work with provinces and territories to develop a coordinated approach to contact tracing, data sharing and blood analysis through the COVID-19 Immunity Task Force In an effort to support workers and economy recovery, the federal government is taking measures to ensure every worker in Canada has at least 10-paid sick days each year Providing further support to indigenous communities through an additional $650 million investment, which includes health care support, income support and shelter supporto Investment in health care will provide First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities with more nurses, specialized supplies and assistance with response to COVID-19o Boosting income supports with the On-Reserve Income Assistance Programo Investing in shelters for First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities so women and children have a safe place to go when needed Large cruise ships will not be permitted in Canadian waters until at least October 31, 2020 PROVINCIAL The Premier began his address announcing the expanded testing strategy which will go into COVID-19 hot spot areas and encourage people to get testedo The province will continue pro-active testing of hospital staff, long-term care residents and staff, correctional and essential staff, vulnerable populations and the staff who care for them (congregate settings, child care centres)o Mobile testing teams will be deployed to known hot spots to help manage outbreaks If you have COVID-19 symptoms, been in contact with anyone, or feel you need a test, go get a test at the 129 Assessment Centres in the province – you will not be turned away Yesterday over 18,500 tests were completed – numbers are going upo Ramping up testing means we will find more cases, better understand the trends and be increasingly prepared to contain the spread through increased resourcing or public health measures There are 2,000 people performing contact tracing (following up on cases right now) The province is now looking at a regional approach for a staged re-opening because testing has increased If a regional re-opening approach occurs, it will still be measured and based on advice from the provincial command table YORK REGION Public Health Ontario launched Ontario’s new Enhanced Testing Plan for COVID-19 Premier Ford is now willing to consider a regional approach to re-opening with expanded testing plan.Assessment Centre testing numbers are increasing, and York Region continues to work with local hospitals to coordinate messaging around Assessment Centres and testing.York Region continues to promote safe shopping tips as more businesses and retailers begin to reopen · Public Health provides guidance on re-opening places of worship on york.ca/covid19 under Resources, Fact Sheets and Videos · The LSRCA’s conservation areas re-open today, however amenities (washrooms and pavilions) remain closed Below is a summary of the detailed information contained in the Interactive Dashboard – Cases at //york.ca/covid19 2,384 total confirmed cases 44 cases* since yesterday 45 confirmed cases in hospital, 16 of which are in Intensive Care 306 cases among health care workers, of which 263 cases have been resolved*9 new fatalities 202 total confirmed fatalities 1,747 resolved cases, which equals about 73%13 institutional outbreaks under COVID-19 protocols: 7 Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes 4 Community Care Settings 0 Hospital 1 Child Care Centre1 Emergency Housing 47 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. 27,210 total cases (20,983 resolved); with 2,230 related fatalities in Ontario 88,856 total cases (344 increase in last 24 hours); with 6,918 related fatalities in Canada (41 new in the last 24 hours) · Over 5.7 million total cases worldwide with cases in 216 countries, areas or territories; 357,738 related fatalities reported to the WHO KING TOWNSHIP No new cases reported today, stay safe.