June 15, 2020 by mayorpellegrini | Jun 15, 2020 | COVID-19 Update KEY UPDATES FEDERAL Prime Minister Justin Trudeau• Began announcement by highlighting programs put in place to help people and businesses• Asked business owners to take advantage of these programs• Applications open Friday for the expanded Canada Emergency Benefit Account• Will extend the Canada Emergency Response Benefit – details coming this week• Applications now open for the Food Surplus Purchasing Programo Government buys surplus food from farmerso Redistributes to people experiencing food insecurityo Will benefit communities across the country, including northern communities• Announced global partnership on artificial intelligenceo Canada one of the 13 founding countrieso Establishing a Centre of Expertise in Montreal – one of two global hubs• Thanked everyone in the public service, noting it is National Public Service Week• Thanked all who work with seniors, noting it is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day PROVINCIAL Premier Doug Ford • Began his announcement by recapping a week ago plans were announced for re-starting economy; as a result 24 regions of province re-opened last Friday, June 12• Lower than 200 cases of COVID-19 reported over the last few days; lowest day-over-dayincrease since late March• Testing numbers are climbing; shared 1 million tests have been processed since start of outbreak• Over the weekend, health officials reviewed data and provided recommendations for theremaining regions in Stage 1• Announced as of Friday, June 19, the following regions will re-open:o York Regiono Durhamo Hamiltono Haltono Niagarao Haldimand- Norfolko Sarnia-Lambton • Still remaining in phase oneo Torontoo Peelo Windsor-Essex YORK REGION · York Region Chairman and CEO issues statement on the Region’s move to Stage 2 of provincial re-opening plan · York Region provides guidance on what Stage 2 means for residents · Dr.Kurji reminds resident to stay vigilant in the next stage and provides info on staying safe as businesses and child care centres re-open · GTHA Mayors and Chairs renew call for emergency financial support; Mayor Tory shared the joint statement on Facebook and Twitter · Children and COVID-19 – York Region helps parents identify symptoms and what to do next · York Region shares support programs and services available to eligible seniors Rogers family donates $60 million to help most vulnerable Canadians dealing with the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic Below is a summary of the detailed information contained in the Interactive Dashboard – Cases at //york.ca/covid19data. As of June 15, at 5 p.m. there are: 2,792 total confirmed cases 13 new cases* since yesterday52 confirmed cases in hospital, 15 of which are in Intensive Care332 cases among health care workers, of which 295 cases have resolved*1 new fatality230 total confirmed fatalities 2,157 resolved cases7 institutional outbreaks under COVID-19 protocols: 4 Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes 3 Community Care Settings 0 Hospital 0 Child Care Centre0 Emergency Housing 58 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. All dashboard data, including workplace outbreaks, 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. 32,370 total cases (27,213 resolved); with 2,527 related fatalities in Ontario 98,787 total cases (377 increase in last 24 hours); with 8,146 related fatalities in Canada (39 new in the last 24 hours); 61% of cases are now resolved in CanadaOver 7.8 million total cases worldwide with cases in 216 countries, areas or territories; 431,541 related fatalities reported to WHO KING TOWNSHIP 4th straight day without any reported cases.