Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced an extension to the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) for an additional 8 weeks. The CERB provides $2,000 per month to Canadians out of work because of COVID-19.

· Canada-U.S. border to remain closed to non-essential travel until July 21


· Ontario proposes all health units collect race based data on COIVD-19

· Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer recommends visitors be allowed into acute health care settings

· Ontario reports under 200 new cases for the third day in a row


Members of Regional Council and the public are invited to participate in a Special Council Education Session on Thursday, June 18 at 9 a.m. with the Vaughan African Canadian Association (VACA); a “Diversity Dialogue” session is an opportunity to provide education and engage in important discussions on diversity, inclusion and anti-black racism; the meeting will be livestreamed to the public

· 14 employees at a Home Depot in Richmond Hill test positive

· Families sue Woodbridge Vista alleging long-term care home put profit ahead of residents

· “Resources for Businesses” added as a drop down filter category on

· York Region shares what residents can and cannot do in Stage 2 on Twitter and Facebook


Below is a summary of the detailed information contained in the Interactive Dashboard – Cases at // As of June 16, at 5 p.m. there are:

2,799 total confirmed cases 9 new cases* since yesterday50 confirmed cases in hospital, 15 of which are in Intensive Care334 cases among health care workers, of which 298 cases have resolved*5 new fatalities235 total confirmed fatalities 2,173 resolved cases7 institutional outbreaks under COVID-19 protocols:

o 4 Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes

o 3 Community Care Settings

o 0 Hospital

o 0 Child Care Centre

o 0 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.


As of this morning, there are:

32,554 total cases (184 new); with 2,538 related fatalities; 84% or 27,431 resolved in Ontario 99,147 total cases (360 new); with 8,175 related fatalities in Canada (29 new); 62% or 61,042 resolved in CanadaOver 7.9 million total cases worldwide with cases in 216 countries, areas or territories; 434,796 related fatalities reported to WHO


1 new cases reported today bringing our total to 40; 28 resolved, sadly 3 deaths and 9 active cases. Please be vigilant, practice physical distancing, wear a mask and wash your hands often.