Prime Minister Trudeau began his announcement by addressing Canada’s outcome on the United Nations Security Council Vote

 Indicated throughout the four-year campaign Canada forged new partnerships, strengthened existing friendships and laid a strong foundation for greater collaboration in future
 Acknowledged global cooperation is crucial to defeating COVID-19 and addressing challenges of our time, challenges that transcend borders, grow our economies, mitigate impacts of climate change, advance gender equality and global security
 Recognized getting seat was “a means to an end” to ensure Canada’s voice was heard and
values upheld on world stage
 Indicated Canada will keep working with partners to make progress internationally on issues
 Announced a contact tracing app developed by Shopify, Blackberry and the Ontario government that will notify users if they’ve been exposed to COVID-19
o Will be available to everyone in coming weeks
o Indicated Premier Ford will be speaking about the app later today
 Voluntary app Canadians can decide to download
 Stressed it will be most effective with more people who download it
 Outlined how it works

o If you test positive for COVID-19, a health care professional will help you upload your
positive status anonymously to a national network
o Other users who have app and have been in proximity to you will then be alerted that
they’ve been exposed to someone who tested positive
o Notification will encourage them to reach out to local public health officials
 Reiterated at no time will personal information be collected or shared and no location services used
 Today launching an online portal to accelerate requests for organizations in the arts sector who have a funding request
 Announced an investment of $25.7 million to maintain close to 200 jobs in seven national
museums across country


Premier Doug Ford began his announcement by stating the province’s testing capacity and contact tracing ability has increased; the province is now exceeding its target of reaching 90% of cases in 24 hours
 Launching the province’s comprehensive case and contact management strategy, Protecting Ontarians through Enhanced Case and Contact Management, and in partnership with the federal government, a new made-in-Ontario national app called COVID Alert
 Federal government offered up to 1,700 Statistics Canada reps (who speak over 35 languages) to support all provinces’ public health units for contact tracing – Public Health Ontario will continue overseeing the training and coordination of these additional resources
 New anonymous province-wide COVID Alert app will launch within the next two weeks
 Users can voluntarily download the made in Ontario app, to be alerted when they have been exposed to other app users who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days; should you test positive for COVID-19 you can use the app to anonymously notify others
 Thanked all families who are donating in the time in need
 Mentioned the name of the new Vaughan Hospital as the Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital after the Cortellucci family donated $40 million


· Today, York Regional Council was joined by the Vaughan African Canadian Association to share important information on anti-black racism, bias and privilege

· Visits to Ontario long-term care, retirement and group homes resume

· Ontario courts to resume in-person trials starting July 6

· DriveTest Centres to gradually re-open starting June 22

· A contact tracing app developed by Shopify, Blackberry and the Ontario government will be rolled out in July to notify voluntary users if they’ve been exposed to COVID-19

· Ontario Pauses Commercial Evictions

· On June 16, York Region COVID-19 Assessment Centres completed 1,002 tests, the hightest daily total to-date

· York Region Public Health can help new parents during a global pandemic

· York Region shares information on roles and responsiblites of community and health supports

· Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital near capacity, hindering surgery resumption

· It’s Waste & Recycling Workers Week – help keep the men and women who work daily to keep our neighbourhoods safe and clean by placing any used wipes, gloves and masks in the garbage

· York Region expresses thanks for PPE donations for front-line staff and health care workers and asks residents and businesses to consider donating non-PPE donations to others who need it most, such as our partners at United Way

· Pool stores across York Region notice increase in sales during coronavirus pandemic


Below is a summary of the detailed information contained in the Interactive Dashboard – Cases at // As of June 18, at 5 p.m. there are:

2,826 total confirmed cases 18 new cases* since yesterday49 confirmed cases in hospital, 15 of which are in Intensive Care334 cases among health care workers, of which 303 cases have resolved*0 new fatalities235 total confirmed fatalities 2,218 resolved cases6 institutional outbreaks under COVID-19 protocols: 4 Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes 2 Community Care Settings 0 Hospital 0 Child Care Centre0 Emergency Housing 59 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:

32,917 total cases (173 new); with 2,553 related fatalities; 28,004 resolved in Ontario 99,853 total cases (386 new); with 8,254 related fatalities in Canada (41 new); 62,017 resolved in CanadaOver 8.2 million total cases worldwide with cases in 216 countries, areas or territories; 445,535 related fatalities reported to WHO


No new cases reported today