Prime Minister Trudeau addressed Canadians from the Ottawa Food Bank Farm where he and his family are helping to harvest food for those in need
 Canada Day is not the same this year, things have changed and our lives have changed but as always we adapt and make it work
 Today we are celebrating people who have turned a challenge into an opportunity to unite as citizens and a country
 This year is unlike any other but it is not the first time the country has celebrated today during tough times
 Eighty years ago our parents and grandparents marked this day almost a year into the Second World War
 The Toronto Star told them they were living in “circumstances as no one imagined would come to pass”; eight decades later that’s sounds pretty familiar
 Maybe you are able to spend today with family and friends but maybe it isn’t possible for you;these past few months have been challenging and we need to continue to be there for each other
 As Canadians, solidarity is not only our identity, it is our way of life
 During tough times we don’t look inward, we take care of our most vulnerable, those hardest hit
 The reason Canada stands strong and united is because of the choices Canadians make everyday
 We have joined forces to get through these tough times and now have the opportunity to build a better Canada; that is our challenge in 2020 and in coming years
 In 1940, the Toronto Star remarked “it has become Canada’s century to change the course of history”; that was the reality our parents and grandparents were called to face; that was the challenge for which they rose and this is the country they built
 On this Canada Day, it is our turn to restart and rebuild a Canada for the 21st century and I know we are ready


· In-lieu of an in-person media address, Premier Doug Ford issued a statement praising Ontario spirit on Canada Day


· A statement was issued wishing York Region residents a Happy Canada Day

· At the time of this email, Ontario had not updated COVID-19 case numbers for July 1, 2020

· Across York Region we are seeing an increase in positive COVID-19 cases among children under the age of 19

· Public Health is following this data to better understand why there is an increase in this demographic

· York Region continues to ask residents to “Be True Canadians” on Canada Day by celebrating while following public health measures

· Information about how to safely celebrate has been shared on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

· The Toronto Star has release a Canada Day image made up of 3,025 photos taken during the COVID-19 lockdown


Below is a summary of the detailed information contained in the Interactive Dashboard – Cases at // As of July 1, at 5 p.m. there are:

2,999 total confirmed cases 13 new cases* since yesterday33 confirmed cases in hospital, 13 of which are in Intensive Care342 cases among health care workers, of which 312 cases have resolved*1 new fatality 247 total confirmed fatalities 2,432 resolved cases4 institutional outbreaks under COVID-19 protocols: 3 Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes 1 Community Care Settings 0 Hospital 0 Child Care Centre0 Emergency Housing 62 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:

Over 10.3 million total cases worldwide with cases in 216 countries, areas or territories; 508,055 related fatalities reported to WHO104,204 total cases (286 new); with 8,591 related fatalities in Canada (25 new); 67,774 resolved in Canada 35,068 total cases (157 new); with 2,672 related fatalities; 30,344 resolved in Ontario *Numbers not updated on July 1, 2020


NO new cases reported today