Prime Minister Justin Trudeau this week the federal government will announce an extension of the wage subsidy program
(CEWS) until December
Update to come this week on safe re-opening of Canada plan
Prime Minister admitted mistakes were made with the Canada Student Grant Program and apologized for not being forthcoming with his involvement with the WE organization;
acknowledged he should have removed himself from those discussions
Canada Student Grant Program has caused unnecessary controversy and students will have to wait a little longer
Prime Minister understands the situation is frustrating for students and he took responsibility
Federal government will continue to try to help Canadians right across the country through services and programs, including the student grant program
WE organization has paid back the funds provided to them
Premier Ford began his announcement with positive news from the public health front, 29 of 34 Ontario regions are reporting fewer than five new cases per day
Premier announced 24 Ontario regions will be ready to enter Stage 3 this Friday, July 17, at 12:01 a.m.
This is effective for all Ontario except the following regions: York Region, City of Toronto, Peel Region, Durham Region, Niagara Region, Windsor-Essex, Halton Region, Haldimand-Norfolk, Hamilton and Lambton County
Province will provide an update every Monday about regional re-openings in Ontario
Premier announced the province will be expanding the limits on public gatherings for Stage 3, allowing up to 100 people to gather outdoors and up to 50 people to gather indoors (maintaining physical distancing)
Premier announced dine-in restaurants, bars, gyms, personal care services, movie theatres,
casinos, recreational facilities and team sports will be permitted to re-open or resume
Premier acknowledges the province is working towards the goal of having all children back to school full-time in the fall
· For Monday, July 13, 2020, York Region recorded no new fatalities and no changes to current or resolved outbreaks
· York Region is not included in the initial Stage 3 re-opening, along with the City of Toronto, Peel Region, Durham Region, Halton Region, Niagara Region, Windsor-Essex, Haldimand-Norfolk, Hamilton and Lambton County
· Minister Elliott cited four weeks of data needs to be reviewed before entering Stage 3, putting York Region on track for entering the next stage of re-opening as of Friday, July 24
· City of Toronto Mayor John Tory release a statement on behalf of the larger urban Mayors and Chairs calling on the federal and provincial governments to reach a funding agreement to support municipalities experiencing unprecedented coasts and revenue losses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic
· York Region’s Associate Medical Officer of Health Dr. Alanna Fitzgeral-Husek today issued a video statement updating residents on Council’s endorsement of mandatory face masks and coverings
· York Region has been awarded the 2020 Esri President’s Award, recognizing the Region for making a positive impact using data-informed decision making
CASE NUMBERS IN YORK REGION:
Below is a summary of the detailed information contained in the Interactive Dashboard – Cases at //york.ca/covid19data. As of July 13, 2020, at 5 p.m. there are:
3,168 total confirmed cases 15 new cases* since yesterday, 23 confirmed cases in hospital, 9 of which are in Intensive Care353 cases among health care workers, of which 326 cases have resolved*0 new fatalities249 total confirmed fatalities 2,604 resolved cases1 institutional outbreaks under COVID-19 protocols 1 Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes 0 Community Care Settings 0 Hospital 0 Child Care Centre0 Emergency Housing 65 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.
COMBINED CASE NUMBERS:
As of this morning, there are:
More than 12.7 million total cases worldwide (215,539 new) with cases in 216 countries, area or territories; 566,654 related fatalities reported by the World Health Organization (WHO)107,590 total cases (243 new); with 8,783 related fatalities in Canada (10 new); 72,657 resolved in Canada (as of July 12, 7 p.m.)
· 36,839 total cases (116 new); with 2,722 related fatalities; 32,663 resolved in Ontario
NO new cases reported today.