· Prime Minister Trudeau did not address the media today
· The Ontario Government today announced their plan to have schools across the province re-open in September
o Students in elementary school will return to the classroom five days a week
o Most secondary schools will open under an adapted model to limit the size and interaction of students; groups of 15 students will alternate between attending class in person and online
o Secondary schools with lower risk profiles will be able to re-open with a full return to class, in-person, five days a week
o Students in grades 4 to 12 will be required to wear cloth masks, while students in JK to Grade 3 are encouraged to wear masks
o The provincial government is hiring 500 public health nurses to assist schools and school boards in maintaining public health protocols
o For parents who do not feel comfortable with children returning to the classroom, opportunities to continue online learning will be available
· The Government of Ontario announced child care centres across the province will be able to operate at full capacity as of September 1, 2020
· The Government of Ontario has amended the Stage 3 Regulation with respect to Stage 3 re-opening, including restaurants and bars limiting the movements of patrons and collecting information of patrons to assist with contact tracing, if required
o The updated Regulation can be found at ontario.ca/laws/regulation/r20428
· Following today’s meeting of Regional Council the instruction from Dr. Kurji on the mandatory wearing of face masks or coverings in common areas of condominium buildings, apartment buildings and other multi-residential buildings has been updated and posted to york.ca/mandatorymasks
o In order to maintain consistency with the implementation of previous instructions and to allow the affected persons and businesses to put policies, communications and signage in place, the effective date of Dr. Kurji’s instruction will be Friday, August 7, 2020 at 12:01 a.m.
· This evening York Region will transition to the new Public Health Case and Contact Management (CCM) system
o This new system will streamline COVID response functions through improved system workflows for COVID-19 case and contact documentation and data management to effectively monitor COVID-19 activity within York Region
o As we have seen in other Regions who have made the switch to the new system, some data disruption is expected
o Based on experiences in other jurisdictions, there is a potential for a spike in case numbers as we make this transition
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 30, 2020, at 5 p.m. there are:
3,274 total confirmed cases 4 new cases* since yesterday, 12 confirmed cases in hospital, 4 of which are in Intensive Care358 cases among health care workers, of which 332 cases have resolved*0 new fatalities251 total confirmed fatalities 2,798 resolved casesTwo institutional outbreaks under COVID-19 protocols 2 Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes 0 Community Care Settings 0 Hospital 0 Child Care Centre0 Emergency Housing 68 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 16.8 million total cases worldwide (253,793 new) with cases in 216 countries, area or territories; 662,095 related fatalities reported by the World Health Organization (WHO)115,470 total cases (476 new); with 8,917 related fatalities in Canada (5 new); 100,649 resolved in Canada (as of July 29, 8:30 p.m.)
· 39,075 total cases (89 new); with 2,772 related fatalities; 34,906 resolved in Ontario
NO new cases reported today.
· Township of King doing its part to help with economic recovery