· Providing a Thursday update due to significant announcements from the Government of Ontario on additional funds to support its back-to-school plan


· Prime Minister Trudeau did not address the media today


· Ontario Education Minister Stephen Lecce today provided an update on Ontario’s back-to-school plan

o $500 million in funding for physical distancing, PPE, increased custodial staff and to support school boards in use of community spaces

o Granting school boards the ability to access reserve funding to focus on priorities such as greater physical distancing

o Providing $50 million in new and direct one-time funding for immediate ventilation or other HVAC upgrades to improve air quality in schools

o $18 million for staff and administrative supports, which will be dedicated exclusively for online learning

o $15 million for school board supervised technology for students who might not have access to a computer or tablet

o When combined with previous investments, school boards will be able to access nearly $900 million in targeted, one-time funding to prepare them for a safe return to school


Below is a summary of the detailed information contained in the Interactive Dashboard – Cases at // As of August 13, 2020, at 5 p.m. there are:

3,337 total confirmed cases 6 new cases* since yesterday, 13 confirmed cases in hospital, 5 of which are in Intensive Care390 cases among health care workers, of which 365 cases have resolved*No new fatalities252 total confirmed fatalities 2,859 resolved casesOne institutional outbreak under COVID-19 protocols 0 Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes 1 Community Care Settings 0 Hospital 0 Child Care Centre0 Emergency Housing 72 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:

More than 20.4 million total cases worldwide (276,398 new) with cases in 216 countries, area or territories; 744,385 related fatalities reported by the World Health Organization (WHO)120,844 total cases (423 new); with 9,006 related fatalities in Canada (15 new); 107,148 resolved in Canada (as of August 12, 7:30 p.m.)

· 40,367 total cases (78 new); with 2,787 related fatalities; 36,689 resolved in Ontario


NO new cases reported.

Township of King receiving a payment of $574,400 to support COVID-19 operating costs and pressures