· Prime Minister Trudeau did not address the media today


Premier Ford began his announcement stating with the downward trend in COVID-19 cases, the time is right for Ontario to open up a little more and get active once again
• Premier acknowledged gyms and fitness centres are vital to local communities; which is why on the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health the province is allowing gyms and recreation centres to increase their capacity limits as of Saturday, August 15 at 12:01 a.m. with additional public health restrictions
• Up to 50 people will be allowed per room with strict physical distancing limits in place; these changes will give business owners the flexibility they need to serve residents and hire back more workers
• Premier indicated it is important for the province to get children back into recreation sports safely, which is why the government is providing $8 million through the Ontario Amateur Sports Fund; funding will ensure organizations can continue to deliver safe and quality sports programming for children and amateur athletes


· For Friday, August 14, 2020, York Region recorded no new fatalities and no changes to current or resolved outbreaks

· is currently experiencing an outage following reports of a fibre optic cable being cut at Steeles and Sheppard. Messages have been posted on social to advise residents of this outage

· The COVID-19 dashboard at will not be updated at 5 p.m. as a result of the outage but will be updated once back online; social posts will be posted to Facebook and Twitter to share today’s COVID-19 numbers

· York Region Media Group is encouraging residents to get outdoors and enjoy York Region’s many forests and conservation areas


Below is a summary of the detailed information contained in the Interactive Dashboard – Cases at // As of August 14, 2020, at 5 p.m. there are:

3,345 total confirmed cases 9 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 20.7 million total cases worldwide (286,710 new) with cases in 216 countries, area or territories; 751,154 related fatalities reported by the World Health Organization (WHO)121,234 total cases (390 new); with 9,015 related fatalities in Canada (9 new); 107,553 resolved in Canada (as of August 13, 7 p.m.)

· 40,458 total cases (92 new); with 2,788 related fatalities; 36,772 resolved in Ontario


NO new cases reported