In today’s media update, Dr. Tam indicated non-medical mask and face covering guidance has been updated to include the recommendation of using of a three-layer mask and using a mask when interacting with anyone outside your household;


The Ontario government released the Keeping Ontario Safe and Open Framework, which will allow York Region businesses, including restaurants, bars and gyms, to re-open as of 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, November 7, 2020;


A letter on behalf of York Regional Council has been sent to Premier Ford thanking his government for listening to York Region’s concerns and acknowledging the COVID-19 Response Framework as welcome news;

A statement on the November 7, 2020 re-opening of businesses has been posted to and will be shared on social media.

Ontario’s COVID-19 dashboard now includes more information about infection rates, public health and health system capacity.

York Region Public Health and Dr. Kurji were featured in a news story by CNN – Will Thanksgiving be a superspreading event?


Below is a summary of the detailed information contained in the Interactive Dashboard – Cases at As of November 3, 2020 at 5 p.m. there are:

7,115 total confirmed cases 95 new cases* since yesterday 101.3 average daily cases over past 7 days 2 new hospitalizations 51 confirmed cases in hospital, 6 of which are in Intensive Care 390 cases among health care workers, of which 388 cases have resolved*5 new fatalities 276 total confirmed fatalities 6,017 resolved cases4.37% positivity rate** (explanation below)56 open outbreaks under COVID-19 protocols 18 institutional (Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes/Community Care/Hospitals) 9 Child Care Centres 9 Schools; 43 Schools under surveillance 0 Emergency Housing 20 Workplaces 276 closed outbreaks

*Data quality is an on-going 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.

**The daily COVID-19 Council Update includes the 7-day average daily case numbers, new hospitalizations and positivity rate (positivity rate refers to the percentage of positive COVID-19 tests among all individuals being tested for COVID-19).


As of this morning, there are:

More than 46.8 million total cases worldwide (428,668 new) with cases in 216 countries, area or territories; more than 1.2 million related fatalities reported by the World Health Organization (WHO) 240,263 total cases (2,681 new); with 10,208 related fatalities in Canada (29 new); 200,052 resolved in Canada (as of November 2 at 7 p.m.) 78,705 total cases (1,050 new); with 3,166 related fatalities; 67,244 resolved in Ontario


1 new case reported and our active COVID-19 case count has dropped to 17.