The Federal government is expanding the Canada Emergency Business Account loans;


Premier Ford did not address the media today; he participated in the first meeting of the COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Task Force.

The Ontario government announced the appointment of nine members of the new Ministers’ COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Task Force.

The Ontario government is investing $20 million to help small businesses sponsor and train apprentices through the new Group Sponsorship Grant program.


York Region remains in Red-Control zone

During the month of December, updates on on-going enforcement activities will be made available on the Enforcing COVID-19 Regulations web page every Tuesday evening at 6:00 p.m.

As part of its #ShoplocalYR campaign, York Region will feature several municipalities each Friday throughout December using #FeatureFriday; Newmarket and Aurora were featured today.


Below is a summary of the detailed information contained in the Interactive Dashboard – Cases at As of December 4, 2020 at 5 p.m. there are:

11,752 total confirmed cases 178 new cases* since yesterday 184.9 average daily cases over past 7 days107.8 total cases per 100K population**2 new hospitalizations 59 confirmed cases in hospital, 11 of which are in Intensive Care393 cases among health care workers, of which 390 cases have resolved *3 new fatalities 315 total confirmed fatalities 10,219 resolved cases6.62% positivity rate** (explanation below)61 open outbreaks under COVID-19 protocols 23 institutional (Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes/Community Care/Hospitals)2 Child Care Centre11 Schools; 67 Schools under surveillance 0 Emergency Housing25 Workplaces 362 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, cases per 100K population, 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 64.6 million total cases worldwide (628,592 new) with cases in 216 countries, area or territories; more than 1.5 million related fatalities reported by the World Health Organization (WHO) 396,270 total cases (6,495 new); with 12,407 related fatalities in Canada (82 new); 314,608 resolved in Canada (as of December 3 at 7 p.m.)123,526 total cases (1,780 new); with 3,737 related fatalities; 104,792 resolved in Ontario


It is with a heavy heart that I must report that COVID-19 is having a devastating toll on the residences of the King City Lodge Nursing Home. Sincerest condolences to the family and friends of the 2 residents that passed today.

7 new cases were reported today.