Prime Minister Trudeau did not address the media today.


Premier Ford, ministers and health officials provided an update on Ontario’s COVID-19 response and Phase Two details of the provincial vaccine rollout plan;

The next phase of the COVID-19 Immunization Program will be expanded to include: Older adults, beginning with those 80 years of age and older and decreasing in five-year increments over the course of the rollout.

Individuals living and working in high-risk congregate settings, Front-line essential workers (e.g., first responders, teachers, food processing industry), Individuals with high-risk chronic conditions and their caregivers, Ontario is preparing to immunize up to 8.5 million people in Phase Two.

Phase Two immunizations could begin as early as March 2021 with expected completion by the end of July 2021.

Phase Three for the general population could begin as early as August 2021, pending vaccine availability.

The Ontario government updated guidance on the enhanced public health and workplace safety measures during the province-wide shutdown that take effect between Tuesday January 12, 2021 and Thursday, January 14, 2021.

Applications for the Ontario Small Business Support Grant are expected to open in the coming days.

The province shared supports for seniors and people with disabilities during the province-wide shutdown.


The COVID-19 in York Region Dashboard has been updated to enhance functionality and load time; buttons now appear at the top of the page to allow for easier navigation and greater visibility.

Information on interest-free loans, subsidies and other supports for York Region businesses are available at


Below is a summary of the detailed information contained in the Interactive Dashboard – Cases at As of January 13, 2021 at 5 p.m. there are:

21,989 total confirmed cases 283 new cases* since yesterday339.6 average daily cases over past 7 days 198.0 total cases per 100K population** (explanation below)12 new hospitalizations164 confirmed cases in hospital, 21 of which are in Intensive Care393 cases among health care workers, of which 391 cases have resolved*4 new fatalities 403 total confirmed fatalities 19,299 resolved cases8.61% positivity rate** 88 open outbreaks under COVID-19 protocols 55 institutional (Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes/Community Care/Hospitals)4 Child Care Centre1 School; 6 Schools under surveillance 0 Emergency Housing28 Workplaces 528 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 90.3 million total cases worldwide (593,409 new) with cases in 216 countries, area or territories; more than 1.9 million related fatalities reported by the World Health Organization (WHO) 674, 473 total cases (6,294 new); with 17,233 related fatalities in Canada (149 new); 576,447 resolved in Canada (as of January 12 at 7 p.m.) 224,984 total cases (2,961 new); with 5,127 related fatalities; 190,221 resolved in Ontario


Our active cases have dropped to 30.

Vaccine Supply Projections:

8,400 doses of Moderna vaccine received Thursday, December 31, 2020.

600 additional doses expected this week.

Total number of long-term care residents in 28 homes in York Region: 3,724

Total number of retirement home residents in York Region: 3,463

As of Tuesday, January 12, 2021, 5,190 doses delivered to long-term care homes and 1,270 to retirement homes (total 6,460 doses) 2,746 doses administrated by Tuesday, January 12, 2021 to long-term care residents (not including staff and essential caregivers); represents 75% of all residents; will increase as the homes finalize administration of doses already delivered 713 residents and 15 staff and caregivers in retirement homes immunized by Tuesday, January 12, 2021.

Immunization clinics held in all 28 long-term care homes between Saturday, January 2, 2021 to Monday, January 11, 2021; several homes visited multiple times. 841 doses administrated to staff and essential caregivers in long-term care homes by Tuesday, January 12, 2021; will increase as more doses are administrated.

Delivery of Moderna vaccine to high-risk retirement homes has currently stopped; re-allocating Pfizer vaccine to retirement homes. Remaining 2,420 doses of Moderna vaccine (including the 600 doses expected this week) to be used for second dose for long-term care residents, staff and essential caregivers who received first dose of Moderna vaccine.