MAYOR PELLEGRINI KEY UPDATES: KING TOWNSHIP, YORK REGION, PROVINCIAL, FEDERAL

COVID-19

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February 4, 2021

KEY UPDATES FEDERAL Prime Minister Trudeau did not address the media today. Health Canada indicated over 1 million vaccine doses have been administered in Canada; 870,000 people have received one dose, 113,000 received two doses. The National Advisory Committee on...

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February 2, 2021

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL Prime Minister Trudeau announced the federal government has signed a memorandum of understanding with Novavax to pursue the production of its COVID-19 vaccine at the National Research Council of Canada’s Biologics Manufacturing Centre in...

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January 29, 2021

 KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL Prime Minister Trudeau announced further restrictions on international travel including: Canadian airlines will cancel air services to all Caribbean destinations and Mexico starting Sunday, January 31; cancellations will continue until...

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January 28, 2021

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL The World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed over 100 million COVID-19 cases have been recorded worldwide. Prime Minister Trudeau did not address the media. Approximately 2.3% of Canadians have received at least one vaccine dose. Nearly...

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January 27, 2021

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL Prime Minister Trudeau did not address the media. Federal ministers and health officials provided a COVID-19 update for Indigenous Peoples and communities; PROVINCIAL COVID-19 case numbers in Ontario have dropped to levels unseen in more...

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January 26, 2021

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL The federal government announced a new Highly Effective Sectors Credit Availability Program (HASCAP); program provides low interest loans up to $1 million. Canadian-based company, Providence Therapeutics of Calgary, announced human clinical...

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January 21, 2021

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL Prime Minister Trudeau issued a statement on the resignation of the Governor General of Canada, the Right Honourable Julie Payette. Federal health officials provided a technical briefing on COVID-19 vaccines; PROVINCIAL The Ontario...

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January 20, 2021

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL The federal government provided a COVID-19 update for Indigenous Peoples and communities. PROVINCIAL Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development provided an update on Ontario’s workplace inspection campaign; The...

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January 19, 2021

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL Canada will not receive Pfizer-BioNtech deliveries next week due to capacity upgrades at Pfizer’s European plant; 4 million doses are expected to arrive before March 31. PROVINCIAL Premier Ford announced the first round of COVID-19...

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January 18, 2021

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL The World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed over 2 million lives have been lost to COVID-19. Prime Minister Trudeau did not address the media today. PROVINCIAL Premier Doug Ford announced from Mackenzie Health’s new Cortellucci Vaughan...

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January 15, 2021

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL Prime Minister Trudeau indicated the federal government is looking at banning certain flights into Canada. Federal health officials released updated COVID-19 modelling; Models show without stronger measures, Canada will average 10,000 cases...

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January 14, 2021

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL Prime Minister Trudeau participated in the Reuters NEXT Virtual Forum; he discussed Canada’s domestic and international response to COVID-19; Federal health officials provided an update on Canada’s vaccine distribution rollout. When Canada...

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January 13, 2021

KEY UPDATES FEDERAL Prime Minister Trudeau did not address the media today. PROVINCIAL 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...

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January 12, 2020

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL Prime Minister Trudeau announced changes to his cabinet following the announcement Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry will not run in next federal election to spend more time with his family. The federal government...

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January 8, 2021

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL Minister Trudeau expressed confidence all Canadians who wish to receive the COVID-19 vaccine will be able to do so by September 2021. Starting today Canada.ca will be updated every Friday afternoon to include information about adverse events...

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January 7, 2021

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL Prime Minister Trudeau did not address the media today. The Correctional Service of Canada announced it will start vaccinating older, medically vulnerable federal inmates against COVID-19 on Friday, January 8, 2021. Chief economists from...

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January 6, 2021

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL Prime Minister Trudeau did not address the media today. The federal government announced effective at midnight on January 7, 2021, all travellers five years of age or older must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 lab test prior to boarding...

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January 5, 2021

 KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL Prime Minister Trudeau announced the Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit will not be available for people who are forced to quarantine after a non-essential trip. The federal government announced 1.2 million doses of Pfizer and Moderna are...

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January 4, 2021

 KEY UPDATES FEDERAL Prime Minister Trudeau and federal health officials did not address the media nor issue a COVID-19 statement. PROVINCIAL Provincial health officials provided a COVID-19 update; First five health-care workers to get the COVID-19 vaccine in Ontario...

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December 30, 2020

 KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL The government of Canada announced all passenger flights entering Canada will soon require a negative COVID-19 test three days before arrival, in addition to the mandatory 14-day quarantine; PROVINCIAL The Ontario government has released an...

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December 23, 2020

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL Health Canada authorized the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine; 168,000 doses are expected to arrive in Canada before the end of December The federal government announced Canada is extending the ban of U.K. flights for another two weeks Prime...

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December 22, 2020

KEY UPDATES   FEDERAL Prime Minister Trudeau did not address the media today, Federal ministers and health officials provided COVID-19 updates; PROVINCIAL Premier Ford began his announcement acknowledging Ontario is at a tipping point and if current trends...

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December 21, 2020

KEY UPDATES FEDERAL Canada surpassed 500,000 COVID-19 cases The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) launched the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Registry; the registry allows Canadians to identify employers using the wage subsidy to support jobs. The federal government...

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December 18, 2020

KEY UPDATES   Due to technical issues, dashboard statistics for workplace outbreaks were not updated today; it will be corrected for tomorrow’s update. In observance of Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, York Region will not update its york.ca/covid19 dashboard...

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