Toronto - Apr. 3, 2020: Below is the list of essential workplaces in response to COVID-19 (2019 novel coronavirus) as announced by Premier Doug Ford today. If you have questions about what will be open or impacts to your business or employment, call the Stop the Spread Business Information Line at 1-888-444-3659. FULL STORY
Windsor - Apr. 3, 2020: The order by the City of Windsor to temporarily close Devonshire Mall has been extended. This measure will remain in effect until 11:59 pm on April 19, 2020.
Only retailers selling essential items, Metro and Shoppers Drug Mart will remain open.
In addition, any restaurant facility licensed under the Liquor License Act, Buffalo Wild Wings, will provide take-out and delivery only. FULL STORY
Essex - Apr. 3, 2020: Due to the elevated lake levels in Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair, and the other lakes in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River system, the Essex Region Conservation Authority has issued a long-term Flood Watch. Last year, the entire region was under a flood watch for more than six months. FULL STORY
Windsor - Apr. 3, 2020: Windsor Regional Hospital has reached an agreement with St. Clair College to transform the school’s SportsPlex –a stand-alone athletic facility on the main campus –into a field hospital for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic. “We are preparing for the expected patient influx andcreatingcapacity for Windsor-Essex. This will help address challengesfor hospitals across the province " said David Musyj, President and CEO of Windsor Regional Hospital FULL STORY
Windsor - Apr. 3, 2020: The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit continues to work with the Ministry of Health, local health care providers, and municipal partners to monitor and coordinate the response to COVID-19 as the situation evolves in the province and the community. Protecting the health and wellbeing of the residents of Windsor and Essex County remains our top priority.
To date, we have 128 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Windsor-Essex FULL STORY
Stoney Point - Apr. 2, 2020: As of 5:30 am this morning, the State of New York now has 84,046 confirmed cases of the Coronavirus according to Johns Hopkins University. This number means that the State has now confirmed more cases that the entire country of China, who is reporting 82,394 cases. Yesterday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called on New Yorkers to continue to follow social distancing measures, predicting that the peak in the number of coronavirus cases will come at the end of April. FULL STORY
Toronto - Apr. 1, 2020: Due to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 outbreak, the Ontario government announced that schools and child care centres will remain closed to protect the health and safety of students and staff. This extension is being made on the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health.
Today's announcement was made by Premier Doug Ford, Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, Ross Romano, Minister of Colleges and Universities and Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health. FULL STORY
Ottawa - Apr. 1, 2020: Canadian businesses and manufacturers are stepping up to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. The Government of Canada is working with these companies to ensure our health care workers have the tools they need to care for Canadians across the country.
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced progress under Canada’s Plan to Mobilize Industry to fight COVID-19, which increases Canada’s ability to respond to the outbreak with necessary medical equipment and supplies. FULL STORY
Toronto - Apr. 1, 2020: LCBO retail staff may choose to wear face shields while serving customers to protect their eyes, mouth and nose from the transfer of droplets and to help prevent unnecessary touching of the face.
The protective face shields do not take the place of preventative measures recommended by Public Health, including washing hands frequently, avoiding touching of the face, avoiding close contact with those who are ill, coughing and sneezing etiquette, and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces. FULL STORY
Windsor - Mar. 31, 2020: The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit continues to work with the Ministry of Health, local health care providers, and municipal partners to monitor and coordinate the response to COVID-19 as the situation evolves in the province and the community. Protecting the health and wellbeing of the residents of Windsor and Essex County remains our top priority.
To date, we have 65 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Windsor-Essex. FULL STORY
Toronto - Mar. 31, 2020: In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 and keep people home, the Government of Ontario has extended the Declaration of Emergency and associated emergency measures, including the closure of non-essential workplaces and restrictions on social gatherings. In addition, Ontario is issuing a new emergency order under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act to close all outdoor recreational amenities, such as sports fields and playgrounds, effective immediately. These actions are based on the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health. FULL STORY
Toronto - Mar. 30, 2020: Today, Dr. David Williams, Chief Medical Officer of Health, issued the following statement in response to COVID-19:
"The Government of Ontario continues to take decisive action to respond to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) to help contain its spread and to protect the public. This has involved some unprecedented measures, and I know many of you continue to undertake great efforts to protect your families, friends, neighbours, clients and patients, and communities. FULL STORY
Essex - Mar. 30, 2020: With this past weekend’s high winds causing flooding in multiple municipalities and storm season upon us, the Essex Region Conservation Authority is reminding people to exercise proper cautions during flood events. “Due to the elevated lake levels in Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair, there is an increased risk of flooding and erosion across the Essex Region including Pelee Island,” said James Bryant, ERCA’s Water Resources Engineer. FULL STORY
Toronto - Mar. 30, 2020: Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development, issued the following statement today regarding health and safety on construction sites:
"The health and safety of construction workers is a top priority for our government. With the COVID-19 situation changing day by day, we are working to ensure that workers have the tools they need to help keep job sites safe. We must do everything possible to fight the spread of this disease. FULL STORY
Toronto - Mar. 29, 2020: The Ontario government is taking immediate and decisive action to further stop the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health and well-being of all Ontarians.
Based on the best advice of Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health, the Ontario government is issuing a new emergency order under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act to prohibit organized public events and social gatherings of more than five people, effective immediately.
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