Ontario enhances testing strategy

The Ontario government is expanding and enhancing testing for COVID-19. In addition to the ongoing testing of the general public at any of the 100 assessment centres now established across the province, several priority groups will be proactively tested, including: Hospital inpatients; Residents of long-term care and retirement homes; Health …

OPP enforcing short-term restrictions imposed to combat spread of virus

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) encourages businesses and individuals to voluntarily comply with the short-term restrictions introduced by the federal and provincial governments to combat the spread of COVID-19. While education, awareness and compliance are preferred options, officers will apply discretion to lay charges under the provincial Emergency Management and …

Ontario provides one-time payments for families during school and child care centre closures

The provincial government is offering direct financial support to parents while Ontario schools and child care centres remain closed as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. The new Support for Families initiative offers a one-time payment of $200 per child 0 to 12 years of age, and $250 for those …

Ontario Chief Medical Officer recommends self-isolation for seniors over 70

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, …

First COVID-19 related death and second reported case in Renfrew County and District

First COVID-19 related death in Renfrew County and District Today, Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU) confirmed the first death related to the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) in Renfrew County and District.  A woman in her 90s passed away early on the morning of March 29, 2020, at Pembroke …

Stop the spread helpline for businesses

The province has launched a toll-free line 1-888-444-3659 to provide support to Ontario businesses who have questions about the province’s recent emergency order to close at-risk workplaces following recommendations by Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health. On Monday, the province issued an emergency order to close at-risk workplaces and encourage non-essential businesses …

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