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Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit: Province orders public gatherings to be of 5 or less people

Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit: Province orders public gatherings to be of 5 or less people
Brockville – On March 28, 2020 the Provincial Order made under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act was amended.  The amendments strengthen the order issued on March 17, 2020 to include the prohibition of “organized public events including parades, events including weddings, social gatherings and communal services within places of worship”. It prohibits gatherings of more than 5 people.... Read More

Ontario Extends Business Closures to Stop the Spread of COVID-19

Ontario Extends Business Closures to Stop the Spread of COVID-19
Additional Measures Necessary to Protect the Health and Safety of the People of Ontario TORONTO — Following the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, the Ontario government is reducing the list of businesses classified as essential and ordering more workplaces to close. This measure is necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health of the... Read More

Ontario released their #COVID19 models and projections on Friday!

Ontario released their #COVID19 models and projections on Friday!
Provincial health experts say they expect COVID-19 could kill 3,000 to 15,000 people in the province over the course of the pandemic, the ramifications of which could last up to two years. Toronto – According to the models presented today, we could see by the end of April, 80K cases and 1.6k deaths with current measures. However, should stricter measures... Read More

Ontario Increasing Public Health Units’ Capacity to Stop COVID-19

Ontario Increasing Public Health Units’ Capacity to Stop COVID-19
TORONTO — To support public health units’ extensive efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19, Ontario is taking further action to redirect existing resources to focus squarely on the fight against this new virus while allowing for public health units to considerably increase their capacity. Ontario has launched a new user-friendly online portal for the public to easily access their... Read More

Ontario Announces Emergency Funding of $12 million For Mental Health Supports

Ontario Announces Emergency Funding of $12 million For Mental Health Supports
Additional Resources will Improve Access to Online and Virtual Supports & $2.6 million to hire new psychologists and other mental health workers to support Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) personnel. Toronto – Ontario government is making it easier for everyone, especially those on the front lines, to reach out for mental health support during the COVID-19 outbreak. To improve access, the... Read More

Ontario Strengthening Victim Services in Response to COVID-19

Ontario Strengthening Victim Services in Response to COVID-19
Attorney General announces $4 million to support victims and protect front-line justice staff TORONTO – Attorney General Doug Downey today announced emergency action to support victims of crime and protect front-line staff who continue to uphold the administration of justice in response to COVID-19. The government of Ontario is providing an emergency payment of more than $2.7 million to support... Read More

Ontario Supports Trucking Sector for Keeping Goods Moving

Ontario Supports Trucking Sector for Keeping Goods Moving
TORONTO – Today, Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, and Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation issued the following statement on supporting truck drivers during the COVID-19 outbreak: “In these extraordinary times, we have extraordinary heroes. Our truck drivers are these heroes. They are working long hours, day and night delivering food and equipment and other essential supplies for... Read More

Canada Emergency Response Benefit to Launch on April 6

Canada Emergency Response Benefit to Launch on April 6
April 1, 2020                 Gatineau, Quebec        Employment and Social Development Canada Gatineau, Quebec – The Government of Canada is continuing to take strong, immediate and effective action to support Canadians impacted by the global COVID-19 pandemic. Today, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, along with the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, President of the Treasury... Read More

Federal Government Announces Details of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy to Help Businesses Keep Canadians in their jobs

Federal Government Announces Details of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy to Help Businesses Keep Canadians in their jobs
April 1, 2020 – Department of Finance Canada Ottawa – The Government of Canada is taking immediate, significant and decisive action to support Canadians and businesses facing hardship as a result of the global COVID-19 outbreak. To help Canadians and businesses get through these tough economic times, the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, announced that the Government is proposing to introduce... Read More

By-law officers to patrol parks and streets in Smiths Falls in an effort to protect the health and safety of residents and limit the spread of COVID-19

By-law officers to patrol parks and streets in Smiths Falls in an effort to protect the health and safety of residents and limit the spread of COVID-19
Smiths Falls – Starting today, by-law officers from Frontenac Municipal Enforcement will be assisting the Smiths Falls Police Service in patrolling the downtown area, all parks, as well as residential areas in Smiths Falls. The goal is to educate the public and ensure compliance with new provincial orders related to gatherings of more than 5 persons, operations of non-essential businesses,... Read More