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Ontario Investing More Than $1 Billion to Expand COVID-19 Testing and Contact Tracing

Ontario Investing More Than $1 Billion to Expand COVID-19 Testing and Contact Tracing
Province Also Enhancing Efforts to Quickly Identify, Manage and Prevent COVID-19 Outbreaks TORONTO — The Ontario government is building on the largest provincial testing initiative in Canada by providing $1.07 billion to expand COVID-19 testing and case and contact management. The government is also immediately investing $30 million to prevent and manage outbreaks in priority sectors, including the province’s long-term... Read More

Ontario Updates COVID-19 Testing Guidelines

Ontario Updates COVID-19 Testing Guidelines
Effective immediately, Ontarians should only seek testing at assessment centres if you are: Showing COVID-19 symptoms; Have been exposed to a confirmed case of the virus, as informed by your public health unit or exposure notification through the COVID Alert app; A resident or work in a setting that has a COVID-19 outbreak, as identified and informed by your local public health... Read More

Ontario Moving to Standardized Online Testing for Students

Ontario Moving to Standardized Online Testing for Students
Modernized platform will help prepare kids for the future TORONTO – The Ontario government is proposing to modernize large-scale provincial student testing to better prepare youth for the future, and re-build parent confidence in the education system. The Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO), which creates and administers assessments, will procure a firm to develop an online, adaptive testing platform.... Read More

Ontario Expands COVID-19 Testing to Pharmacies – Up to 60 Ontario Pharmacies to Offer Testing by Appointment Starting Friday

Ontario Expands COVID-19 Testing to Pharmacies – Up to 60 Ontario Pharmacies to Offer Testing by Appointment Starting Friday
HUNTSVILLE — The Ontario government is providing people with convenient and timely access to free COVID-19 testing at pharmacies in the province. As of Friday, up to 60 pharmacies in Ontario will begin offering testing by appointment only, with further locations coming online in the coming weeks. This initiative will expand testing capacity well beyond the province’s 150 assessment centres.... Read More

Ontario Set to Launch Largest Flu Immunization Campaign in Province’s History

Ontario Set to Launch Largest Flu Immunization Campaign in Province’s History
New Investments Part of the Government’s COVID-19 Fall Preparedness Plan TORONTO — The Ontario government is implementing the largest flu immunization campaign in Ontario’s history. The campaign is part of the province’s comprehensive plan to prepare the health system for a second wave of COVID-19. The plan, entitled Keeping Ontarians Safe: Preparing for Future Waves of COVID-19, sets out a series of... Read More

OPP POLICE RECORD CHECKS UPDATE

OPP POLICE RECORD CHECKS UPDATE
ORILLIA – As the economy continues to recover from the pandemic, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is committed to improving customer service for citizens seeking police record checks. Due to COVID-19, the OPP is currently experiencing a high volume of police record check requests. Current processing times are four to six weeks. The OPP is working on improving the technical capacities of... Read More

Ontario Limits the Size of Unmonitored and Private Social Gatherings across Entire Province

Ontario Limits the Size of Unmonitored and Private Social Gatherings across Entire Province
Province Takes Decisive Action to Stop the Spread of COVID-19 TORONTO — The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and the Public Health Measures Table, is reducing limits on the number of people permitted to attend unmonitored and private social gatherings across the entire province. Earlier this week, the government imposed these restrictions in Toronto,... Read More

Ontario Supporting Jobs and Economic Growth in Rural Communities

Ontario Supporting Jobs and Economic Growth in Rural Communities
New targeted intake opens under the Rural Economic Development Program LEAMINGTON – The Ontario government is committing nearly $1 million in cost-share funding to help rural communities diversify their economies, retain skilled workers and create jobs. Today, details about the funding were released by Ernie Hardeman, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, which is being provided through a new... Read More

Ontario Introduces Legislation to Provide Support for More Ontario Veterans and their Families

Ontario Introduces Legislation to Provide Support for More Ontario Veterans and their Families
Proposed measures would expand access to financial assistance for veterans of all ages AURORA — The Ontario government has introduced legislation to provide financial assistance to more veterans in need. The Soldiers’ Aid Commission Act, 2020, if passed, will ensure veterans of all ages and their families, not just those who served in the Second World War and the Korean War,... Read More

Ontario Covid-19 Update – September 14, 2020

Ontario Covid-19 Update – September 14, 2020
Toronto – Ontario is reporting 313 new cases of Covid-19 since yesterday’s report in today’s report. A 0,7% increase from Sunday’s number. Total number of cases is now at 44,817 . Sunday’s number of cases were 204, while Saturday’s was 232. For more detailed information: https://www.ontario.ca/page/how-ontario-is-responding-covid-19 Read More