Health experts press Ottawa for a more ‘balanced approach’ to tackling COVID-19 pandemic

Date Published: July 7, 2020

Source: The Globe and Mail

Eighteen health leaders in Canada have called for a more “balanced approach” to addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, stating that the current approach carries “significant risks to overall population health and threatens to increase inequities across the country.” Canada has had success in controlling COVID-19 [...]

Masks mandatory as of midnight in Ottawa, region

Date Published: July 6, 2020

Source: CBC

Wearing masks in public indoor spaces are now mandatory in eastern Ontario, including Ottawa, in Stage 2 of Ontario’s reopening plan. Exemptions will be made for children under two years of age and those who are unable to wear masks [...]

Ontario records no new COVID-19-related deaths for first time in months

Date: July 6, 2020

Source: CTV News

For the first time since March, Ontario reports no new COVID-19-related deaths in the province today. To date, the province has reported that a total of 2,689 people have died due to the virus. This news comes as health officials also report a slight uptick in the number of new COVID-19 cases, confirming an additional 154 new cases. [...]

Stage 3 of Ontario’s COVID-19 reopening plan looms nearer

Date Published: July 2nd, 2020

Source: CBC

Large parts of Ontario are hoping to soon move towards Stage 3 of the province’s COVID-19 reopening plan. It has been nearly three weeks since most parts of the province have moved to Stage 2 and data from 24 public health units show that the spread of the virus is largely contained [...]

Ottawa ‘remotely’ inspected Ontario farms while COVID-19 infected hundreds of migrant workers

Date Published: July 1, 2020

Source: CBC

Rather than physically inspecting farms that employ migrant workers during the pandemic, the Canadian government has been conducting mostly remote inspections. Three migrant workers have died and there have been numerous COVID-19 outbreaks amongst migrant workers, the majority occurring in the Windsor area. [...]

Canada almost self-sufficient in PPE as Canadian businesses step up: PM

Date Published: June 26, 2020

Source: CBC

The amount of personal protective equipment (PPE) being produced by Canadian companies currently is almost at the point of making Canada self-sufficient, according to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Many Canadian companies have taken advantage of the various federal financial support programs to rehire workers and retool equipment to start producing masks, gowns, ventilators, sanitizer, and other PPE..[...]