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 [...]

For This Fourth of July, Officials Say Celebrate Freedom by Staying Home

Date Published: July 2, 2020

Source: New York Times

As cases of COVID-19 surge in the United States, up to 50,000+ cases in one day as of yesterday, July 1st, Fourth of July celebrations south of the border are being ground to a halt. Although many places around the United States had implemented stay-at-home orders back in March at the onset of the pandemic, many states opened too early and are now setting single-day reporting records of COVID-19. Texas reported more than 8,000 new cases, North Carolina reported more than 1,750 new cases, and Tennessee reported more than 1,500 new cases. [...]

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. [...]

Global report: Covid-19 cases exceed 10m as anxieties rise over US

Date Published: June 29, 2020

Source: The Guardian

There are more than 10 million COVID-19 cases worldwide. 

In the US, infections in 29 of the 50 states are increasing, and had their largest daily increase in cases, 44,000, this past Friday. The Republican governors of Florida, Texas and Arizona, three of the five states with the largest number of infections, have been criticised for pushing for aggressive reopenings following lockdown [...]

Coronavirus: US hits record high in daily cases

Date Published: June 26, 2020

Source: BBC

On Thursday, the United states experienced an all-time high of 40,000 cases of coronavirus infections. The increase in new cases and hospitalizations has prompted Texas, Florida, and Arizona to pause their reopening plans. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the surge in cases is being driven by more young people testing positive, especially in southern and western states. [...]

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..[...]

Quebec Health Ministry to stop publishing daily COVID-19 data

Date Published: June 25, 2020

Source: CBC

The Ministry of Health and Social Services in Quebec announced that it would no longer be releasing daily statistics on new COVID-19 cases and deaths beginning on July 2, 2020. Instead, they will be publishing weekly reports on the ministry’s website along with a press release.[...]