Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Originally posted Jan. 27, 2020. Last updated July 3, 2020

This page will provide updates on the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) as they become available. The Ministry of Health has released guidelines for primary care, along with posters. A website for healthcare providers is now live. You can also access information for the public on their site.

A Joint Open Letter on Pandemic Pay

May 25, 2020

Premier Doug Ford
Queen’s Park
Toronto, ON
M7A 1A1

OPEN LETTER

Dear Premier Ford,

As a broad group of healthcare stakeholders whose members employ tens of thousands of front line workers in the fight against COVID 19, we write to you today to seek immediate clarity on the implementation details and timing of the release of pandemic pay to support frontline workers employed by organizations funded by the Ministry of Health and the LHINs.

COVID-19 Outbreak Has Likely Peaked in Ontario

Ontario News Release

Modelling shows physical distancing still needed to prevent further spread

TORONTO — The Ontario government today released updated COVID-19 modelling, which shows that the enhanced public health measures, including staying home and physically distancing from each other, are working to contain the spread of the virus and flatten the curve.

Ontario Government Announces Changes to Mental Health and Addictions System

Ministry of Health news release - March. 3, 2020

Ontario is launching Roadmap to Wellness: A Plan to Build Ontario's Mental Health and Addictions System.

Today, Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, and Michael Tibollo, Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, were at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences to unveil the new roadmap, which provides a clear path forward toward offering Ontarians easier access to higher-quality care and supports in communities across the province.