- The Prime Minister today announced that all provinces and territories have confirmed, or are in the process of confirming, plans to cost share wage top-ups for their essential workers. The Government of Canada will provide up to $3 billion in support to increase the wages of low-income essential workers. Each province or territory will determine which workers would be eligible for support, and how much support they will receive.
- The Ontario government has developed a comprehensive framework to help hospitals assess their readiness and begin planning for the gradual resumption of scheduled surgeries and procedures, while maintaining capacity to respond to COVID-19. Timelines will vary from hospital to hospital and be conditional on approval by regional oversight tables involved with planning and coordinating Ontario’s response to COVID-19.
- Podcast: Companies and Consumers Show Their True Colours During the Crisis with Youngme, Felix, and Mihir, Harvard After Hours
- What a post-COVID-19 workplace could look like, Jennifer Ferreira, CTV News
- Patterns of pain: what Covid-19 can teach us about how to be human, Susie Orbach, The Guardian
- Canada to do millionth COVID-19 test, Mia Rabson, National Observer
- COVID-19 will force a change to Canada’s fiscal arrangements, Daniel Béland, Bev Dahlby, and Steve Orsini, Policy Options
If you are showing symptoms, you must self-isolate for a minimum of 14 days. Call a public health authority immediately. Do not visit any healthcare provider in person before you have been directly advised to by public health authorities.
It is important that everyone practice physical distancing to prevent the spread of aCOVID-19. Remain at home unless absolutely necessary. Minimize contact with other people. Wash hands frequently and thoroughly. Avoid touching the face. Maintain a 2-meter distance from others if you are required to be out in public. If you have recently traveled outside the country, you are legally required to self-isolate for 14 days.
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