COVID-19 Updates

Ontario Government Announces Move to Step Three of Roadmap to Reopen
July 9, 2021
The Ontario Government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Ontario, announced today that Ontario will move to Step Three of the Roadmap to Reopen at 12:01 a.m. on Friday July 16, 2021. With this move, the Ontario government is striking a balance between the 21 days previously announced between the sequential stages of the Roadmap, better than expected vaccination rates and continuous improvements to other key health indicators, and pressure to reopen the economy more fully.
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Federal Government Eases Border Measures for Fully Vaccinated Canadians, Business Travelers
June 22, 2021
Health Minister Patty Hajdu and Public Safety Minister Bill Blair outlined in a press conference yesterday that beginning on July 5, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. EDT, fully vaccinated travelers who are permitted to enter Canada under the existing regulations will not be required to quarantine or take a COVID-19 test on day 8.
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Ontario Government Releases Roadmap to Reopen the Province
May 20, 2021
The Ontario government has just released its Roadmap to Reopen, a “three-step” plan to reopen the province and gradually lift public health measures based on the provincewide vaccination rate and improvements in key public health and health care indicators.
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Government of Ontario Proposes Sick Days for COVID-19
April 28, 2021
This afternoon, Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development Monte McNaughton, and Minister of Finance and President of the Treasury Board Peter Bethlenfalvy announced that tomorrow they will introduce the COVID-19 Putting Workers First Act, that if passed, will create the Ontario COVID-19 Worker Income Protection Benefit, which will provide up to 3 days of paid sick leave. The program will hopefully help reduce COVID-19 transmission in Ontario.
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Federal Budget 2021: A Liberal Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth, and Resilience
April 20, 2021
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland today released the federal government’s 2021 Budget in the House of Commons. Titled A Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth, and Resilience, the plan aims to support Canadian families and businesses during the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, layout a strategy for a post-pandemic economic recovery, and act as a blueprint for a Liberal campaign platform ahead of a potential 2021 federal election.
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Ontario Increasing Restrictions to Limit the Spread of COVID-19
April 16, 2021
This afternoon, the Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, announced a tightening of restrictions across the province in an effort to further limit mobility and slow the spread of COVID-19. These actions are intended to protect our hospital and ICU capacity whose occupancy are at their highest level and to allow more time to vaccinate Ontarians.
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