COVID-19 Update for June 4, 2020 – All ProvinceJune 4, 2020
Across the provinces
With over 93,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date across Canada, here is a summary of the latest measures taken by the provinces and territories:
British Columbia – BC Education Minister Rob Fleming this week opened the door to “hybrid learning” – a mix of in-class and online instruction – continuing in September. “It is likely we are going to have to have a hybrid system until we have a vaccine and the pandemic is over in this part of the world,” he said at a news conference.
Alberta – An announcement will be coming early next week for the next stage of Alberta’s relaunch plan. Officials had set June 19 as the target date, but the recent positive trend in COVID cases means that the date may be moved up, allowing movie theaters, libraries, and more personal services to re-open soon. The government is also making permanent the temporary changes that were brought in for expanded care in nursing homes.
Saskatchewan – The province will be moving to Phase 3 of the “Re-Open Saskatchewan” plan on Monday. This will include the re-opening of restaurants, gyms, and places of worship.
Manitoba – Starting tomorrow, the province will begin to ease restrictions on visitors at hospitals.
Ontario – The Doug Ford government has appointed Dr. Jane Philpott, formerly Canada’s Health Minister, as the special advisor to support the design and implementation of a new tool to help researchers respond to COVID-19.
Québec – A new report today suggests that the government could be re-opening restaurants again as early as June 15, with an announcement expected early next week.
New Brunswick – With the exception of the Campbellton region, New Brunswick is lifting further restrictions tomorrow, including for religious services, elective surgeries and low contact team sports, and allowing the re-opening of swimming pools, gyms, and indoor recreation facilities.
Nova Scotia – Nova Scotia is set to take a big step toward re-opening tomorrow, giving the greenlight to restaurants, bars, personal services, and fitness facilities.
Prince Edward Island – There is nothing new to report for PEI since our last update.
Newfoundland and Labrador – Starting next Monday, the provincial government will begin gradually increasing the number of public service employees in physical workplaces instead of working from home
Yukon – The government will be providing an additional $250 to $400 for Disability Services families to help pay for needed supports. The funding will be provided from June until August.
Northwest Territories – Starting on Monday, air travellers will be required to bring their own non-medical masks for their flights. The mask supplies previously given to airlines operating out of Yellowknife will soon be depleted.
Nunavut – There is nothing new to report for Nunavut since our last update.
We hope you are finding these COVID-19 updates useful. In addition to trying to keep on top of the fast-changing situation, Enterprise is also working to support local charities during these challenging times. If you are able, your contributions to this effort would be deeply appreciated.
To donate, please click on the organization below:
- Toronto – Food Banks Canada
- Thunder Bay – Food Banks North West
- Hamilton/Niagara – Hamilton Food Share
- Alberta – Hope Mission
Stay safe. Stay healthy.
The Enterprise Team