COVID-19 Update for April 11, 2020 – 2:00pm
Premier Doug Ford delivered his daily remarks wearing a CONQUER COVID-19 t-shirt, an organization comprised of citizens to bring personal protective equipment to frontline workers and backed by women’s hockey icon Hayley Wickenheiser and celebrity Ryan Reynolds.
The Premier provided an update on Ontario Together, the province’s program set up to allow government to connect them with supplies of essential medical products. To date, the portal has received more than 14,000 submissions, offering to provide everything from had sanitizer to gowns and coveralls to masks and face shield to testing equipment and ventilators.
From these submissions, the province has had 75 leads, which has led to the purchase of 91 million supplies, including 5.1 million surgical gloves, 20 million surgical masks, and 250,000 face shields. The province has also been able to source 50,000 units of hand sanitizer and has provided them for police officers.
Province Extends Emergency Orders Until April 23
The Ontario government has extended all emergency orders that have been put in place to date under s.7.0.2 (4) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act until April 23. This includes maintaining the closure of outdoor amenities in parks and recreational areas, non-essential workplaces, public places, bars and restaurants and restrictions on social gatherings and the prohibition of price gouging.
Bill C-14: A Second Act Respecting Certain Measures in Response to COVID-19
The text for Bill C-14 has become available and can be found on Parliament of Canada website.
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 link.
- Toronto – https://www.foodbankscanada.ca/
- Hamilton/Niagara – https://www.hamiltonfoodshare.org
- Alberta – https://hopemission.com/
Stay safe. Stay healthy.
The Enterprise Team