COVID-19 Update for April 14, 2020 – 3:15pm
Enhanced Long-Term Care Action Plan
Premier Doug Ford is redeploying hospital resources to deliver additional support to long-term care homes in Ontario, calling the situation a “wildfire.”
To date, 114 long-term care homes have reported cases of COVID-19, representing roughly 14 percent of the 626 facilities in Ontario. Noting that Ontario’s hospitals have capacity as “they have not seen the surge we thought we would,” the Premier gave credit to the people of Ontario for following social distancing guidelines.
The Premier said the government will issue an emergency order later this evening to prevent workers from working in multiple long-term care facilities. Ford also noted that the government will be raising the minimum wage for part-time caregivers as well.
Further details on the government’s revised action plan are expected tomorrow.
Students will not be returning on May 4
Premier Ford confirmed that students will not be returning on May 4, however this does not mean that the year is necessarily cancelled. He noted that Minister of Education Stephen Lecce will be providing updates in the coming days.
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