COVID-19 Update for August 21 2020 – 2:10pm
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Ontario Premier Doug Ford travelled to a 3M manufacturing facility in Brockville, Ont., for a joint appearance today, announcing a partnership to provide funding that will allow 3M’s facility to expand and begin manufacturing N-95 masks.
The Canadian and Ontario governments will each contribute just more than $23 million to support 3M’s capital investment of $70 million, and in turn each will receive 25 million N-95 masks per year once the facility comes online early next year.
Ford called the announcement one of his proudest moments as Premier: “Because today, I know that Ontario will never have to depend on another country for the N-95 masks we need to protect our nurses and doctors, our frontline heroes.” The Premier was referencing a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) back in April that left Ontario with less than a week’s supply of N-95 masks.
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