COVID-19 Update for May 11, 2020 – 2:00pm
Premier Ford opened his daily remarks by thanking hundreds of nurses during the National Nursing Week, “You are absolutely amazing; you’re the backbone of the healthcare community,” said the Premier. “Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart.”
He also announced that his government has now released over 80 sector-specific health and safety guidelines, including guidelines for retail stores with curbside pickup and delivery services – many of which are open starting today. “My friends, we have come a long way, but we still have a long way to go,” the Premier emphasized. “We are working to get more business up and running again – as safely as we can.”
The government is encouraging all business owners to use the Guidance Document for Essential Workplaces to develop reopening plans that will work for their business and protect workers, customers and the general public, as the province prepares for the gradual reopening of the economy.
The Premier also noted that he will have more to say in the coming days about the next steps his government will be taking for safe reopening of the province.
FAO spring 2020 economic and Budget Outlook
The Financial Accountability Office (FAO) released its highly anticipated budget outlook report this morning, projecting that the Ontario deficit is expected to quadruple to $41 billion in 2020-21 due to coronavirus costs – the largest deficit in the province’s history.
You can read the full report here: here
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