COVID-19 Update for May 15, 2020 – 2:00pm

Premier Doug Ford Update

Premier Doug Ford began his daily remarks by addressing the recent food shortages at grocery stores for baking supplies like flour and yeast. He noted that Ontario supply chains “remain strong” and “there is enough to go around,” but encouraged people to only buy what they need. Ford said the industry is working hard to maintain production and called on the federal government to provide additional support for farmers.

The government of Ontario is also expecting to make a new announcement on the future of childcare and public schools on Tuesday and is expected to lift the limit on small gatherings from five up to 10.

Ford ended his remarks by saying that he will not be holding a press conference tomorrow and wants to give his team and staff some time off to enjoy the long weekend.

FAO releases April Job Report

Today, the Ontario finance watch dog, the Financial Accountability Office, released a new report on job losses in Ontario and its impact on the province since the COVID-19 pandemic began. According to the findings, nearly one in three jobs in the province have been directly affected through either job losses (1.1 million) or sharply reduced hours (1.1 million). You can read the highlights and the complete report 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.

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Stay safe. Stay healthy.

The Enterprise Team

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