COVID-19 Update for September 24 2020 – 12:50pm
Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced funding of more than $1 billion to expand COVID-19 testing and contact tracing as the next element of his “Fall Preparedness Plan”.
Expanded Testing and Contact Tracing
The provincial government will spend $1.07 billion to expand COVID-19 testing and case management by increasing testing capacity to reach 50,000 tests per day, expanding testing locations and additional initiatives. On top of the initial funding allocation, $30 million will be dedicated to “prevent and manage outbreaks in priority sectors” such as the province’s long-term care homes, according to the news release.
The news release can be found here.
The Ministry of Health held a technical briefing this morning on testing protocols for COVID-19 in pharmacies and assessment centres.
The recording of the briefing can be found 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