Jill Andrew MPP, Toronto–St. Paul's

Government of Ontario

COVID-19 Daily Update - March 31st

School Closures Extended

It was announced today that school’s in Ontario will be closed until at least May. The door has also been left open to extending that deadline as we see how COVID-19 progresses. The government has also announced a new plan for online learning for students. Students will receive varying workloads depending on their grade.

Grades K-3

Five hours per week

 

Grades 4-6

Five hours per week

 

Grades 7-8

Ten hours per week

 

Grades 9-12

Three hours per course each week (Semestered)

One and a half hours per course each week (Non-Semestered)

 

For more information:

https://globalnews.ca/news/6755700/coronavirus-ford-government-e-learning-covid-19/

 

City of Toronto Cancels All Event Permits Until June 30th

Today, the City of Toronto announced the cancellation of all mass events in Toronto through June 30th. This is in compliance with the directive from the province to limit all gatherings to a maximum of five people.

Cancelled event include the Pride Parade and many street festivals that are currently planned. For our local community this leaves the door open to Salsa on St. Clair (currently scheduled for July 4th and 5th), but we would not be surprised if this event also isn’t able to go forward.

For more information:

https://www.toronto.ca/home/media-room/news-releases-media-advisories/?datemin=01/07/2020&type=Public%20Health&nrkey=014C0AD0DE2D2ABC8525853C007119F0

 

Ottawa Announces $2B in Funding for Supplies

Ottawa has announced that the federal government will be spending $2B on supplies to help us battle COVID-19. These supplies will be used to purchase things like ventilators, personal protective equipment for health care workers and diagnostic testing. This money is going to be rolling out immediately and these supplies should be shipping within days.

For more information:

https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/pm-trudeau-says-more-medical-supplies-coming-in-days-as-industry-retools-1.4875690