Jill Andrew MPP, Toronto–St. Paul's

Government of Ontario

Daily Update - Coronavirus - March 20, 2020

Published on March 20, 2020

MPP Jill Andrew Daily Bulletin – March 20, 2020

Dear Community,

I want to start by acknowledging the sacrifices being made by so many to keep our community safe.

From our local businesses that have been forced to close to families  with children at home for an extended March Break who are committed to social distancing - we are all in this together. I want you to know that you have my sincere gratitude.

It’s been a stressful week. However, we continue to see and hear stories of incredible neighbourhood 'care-mongering', making phone calls, staying virtually connected, making online purchases and donations for those who can. This positivity has given me necessary strength and I truly hope it has helped you remain as calm as possible and positive in these unprecedented times.

Let us continue to call our loved ones and let us try as hard as we can to remember we are not alone. 

We will get through this together.

In solidarity,

Jill

 

Daily Updates:

 

Education

Industry Supporting Government Response

  • The Federal government has now heard from over 5,800 businesses across Canada who have indicated that they are willing to help support the effort to manufacture the supplies we need to battle COVID-19.

Canada-U.S. Border

  • The Canada-U.S. Border will close tonight at midnight to “non-essential” travel.
  • This means that if you going to the U.S. for recreational purposes – you will be denied entry.
  • Canadian residents will be able to get into Canada.

Collecting EI

You can find the details on how to apply for EI here:

Employment Insurance (EI): https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/ei/ei-sickness/apply.html

 

Where to get updates on Coronavirus

For accurate information on COVID-19 - Public Health Agencies are the best sources.

Find them here:
Canadian Public Health
https://bit.ly/38UABiF

Ontario Ministry of Health
https://bit.ly/2TVj45H

Toronto Public Health 

https://bit.ly/2Wl9rik

You can also find daily updates on my website
jillandrewmpp.ca/coronavirus