Here are today’s new developments:
- New federal models in Canada show progress in the fight to curb the spread of COVID-19, but that significant hotspots remain.
- One of the remaining hotspots for COVID-19 in Canada is among agri-farm migrant workers outside Windsor, where nearly 200 new cases occurred over the weekend. We have been urging the Ford government to better protect migrant workers by ensuring PPE, paid sick days for workers and alternate accommodations in which to self-isolate.
Solutions we’re pushing for:
- Andrea Horwath wrote to Canada’s Minister of Employment today asking the federal government to be ready to take action if the Ford government fails to quell the virus’s spread among migrant workers. Horwath expressed concern about Ontario’s recommendation that agri-farm workers who test positive for COVID-19 but are asymptomatic continue working.
- Horwath will host a live-streamed, virtual summit on a vision for transforming Ontario's long-term care sector on Thursday, July 2. The summit will bring together physicians, families, frontline care workers, policy leaders and advocates to address what long-term care could look like in Ontario. Watch the summit here.