Provincial

OPP confirm that Officer has tested presumptive positive for COVID-19 (Nipissing West Detachment)

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is confirming its first uniform member has tested presumptive positive for COVID-19. Following their doctor’s instructions, the member is in isolation at their home and is recovering. We wish them a speedy recovery. Their family and colleagues are in our thoughts. The OPP member presumptively diagnosed with COVID-19 serves the Nipissing West Detachment area in ...

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Ontario Providing Electricity Relief to Families, Small Businesses and Farms During COVID-19

To support Ontarians through the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation, the Government of Ontario is providing immediate electricity rate relief for families, small businesses and farms paying time-of-use (TOU) rates. For a 45-day period, the government is working to suspend time-of-use electricity rates, holding electricity prices to the off-peak rate of 10.1 cents-per-kilowatt-hour. This reduced price will be available 24 hours ...

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At-Risk Workplaces to close – Government encourages businesses to explore other business opportunities through work-from-home and innovative business models

Mar 23, 2020 at 20:44 Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation, the Ontario government will be ordering at-risk workplaces to close-down, while encouraging businesses to explore opportunities to continue operations through work-from-home and innovative business models. At the same time, the government reminds businesses to put in place protocols for physical distancing and regular hand-washing in order to protect the ...

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Marathon declares State of Local Emergency

The Town of Marathon remains diligent in monitoring the situation as it pertains to CQVIO-19. We continue to evaluate all Public Health Agency communications as well as communications from other Federal and Provincial Government Health Authorities. The health and well-being of our residents and community is of great importance. Town of Marathon Council and the Emergency Control Group met today with Dr. Sarah ...

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New Ontario Funding will New Funding Will Support Municipalities, Food Banks, Homeless Shelters and Individuals

The Ontario government is providing $200 million in social services relief funding to help protect the health and safety of the province’s most vulnerable people in response to the outbreak of COVID-19. The province will be providing municipalities and organizations that administer social services with funding to support them in their response to COVID-19. The funding will help municipalities and ...

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Ontario launches new enhanced and interactive Self-Assessment Tool for COVID-19

With the increasing severity of the COVID-19 outbreak, Ontario has now launched an enhanced and interactive self-assessment tool. This new easy-to-use tool takes the public through a series of questions to inform those who are concerned they may have contracted COVID-19. In a matter of seconds, this tool will help people determine if they are negative or it will provide them ...

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Closure of Drive Test Centres In Response to COVID-19

Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, and Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation issued the following statement today regarding the status of Drive Test Centres and Travel Point locations: “Based on the advice of Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, all full-time DriveTest Centres and part-time Travel Point locations will be closed. ...

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Ontario to Open Select Child Care Centres across the Province to support health care & frontline workers during COVID-19 outbreak

In order to support health care and frontline workers during this COVID-19 outbreak, Ontario plans to exempt certain child care centres from the order to close all licensed child care centres pursuant to the state of emergency declared earlier this week. This initiative is being done in partnership with service system managers and First Nations partners. “We need to help our ...

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SPH – Third Case of COVID-19 in Sudbury

Dr. Penny Sutcliffe, Sudbury & Districts Medical Officer of Health, is reporting that a woman in her 40s is the third confirmed case of COVID-19 in the Sudbury and Manitoulin districts. The case is travel-related and not related to the previously reported cases. “Seeing a travel-related case in our community serves as a critical reminder that if you’ve recently travelled ...

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Les données scientifiques ne permettent pas de conclure que l’ibuprofène aggrave les symptômes de la COVID-19

Santé Canada a connaissance de signalements, notamment dans les médias sociaux, qui font état de problèmes d’innocuité liés à l’usage d’ibuprofène par les personnes atteintes de COVID-19. Il n’y a pas à l’heure actuelle de données scientifiques établissant un lien entre l’ibuprofène, ou d’autres médicaments anti-inflammatoires non stéroïdiens (AINS), et l’aggravation des symptômes de la COVID-19. Le gouvernement du Canada suit la ...

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No scientific evidence that ibuprofen worsens COVID-19 symptoms

Health Canada is aware of reports, including on social media, that reference safety issues with the use of ibuprofen in COVID-19 cases. There is no scientific evidence that establishes a link between ibuprofen, or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and the worsening of COVID‑19 symptoms. The Government of Canada is monitoring the situation closely, including reviewing new information and reports as they ...

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Canada provides update on exemptions to travel restrictions to protect Canadians and support economy

The Government of Canada is providing an update on travel restrictions put in place to stem the spread of COVID-19. Exemptions to the air travel restrictions will apply to foreign nationals who have already committed to working, studying or making Canada their home, and travel by these individuals will be considered essential travel for land border restrictions. The exemptions include ...

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Prime Minister announces temporary border agreement with the United States

COVID-19 continues to evolve rapidly, and the Government of Canada is working around the clock to limit its spread and do everything necessary to protect the health and safety of Canadians. The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, announced on March 18 that Canada and the United Stateshave agreed to temporarily restrict all non-essential travel across the Canada-U.S. border, which will take ...

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New Travel Restrictions between Canada & US

In accordance with orders from the United States and Canadian federal authorities, temporary travel restrictions are being placed on all land ports of entry and ferries between the U.S. and Canada, effective at 11:59 p.m. March 20. These restrictions directly impact the Blue Water Bridge (BWB) in Port Huron and the International Bridge in Sault Ste. Marie. Border protection agencies ...

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