WHAT TO KNOW
Global COVID-19 cases have reached 9,229,049, up from 9,124,002 at 3:30 p.m. Monday. Canada now reports 101,963 cases, up from 101,568 cases of COVID-19 on Monday. Ontario reports 34,016 cases, up from 33,637 cases on Monday.
The growth rate of new cases in the province is still under 1%, with 163 (0.5%) new cases reported since yesterday. Of the province’s total cases, 29,336 have been resolved (86.2%) and there have been 2,631 deaths (7.7%). The province has now completed 1,236,023 tests and reports 21,398 tests are currently under investigation. More information here.
A province-by-province breakdown of Canada’s COVID-19 case count can be found here.
Yesterday, Minister of Labour Filomena Tassi announced changes to extend time periods for temporary layoffs to allow employers more time to recall laid-off employees. The temporary changes are intended to help protect the jobs of federally regulated private-sector employees and support employers facing economic hardship as a result of the pandemic. More information here.
Fewer companies than envisioned have used the government’s wage subsidy program. As of Monday, the government had approved $15.77 billion in payroll help to 236,360 companies. Finance Minister Bill Morneau said the government was getting close to final decisions on changes to the program’s eligibility rules to improve take-up after consulting with business and labour groups. More information here.
In consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, the Ontario government has extended the provincial Declaration of Emergency under s.7.0.7 of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act to July 15, 2020. This extension, approved by the Ontario Legislature earlier today, provides Ontario with the additional time, flexibility, and the necessary tools to safely and gradually allow more places to reopen, while continuing to support frontline health care providers in the fight against COVID-19. More information here.
Mayor John Tory announced today that two major downtown ActiveTO cycling network connections, on parts of University Avenue/Queen’s Park Crescent and Bloor Street, will be installed before the weekend, shortly after Toronto enters Stage 2 of the Province of Ontario’s reopening plan. More information here.
Today, Mayor John Tory helped to launch Collision from Home to help restart and rebuild Toronto’s economy. Collision From Home is bringing 30,000 people who are reshaping the world together from June 23 to 25.
To create an inclusive and accessible conference, the City worked alongside Collision on various programs to provide free tickets to students, community groups and tech sector employees impacted by COVID-19. Through the INSPIRE program, Humber College, Ryerson University, the University of Toronto and York University students will have access to free tickets.
The City worked with Collision to distribute free tickets to people in the technology community who have been displaced due to COVID-19. Free tickets were also made available to web developers volunteering with the City’s ShopHERE powered by Google program. More information here.
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