March 19, 2020 – COVID-19 Updates COVID-19 更新 – 2020年3月19日
COVID-19 Updates – March 19, 2020
City of Toronto
- Critical services in the City continue, as stated in previous days. The TTC continues to operate as normal. However, the TTC’s Wheel-Trans reservation system has received a large number of calls requesting drives to COVID-19 assessment centres. Please note the TTC Wheel-Trans system does not provide public transport to assessment centres or hospitals.
- All Toronto Police Services facilities, including the headquarters, are now closed to the public.
- The Toronto Police Services Property Unit, located at 330 Progress Avenue, is closed until further notice. Services will continue to be provided by phone.
- All criminal record and judicial matter checks must be submitted online. Vulnerable sector screenings and fingerprinting are by appointment only.
- Anyone who has been approached by COVID-19 scammers are encouraged to report these scams at www.tps.on.ca/core
Government of Ontario
- All Provincial Parks will be closed effective immediately until April 30th.
- The Ontario Ministry of Transportation and Ministry of Health, with the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services as well as Service Ontario, is extending the validity period of driving products, services and health cards.
- This includes extensions for drivers licences, licence plate validation, Ontario photo cards, Commercial Vehicle Operation Registration certificates and Health cards (to ensure access to health services).
- Ontarians are to use expired documents in the time being.
- The Ministry of Transportation is also extending due dates for medical or vision reports, to reduce the need for doctor’s visits.
- The Ministry of Transportation will continue to deliver time-critical services including Motor Vehicle Inspection Station Stock orders and Single-Trip Oversize-Overweight Permits.
- The Scarborough Hospital – Birchmount Campus (Scarborough Grace Hospital) has opened an assessment centre open daily from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. The Assessment Centre is not for everyone, and not everyone who visits the centre will be tested for COVID-19. YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER ONLINE BEFORE GOING TO THE ASSESSMENT CENTRE AT https://www.shn.ca/covid19-assess/ .
- You should NOT come for assessment and WILL NOT be tested IF:
- You have travelled outside of Canada, but do not have any symptoms.
- You have no symptoms, but your employer has required testing.
- You have only mild symptoms, with or without fever. If this is you, stay home and self-isolate until you are symptom-free for at least 48 hours, then call the Toronto Public Health hotline or Ontario Telehealth for further guidance.
- You should PRE-REGISTER ONLINE to come to the centre IF:
- You have symptoms including a fever over 38 degrees celcius and/or cough (new or worsening) and shortness of breath; AND
- You have been exposed to COVID-19 within the last 14 days before your symptoms began, through travel outside of Canada, close interaction with someone who has COVID-19, or close interaction with someone who has symptoms of COVID-19 and recently travelled outside of Canada or to an impacted area within Canada.
- All elective surgeries and clinics at the Birchmount Campus have been closed for the time being.
- Ontario courts and tribunals are limiting in-person proceedings and making use of audio and video conferencing to hear priority matters remotely and are deferring non-urgent matters until they can be managed safely.
- All Tribunals in-person proceedings are postponed and will be rescheduled to a later date. If feasible, written/telephone hearings will be considered.
- Superior Court of Justice has suspended all regular court operations.
- All sittings of the Small Claims Court are suspended.
- Ontario Court of Justice has established procedures to reduce the number of people who attend court in-person. Please check these new procedures before arriving at court.
- All Provincial Offences Act matters scheduled up to April 3rd will be rescheduled at a later date.
- Ontario Court of Appeal has suspended all scheduled appeals until April 3rd.
- Ministry of the Attorney General has applied for a court order to suspend the enforcement of eviction orders.
Government of Canada
- The Canada-U.S. Border is expected to be closed to non-essential travel by Saturday, March 21st, 2020.
- Canadian Blood Services is urging people to continue donating blood as the need for blood to help patients does not stop. Due to venue closures, the Canadian Blood Services have seen a large decrease in donors. For more information with regards to COVID-19, and to book an appointment to donate blood, please visit www.blood.ca or call +1 888 236 6283
- Via Rail has announced a number of service changes and route suspensions, beginning March 23rd. For more information on changes and cancellations, please visit www.viarail.ca
- The Government of Canada is reaching out to Canadians abroad through text messaging. If you receive a text from the Government of Canada abroad, please follow text updates as advised. For emergency assistance, please email email@example.com or call +1 613 996 8885.
COVID-19 更新 – 2020年3月19日
- 如前几天所述，市内关键的服务仍在继续。多伦多公车局继续正常运作。但是，TTC的Wheel-Trans预定服务已接到大量的来电，要求前往COVID-19评估中心。请注意，TTC的Wheel-Trans 系统不提供公共接送服务到评估中心或医院。
- 位于330 Progress Avenue的多伦多警察局已经关闭，直至另行通知。但将继续通过电话提供服务。
- 任何人接触过COVID-19 的骗子请到www.tps.on.ca/core进行举报。
- Birchmount 院区的所有择期手术和诊所已经暂时关闭。