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March 21st, 2020 – COVID-19 Updates – 应对新冠肺炎疫情最新消息 – 2020年3月21日

COVID-19 Updates – March 21st, 2020


City of Toronto


  • Please note that only Police Services can enforce orders based on the State of Emergency declaration from the Provincial Government. The City of Toronto will respond to residents’ concerns on a priority basis, but only Police can enforce Provincial Orders.
  • 311 is still available 24 hours, 7 days a week, by phone only.
  • Animal Services Shelters are closed to the public and only available by appointment for emergencies during the hours of 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM.  Please call:
    • East Animal Shelter: 416-338-7539
    • North Animal Shelter: 416-338-8723
    • West Animal Shelter: 416-338-6271
  • Residents continue to be encouraged to make https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/ their first point of contact regarding COVID-19 in the City of Toronto and for relevant information regarding City services and measures in response to COVID-19.


Government of Ontario


  • Ontarians with expiring and expired health cards will continue to have access to insured health services.
  • The three-month waiting period for Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) coverage will be waived.
  • Costs of COVID-19 services for uninsured people who do not meet the criteria for OHIP coverage will be covered by the Provincial Government.
  • The Provincial Government is launching Ontario Together, a website that will help businesses and employees work with the province to meet the challenges of COVID-19.
    • This initiative will remove barriers allowing Ontario’s manufacturing sector to redeploy capacity towards the production of essential equipment like ventilators, masks and swabs.
  • Driver’s licence applicants will not lose test fees as result of a last-minute cancellation, not attending DriveTest or as a result of a DriveTest interruption in service. The “Fail to Keep Appointment” penalty fee will also be waived.
  • The Provincial Government has reassured that no one will lose their current licence or lose their prepaid testing fees as a result of COVID-19.
  • Should residents have a road test scheduled and would like to reschedule, they are encouraged to do so in advance of the appointment date.
  • Intermittent inmates serving time on weekends at Ontario’s adult correctional facilities have been granted temporary absences from custody since March 13. These inmates have already been deemed low-risk by the courts and remain in the community Monday to Friday to live and work.
  • Correctional services will have the option to issue temporary absences beyond the current 72-hour maximum. Those serving intermittent sentences, who have been granted a temporary absence, will not have to report to a correctional facility every weekend.
  • Longer-term temporary absences will allow for early release of inmates who are near the end of their sentence. To ensure public safety, inmates would be carefully assessed to ensure they are a low risk to reoffend.
    • Inmates convicted of serious crimes, such as violent crimes or crimes involving guns, would not be considered for early release.
  • A second regulatory amendment will allow the Ontario Parole Board to conduct hearings by electronic or written means, rather than solely in-person, providing alternate options for hearings.
  • ersonal visits to correctional facilities have been halted.



Government of Canada


  • Canadians abroad continue to be advised to find the closest consular services available to them. A full list of Canadian embassies and consulates can be found at: https://travel.gc.ca/assistance/embassies-consulates
  • All Canadians abroad also continue to be encouraged to sign up for the Registration of Canadians Abroad service at https://travel.gc.ca/travelling/registration to receive the latest updates regarding the situation at their current destination.
  • Canadians abroad may also reach Global Affairs Canada’s 24/7 Emergency Watch and Response Centre in Ottawa at +1 613-996-8885 (collect calls are accepted where available) or email sos@international.gc.ca



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  • 只有警察部门才能按照省府宣布的紧急状态法执法。多伦多市府会根据情况对居民的需要做出回应,但只有警察才可以执行省级法规。
  • 311仍会提供每周7天、每天24小时的电话服务
  • 多伦多动物收容所不再对公众开放,只在中午12:00至下午4:00,紧急情况下方可预约,请致电:
    • 东区动物收容所:416-338-7539
    • 北区动物收容所:416-338-8723
    • 西区动物收容所:416-338-6271
  • 仍建议居民首选查阅https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/ 网站,了解多伦多市府应对新冠肺炎疫情的相关服务与措施。






  • 即将过期或已经过期健康卡的持有者可以继续获得安省健康保险计划下的医疗服务。
  • 安大略健康保险计划 (OHIP) 三个月的等待期将会被免除。
  • 对于不符合OHIP条件的人员,治疗新冠肺炎的费用将由省府承担。
  • 省府正在建立 Ontario Together 网站, 帮助企业和员工与省府共同应对新冠肺炎疫情的挑站。
    • 这一举措将消除障碍,允许安省制造业重新配置产能,生产必要的医用设备,如呼吸机、口罩和棉签。
  • 驾照申请人不会因为最后一刻不参加考试或 DriveTest,或者因为DriveTest服务中断而损失考试费用。“未能遵守预约”罚款也将被免除。
  • 省府保证,没有人会因为新冠肺炎而失去现有执照或损失预付考试费。
  • 如果居民已安排道路测试,而希望另择日期,请在预约日期之前提出更改。
  • 自3月13日起,在安省成人惩教所周末断续服刑的犯人已被准许暂时无需去羁押地点。这些犯人已经被法院认定为低风险,周一至周五仍可留在社区生活和工作。
  • 惩教署可选择在现有的72小时上限以外,允许临时缺勤。那些断续服刑的犯人如果得到临时缺勤的许可,就不必每个周末都去报到。
  • 较长时间的临时缺勤将允许提前释放即将刑满的犯人,为确保公众安全,有关部门会对犯人进行仔细评估,以确保他们再次犯罪的风险较低。
    • 那些犯下严重罪行,如暴力或涉枪犯罪的犯人,不会被考虑提前释放。
  • 第二项监管修正案将允许安省假释委员会通过网络或书面方式举行听证会,而非仅以面对面的方式,这为听证会提供另一种选择。
  • 停止对惩教设施的个人访问。