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 firstname.lastname@example.org
应对新冠肺炎疫情最新消息 – 2020年3月21日
- 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。
- 安大略健康保险计划 (OHIP) 三个月的等待期将会被免除。
- 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。
- 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。
- 海外加拿大人亦可拨打加拿大渥太华全球事务中心24/7紧急观察与反应中心，电话为+1 613-996-8885（部分区域设有对方付款电话服务）email@example.com。