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March 27 2020 – COVID-19 Updates – 应对COVID-19每日更新 – 2020 年 3 月 27 日

COVID-19 Updates – March 27 2020

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak in Toronto, our City would not have been able to continue functioning without our frontline, healthcare and essential services workers. At this time, I would like to take this opportunity to say a big THANK-YOU to these workers. We greatly appreciate all your efforts in keeping Toronto residents healthy, safe and well supplied.If you are a non-essential business and have unopened and unexpired Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), I strongly encourage you to donate these to our frontline workers at this time. If you are unsure of where to reach out to donate PPE, please e-mail jim@karygiannis.net or call 416 392 1374. I will be happy to answer questions regarding donations and drop-offs.


City of Toronto

  • Currently, the City of Toronto is not collecting yard waste as part of garbage collection. Yard waste collection is suspended until further notice. Please kindly put away yard waste from the curb as it will not be collected at this time.
  • Business owners in the City of Toronto are invited to complete this survey to share how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting their business and what information or support they and their employees need.
  • The City of Toronto is urging Landlords and Condo Boards to adopt new health and safety measures to protect residents from COVID-19. Large residential buildings with a high number of units require new practices and a rigorous cleaning routine to prevent viral spread. Building operators and staff should follow these guidelines to protect residents in vertical communities.
  • Effective immediately, the Toronto District School Board will be closing all playgrounds and other amenities, including sports fields and basketball and tennis courts, on School Board property until further notice. The Board will be posting signs and taping off all playgrounds and asks the public to avoid use until further notice. Where fencing or gates exist around structures, they will be locked.
  • The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) has compiled a list of student resources in supplement to the Ministry of Education’s Learn at Home initiative.
  • The Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) has introduced a new learning resources website.  This website will feature daily learning activities, broken down by grades and beginning, with a prayer/reflection before getting into re commended subject areas of focus.


Government of Ontario 

  • The Premier announced that at 2:00pm today  there will be a province-wide Emergency Alert stating that travelers returning to Ontario are at high-risk of spreading COVID-19 and are required by law to self-isolate for 14 days.  Returning Ontarians are not to visit stores, family or friends.
  • The Premier reviewed government’s action plan will make available $10 billion in support for people and businesses through tax and other deferrals to improve their cash flow, protecting jobs and household budgets
  • Ontario has allowed take-out and delivery of alcohol with a food order from licensed restaurants and bars – delivery can be carried out by the restaurant or the bar or a 3rd party service (checking ID will still apply)


Government of Canada


  • Prime Minister announced that the federal government will cover 75% of wages for qualifying small and medium sized businesses.  The program be backdated to March 15th
  • Canada Emergency Business Account – $40,000 loans guaranteed by the government for qualifying small businesses.  This loan will be interest free for the first year and, if conditions are met, $10,000 of the loan can be forgiven.


应对COVID-19每日更新 – 2020 3 27

自COVID-19 疫情在多伦多爆发以来,如果没有我们前线医务人员和关键部门服务人员的坚持努力,我们的城市便无法继续运转。在此,我想借此机会向您们表示衷心的感谢。我们非常感谢您们为确保多伦多市民健康、安全和供应充足所做的贡献。

如果您的企业属于非必要工作场所,并且持有未开封和未过期的个人防护装备(PPE),在这个时候,我强烈建议您把它们捐赠给我们的前线工作人员。如果您不清楚到哪里捐赠个人防护装备,请发邮件至 jim@karygiannis.net 或致电416 392 1374。我很乐意回答您关于捐赠和送货的问题。





  • 安省省长宣布,今天下午2点,将发布全省范围的紧急警报,警告返回安省的旅客属传播COVID-19的高危人士,必须依法自我隔离14天。 返回安省的旅客,请直接回家,不得在外购物或走访亲友。
  • 省长审核了政府行动计划,将提供100亿元的资金,通过延期缴纳税款及其他费用,改善现金流,支持个人和企业,为就业和家庭预算提供保障。
  • 安大略省允许外卖和送餐,民众可以从有执照的餐厅或酒吧点外卖和酒类 ─ 并且可以由餐厅、酒吧、或第三方服务公司送货(仍需检查 ID)。



  • 总理宣布,联邦政府将向符合条件的中小型企业提供75%的雇员薪酬补贴。这项补贴可追溯至3月15日。
  • 加拿大紧急商业账户 ─ 政府将为符合资格的小型企业提供首年免息、价值4万元有政府担保的贷款。如果符合条件,其中的1万元贷款可以免还。