May 13, 2020 – COVID-19 Update
May 13, 2020 – COVID-19 Update
On May 15, 2020 at 7:00 PM, I will be holding a teleconference to offer suggestions to seniors as they navigate COVID-19.
While all of us are dealing with the challenges posed by COVID-19, seniors are also dealing with being in one of the vulnerable categories. This vulnerability means that seniors are taking stricter social distancing measures, which is leading to feelings of loneliness and depression.
Please submit questions that you would like answered during the teleconference to my assistant at email@example.com Call-in details will be provided later this week.
On Thursday May 14, 2020 we will communicate with you means of connecting to the teleconference via land or cell line.
Please take a moment to pass along this message to your family, neighbours and friends. If you would like to sign someone up for our e-mailing list, please send me their e-mail addresses at firstname.lastname@example.org .
COVID-19 cases reported in Toronto
- 7,944 total cases
- 169 new cases since May 11
- 414 hospitalized with 99 in ICU
- 634 deaths
- 5,655 recovered
Full details from Toronto Public Health
City of Toronto
- The City of Toronto will begin construction on a number of key projects to renew and improve aging infrastructure.
- Individuals are encouraged to use the City’s web-based map, toronto.ca/roadrestrictions, to help plan travel and avoid road closures. Information about the City’s planned capital construction work is available at toronto.ca/inview.
- Coyote sightings are common throughout the City of Toronto. If you spot one in your vicinity, please be cautious and do not feed them. Make sure your green bins are closed tightly to prevent coyotes from foraging for food. For more information, please click here
Government of Ontario
- The Government of Ontario has adopted an Emergency Order allowing the province to issue a mandatory management order for long-term care homes struggling to deal with COVID-19.
- This Order would support the use of rapid, immediate and effective management alternatives to protect residents and staff within a home.
- The Provincial Government is working together with the province’s education sector to voluntarily place available employees in staffing roles needed at congregate care settings during the COVID-19 outbreak.
- Starting later this week, subject to a local agreement of the framework, eligible education sector staff who volunteer will be able to register through an online portal and to be matched with congregate settings that are facing staffing shortages.
- The COVID-19 Emergency Benefit, which was introduced as a one-time benefit in April 2020, has been extended and is now available in each month up to and including July 2020.
- This benefit is available to people receiving assistance from Ontario Works (OW) or Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) who may have had additional costs related to COVID-19.
- This benefit will help cover the additional costs of emergency needs such as hygiene and personal protective supplies, cleaning supplies, non-medical transportation, or additional costs for staple foods.
- The amount is $100 for a single person and $200 for a family. Updated information on this benefit and TESS services is available at toronto.ca/covid19
Government of Canada
- Starting Friday, post-secondary students will be able to apply for the Canada Emergency Student Benefit. Payments will be made through the Canada Revenue Agency.
- Students who volunteer over the summer may be eligible for a $1,000-$5,000 grant depending on the hours they worked.
- Other measures for students were announced today:
- The maximum weekly amount that can be provided through the Canada Student Loans Program in 2020-2021 has been raised to $350 from $210
- Over $75 million is being provided in additional supports for Indigenous post-secondary students
- Another $291 million in federal granting councils is provided to extend expiring federal graduate research scholarships and fellowships.
- The Canada Emergency Response Benefit is available to students who earned at least $5,000 last year but only if they had been working and their source of income was lost due to COVID-19.
- Health Canada has approved the first test for COVID-19 antibodies, which will help researchers with understanding the development of immunity against COVID-19.
COVID-19每日更新 – 2020年5月13日
- Ontario Works (OW) 和 Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) 的受助人在COVID-19疫情期间需花上与疫情有关的额外的使费，他们同时会受助于此补贴。
- 补助金额为每人100加元或每个家庭200美加元。 有关此补贴和TESS服务的最新消息，请浏览 toronto.ca/covid19。
- 由本周五起，大专生将可以申请加拿大紧急学生津贴。 补贴款项将通过加拿大税务局发放。
- 在夏季提供志愿服务的学生可以根据工作时间获得$ 1,000- $ 5,000的款项。
- 去年收入至少$ 5,000的学生可从Canada Emergency Response Benefit获得补助，但他们在疫情必须一直在工作并因COVID-19而失去了收入来源。