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May 13, 2020 – COVID-19 Update

May 13, 2020 – COVID-19 Update

Seniors’ Teleconference

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 olga@karygiannis.net 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 jim@karygiannis.net .

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

与长者的电话会议

我将会在5月15日晚上7时举行一场电话会议,内容将谈及长者如何应对COVID-19疫情的建议。

虽然我们所有人在疫情期间都面对著很多的挑战,但长者在与此同时亦面对著弱势社群面对的额外挑战。这些难关包括如何贯彻愈趋严格的社交距离措施,和它们所带来的孤独感和沮丧感。

请将你想在电话会议期间发问的问题提交给我的助理,她的电邮地址为 olga@karygiannis.net。有关如何参与会议的详情将会在稍后公布。

我们将在2020年5月14日(星期四)向你提供连接到电话会议的方法。

请将此讯息传递给你的家人、邻居和朋友。如果各位希望收到我们的每日更新,请用电子邮件通知:jim@karygiannis.net

COVID-19 多伦多市累计个案

  • 7,944宗累计确诊病例
  • 自5月11日起169宗新病例
  • 414名患者需要入院,其中99人在重症监护病房留医
  • 累计634人死亡
  • 累计5,655人康复

更多详情请参阅多伦多公共卫生部网页

多伦多市政府

  • 市将开始建设一些重要的工程项目,目的为更新和改善老化的基建设施。
  • 土狼是多伦多市内常见动物,如有发现,请保持谨慎和避免喂饲牠们。为防土狼在社区内觅食,请确保您的绿色垃圾箱密封紧闭。更多详情请阅:点击这里

安大略省政府

  • 省政府已颁布一项紧急法令,以允许政府对不能有效应付COVID-19疫情的长期护理院发布强制性管理命令。
  • 这项法令将有助实行快速,即时和有效地管理替代方案以保护院舍中的居民和员工。
  • 省政府正在与教育界合作安排自愿的员工在COVID-19疫情期间到团体院舍中服务。
    • 从本周后期开始,合资格的教育界员工将根据本地协议的框架自愿参加计划,并在网上注册和进行院舍匹配。
  • 于2020年4月引入的一次性补助「COVID-19紧急福利」现已延长。受惠者在现时直到2020年7月的每一个月份均继续受惠。
  • 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。
    • 这项补助将协助受助人支付如卫生和个人防护用品、清洁用品、非医疗运输或主要食材等的紧急额外费用。
    • 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

加拿大联邦政府

  • 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。
  • 政府在今天亦宣布了其他为学生实施的措施
    • 2020-2021年度的加拿大学生贷款计划的每周最高提取金额已从210加元提高至350加元。
    • 将提供超过7500万加元的额外财政支持于原住民学生。
    • 另外,联邦拨款委员会还提供了额外2.91亿加元,以延长即将到期的联邦研究生奖学金和研究金。
  • 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。
  • 加拿大卫生局已批准了首个针对COVID-19抗体的测试。这项测试将有助于研究人员了解如何建立对COVID-19的免疫力。