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May 14, 2020 – COVID-19 Updates – COVID-19每日更新 – 2020年5月14日

COVID-19 Updates – May 14, 2020

Seniors’ Teleconference

Tomorrow evening, May 15, 2020 at 7:00 PM I will be holding a teleconference to offer suggestions to seniors as they navigate COVID-19. Please submit questions that you would like answered during the teleconference to my assistant at olga@karygiannis.net

To join the teleconference, please call: 1-416-915-6530.

Follow the prompts and then enter access code: 285 107 646


We will be joined by panelists who specialize in senior and long-term care:

Wendy Beckles

President & CEO of Shepherd Village

 Helen Leung

Chief Executive Officer of Carefirst’s group of organizations

Dr. Eric KC Wong, MD FRCPC

Geriatric Medicine (Clinical Associate), St. Michael’s Hospital and University Health Network

Dr. Tammy Wong

Clinical psychologist (supervised practice), registered psychotherapist, registered Marriage and Family Therapist.

On Tuesday, I was able to distribute over 12,000 free face masks to Scarborough-Agincourt’s Personal Support Workers (PSWs) and PSWs, working other locations in Toronto, who are members of UNIFOR.  Two hundred forty-five vehicles came through the mask pick-up line.

Personal Support Workers are on the front line caring for our loved ones and those who are least able to care for themselves during the COVID-19 crisis..Read More..

Toronto Hydro Upgrades – Tambrook Drive

Toronto Hydro will be replacing electrical cables and tap boxes along sections of Tambrook Drive throughout the month of June. For more details, please click here.

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

  • 8,097 total cases
  • 153 new cases since May 12 (16 fewer new cases from day before)
  • 405 hospitalized with 97 in ICU
  • 648 deaths
  • 5,851 recovered

Full details from Toronto Public Health,

City of Toronto

  • The City of Toronto is partnering with Toronto start up Ritual to provide local businesses with an easy way to accept digital orders online and onsite. For further information and to sign up, please visit https://ritual.co/partners.
    • Businesses enrolled in the City’s ShopHERE program – which was launched Monday – will also be eligible for Ritual ONE and a lifetime exemption from commission and subscription fees.
    • ActiveTO is a program to provide more space for people to be physically active and improve physical distancing. For more information, please read more…

Government of Ontario

  • The Provincial Government announced the list of retailers, seasonal businesses and health and community service providers who will be permitted to open or expand their services on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 12:01 AM. For the full list, please click here.
  • The Provincial Government also announced additional seasonal services and activities will be permitted to open as early as Saturday May 16, 2020 at 12:01 AM, in time for the Victoria Day long weekend. For the full list, please click here.
  • Minister of Health Christine Elliott announced that COVID-19 testing has been expanded to include any persons experiencing symptoms of the virus.
  • Effective today, people using the Ontario Drug Benefit Program will not be required to pay any co-payment until July 1, 2020 for any prescription of 30 or more days that is now being dispensed in installments
  • If a Trillium Drug Program household has experienced an income change in 2019 or 2020 of 10% or more compared to their 2018 income, they can apply to have their deductible recalculated  by completing and submitting the Annual Deductible Re-Assessment Form.
  • The Governments of Canada and Ontario are investing up to $2.25 million to help farmers protect employees and ensure the continued supply of healthy food products.
  • The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) is now accepting applications and will expedite the approval process to help support workplace health and safety in the agri-food sector. Eligible applications will be received and assessed on a continuous basis, while funding is available.

Government of Canada

  • Some National Parks will partially re-open at the beginning of June. People will be able to use trails and green spaces where social distancing is possible.
  • The Government of Canada pledges $470 million to fish harvesters through the Fish Harvesters Benefit.
  • The Prime Minister urged everyone to support Canadian food producers by buying Canadian cheese, meat and fish.

COVID-19每日更新 – 2020514


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。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。

请致电1-416-915-6530 加入电话会议。

电话接通后,请跟随广播指引,然后输入连线代码: 285 107 646


Wendy Beckles

Sheppard Village 总裁兼首席执行官

Helen Leung


Dr. Eric KC Wong, MD FRCPC

St. Michael’s Hospital 和 University Health Network 的长者医疗科临床助理

Dr. Tammy Wong


在COVID-19危机期间,个人护理工作者一直在前线照顾我们的亲人和社区里最不能自理的人。更多详情请阅: 点击这里


 多伦多电力公司将在六月内更换 Tambrook Drive 路段的电缆和分接盒。 有关详情请阅: 点击这里


COVID-19 多伦多市累计个案

  • 8,097宗累计确诊病例
  • 自5月12日起153宗新病例 (较日前少16宗新增病例)
  • 405名患者需要入院,其中97人在重症监护病房留医
  • 累计648人死亡
  • 累计5,851人康复




  • 多伦多市正与本市新创公司Ritual合作,为本地企业提供一款简便的在线和现场接受电子订单的平台。 更多详情请浏览 https://ritual.co/partners
  • 已参与在周一启动的ShopHere计划的商户将合资格终身免收佣金和免月费参与Ritual ONE。
  • ActiveTO计划旨在为市民提供更多的空间进行运动,和改现时善社居隔离状况。


  • 省政府宣布了在在2020年5月19日(星期二)上午12:01将允许开放的零售商,季节性行业和社区服务提供商名单。完整列表请浏览: 点击这里
  • 省政府同时宣布将允许更多的季节性服务和活动及时在维多利亚日长周末重新投入服务。重启最早于2020年5月16日(星期六)上午12:01进行。完整列表请浏览:点击这里
  • 卫生部长Christine Elliott宣布COVID-19测试已扩大至包括任何出现病征的人。
  • 从今天开始生效,使用安大略省药物福利计划的人直到2020年7月1日之前无需支付任何已分期分配而超过30天的处方药的共付款额。
  • 如果接受Trillium Drug Program的家庭在2019年或2020年的收入出现10%或以上的变化,他们可以递交年度免赔额重新评估表,以申请重新计算免赔额。
  • 加拿大和安大略省政府正在投资225万加元,以协助农民保护他们的员工和确保健康食品的供应。
  • 安大略省农业,食品和农村事务部(OMAFRA)现在正在接受申请,并将加快批准过程,以支持农业食品行业工作场所的健康和安全。在有足够资金的情况下,OMAFRA将持续接收合格的申请和进行评估。


  • 一些国家公园将在6月初重新开放。 市民将在保持社交距离的情况下使用步道和绿地。
  • 加拿大政府通过 “鱼获收割者津贴” 向鱼获收割者认捐4.7亿加元。
  • 总理鼓励所有人通过购买加拿大奶酪,肉和鱼来支持加拿大食品生产商。