June 22, 2020 – COVID-19 Updates
COVID-19 Updates – June 22, 2020
Congratulations 2020 Graduates
I want to extend my congratulations to all the students who are graduating this year. You have worked hard to achieve this goal and should take pride in your achievement. While this year’s graduation is not being celebrated in the same way as graduations in the past, it is no less a time for your loved ones to celebrate your success and for you to look toward the future.
Congratulations on your graduation and best wishes in all your future endeavours.
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COVID-19 cases reported in Toronto
- 13,893 total cases
- 37 new confirmed cases (30 fewer new cases from previous day)
- 248 hospitalized with 62 in ICU
- 1,044 deaths
- 11,879 recovered
Full details from Toronto Public Health
City of Toronto
- As of 11:30am today, lifeguards are on duty at six of Toronto’s swimming beaches. Lifeguards will supervise swim areas from 11:30am to 6:30pm daily. Read more…
- As the City of Toronto enters Stage 2 of re-opening on June 24, the following businesses will re-open with modified services:
- restaurants and bars for delivery, takeout, and outdoor dining only
- shopping malls, except for indoor dining spaces including any tables and seating in food courts
- personal care services, such as barber shops, hair styling, nails, tattoos & aesthetic services (but not for care of a patron’s face, such as facials and beard trims)
- drive-in cinemas and drive-thru concerts, theatrical productions, performance or artistic events.
- Many recreational and cultural spaces can also reopen, subject to conditions:
- water recreational services, including splash pads, wading pools, indoor and outdoor swimming pools
- community centres for a very limited number of modified uses, including certain outdoor sports and recreational activities, day camp, pools, splash pads, spray pads and wading pools, and indoor activities and services other than non-aquatic indoor sports and recreational fitness activities.
- Campgrounds, museums, galleries, aquariums, zoos and heritage institutions
- libraries with limited on-site services.
Government of Ontario
- The Government of Ontario is allowing the City of Toronto to move into Stage 2 of the Province’s re-opening scheme. Toronto Public Health will enter Stage 2 on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 12:01am. Only Windsor-Essex will remain in Stage 1.
- The Provincial Government strongly recommends that public health advice including physical distancing, wearing a face covering, washing hands frequently and thoroughly, and avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth be followed.
Government of Canada
- Most Federal public servants will be working remotely for the foreseeable future, some even permanently. Individual departments will bring back the most critical staff first. The return will be gradual, will vary by department and will put health and safety first.
- Pandemic-related disruptions to our daily lives have impacted our mental health and well-being, with some turning to substances like alcohol to cope
- Even more concerning – research by CAMH published last week indicated that more than 1 in 4 respondents between the ages of 18-59 had engaged in binge drinking in the last 7 days
- Recent survey conducted by the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction found that 1 in 4 respondents (ages 35-53) and 1 in 5 (ages 18-34) had increased their alcohol use during the pandemic
- Lack of regular schedule, stress and boredom were the most common reasons cited for increased drinking
我在此对所有即将在本年度毕业的学生表示祝贺。 您们应为您的成就和努力感到自豪。 虽然今年的毕业典礼未能如过往的一样举行，但这日子仍是你和亲人一起庆祝和展望将来一个不可或缺的时刻。恭喜您完成了您的学业，并祝您今后一切顺利。
- 截至今天上午11:30，市内六个泳滩已有救生员当值。救生员在指定泳区的当值时间为每天上午11:30至下午6:30。更多详情： 点击这里
- 大部份联邦公务员将在未来一段日子里继续远端工作，这个安排对于其中部份职位将是永久性的。 各个部门将首先调回最主要的员工，其余员工将逐步重返以往的工作岗位。政府将会把员工的健康与安全放在首位，因此，进度将会因不同部门而异。
- Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction 最近进行的调查亦发现，大约四分之一（年龄介乎35-53岁之间）的受访者和五分之一（年龄介乎18-34岁之间）的受访者的饮酒量在疫情期间有所增加。