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August 21, 2020 – E-Newsletter – 2020年8月21日 ― 电子通讯

August 21, 2020 – E-Newsletter

 COVID-19 cases reported in Toronto

  • 15,729 total cases
  • 41 new confirmed cases
  • 50 people hospitalized
  • 1,165 deaths
  • 14,274 recovered

Full details from Toronto Public Health

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Delta Hotel Temporary Shelter Townhall

I will be convening a virtual townhall on Wednesday, August 26 at 6:00 PM to address the current status of the Delta Hotel. Joining me will be a panel of stakeholders including City of Toronto staff, Police Services and shelter program representatives. Details will be provided soon.

City of Toronto

  • The City of Toronto continues to respond to COVID-19. As the virus continues to circulate in the community, residents are reminded to adhere to Toronto Public Health’s advice to practise physical distancing, stay within their social circle of no more than 10 people, wash hands often and wear a mask or face covering where mandatory or when physical distancing cannot be maintained. Wearing a mask or face covering is required in indoor public spaces in Toronto. For more information please visit https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/

Government of Canada

  • The Federal Government is extending CERB by 4 weeks.
    • Canadians who were already eligible for Employment Insurance will transition out of CERB and into EI.
    • Those who do not qualify for EI will be able to apply for the new “recovery benefit” which entails up to $400 a week for 26 weeks if their income has been impacted by COVID-19.
    • Self-employed or gig workers can still earn an income on their own during this time but they will be required to pay 50 cents of every dollar earned above $38,000.
    • A new sick leave benefit will provide 10 days of paid sick leave for those who have to self-isolate or falls ill due to COVID-19. It will provide $500 a week and the claimant cannot claim any additional sick leave payment.
    • A new benefit aimed at Canadians who must remain home to care for a child under 12 or another dependant because their school, day care or day-time program has been suspended due to COVID-19. People who choose to keep their kids home even though the facility is open will not qualify, unless they provide proof there is a medical reason to do so such as an immunodeficiency disorder.


2020年8月21日 ― 电子通讯

COVID-19 多伦多市累计个案

  • 15,729宗累计确诊病例
  • 41宗新病例
  • 50名患者需要入院
  • 累计1,165人死亡
  • 累计14,274人康复



Delta 酒店变临时庇护所更新



  • 多伦多市政府继续回应市内COVID-19疫情。随着病毒继续在社区内传播,市政府提醒市民遵守多伦多公共卫生局的建议、保持身体距离、保留身体距离、保持不超过10个人的社交圈子、经常洗手,以及在身体距离不能被维持的情况之下佩戴口罩或面罩。在多伦多市的室内公共场所内,市民必须佩戴口罩或面罩。更多详情请参阅 https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/


  • 联邦政府将延长CERB援助计划另外四星期。
    • 已经获资格领取失业救济金的加拿大人将会自动由CERB计划转移至失业救济金。
    • 不合领取失业救济金,而工资受COVID-19疫情影响的人士将能够申请一项新的「复苏补贴」从而获发为期26周,每周$400加元的资助。
    • 自顾和零工从业人士在这段时间中仍能工作,但是在$38000元以上的工资每$1元需要缴付5毫的款项。
  • 新的病假补贴将为需要自我隔离或感染COVID-19的人士提供10天的受薪病假。该补贴将提供每周$500元等款项但申请人不能再次申请更多的受薪病假补贴。
  • 一项新的补贴将提供于因疫情而引致的停课和或托儿服务暂缓而需要留在家中照顾12岁以下小童或另一位受照顾人的人士。选择将在托儿服务重开后,在没有如免疫缺陷疾病等医学理由的情况下仍将小童留在家中的人士将不合资格领取补贴。