Percy Hatfield MPP, Windsor-Tecumseh

Government of Ontario

COVID-19 Update - April 9

Published on April 9, 2020

Hello everyone,

A reminder that any questions regarding the CERB and Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy program should be directed to federal MPs. If you reside in the riding of Windsor-Tecumseh, contact Irek.Kusmierczyk@parl.gc.ca. If you reside in Windsor West, contact brian.masse@parl.gc.ca. If you reside in Essex, contact Chris.Lewis@parl.gc.ca

The Government of Ontario has created a partnership with a volunteer hub to help seniors and the most vulnerable stay connected and healthy as they self-isolate during the COVID-19 outbreak. You can read the full release here.

While emphasizing that the health crisis is the top priority, the Premier – alongside Finance Minister Rod Phillips and Treasury Board President Peter Bethenfalvy – said that the government is strategizing to address the economic crisis as well. To that end, he announced the creation of the Ontario Jobs and Recovery Committee. The committee will focus on getting businesses up and running and people back to work after the COVID-19 pandemic is over. This includes determining how government can continue to help key stakeholders provide sector-specific support and the eventual strategic lifting of restrictions.

The government’s news release provides more details, including a list of committee members. You can read it here.

Locally, Mayor Dilkens announced today that the city’s public transit services will remain suspended until at least May 1st. You can read the CBC article here.

The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit has provided an update on the number of COVID-19 cases in our region. As of today, there are now 262 confirmed cases but no additional deaths.

I hope everyone has a nice weekend. Please continue to practice social distancing, avoid going out unless absolutely necessary, and wash your hands thoroughly and frequently. A reminder that our office is closed Friday April 10 and Monday April 13.

  • Percy