I hope that you are doing well and staying healthy. Here are some of the highlights surrounding COVID-19 that happened today.
The Prime Minister fleshed out his wage subsidy program for businesses bringing the subsidy up to 75% of wages that people had earned for businesses that have been hit hard. The hope is to make sure people can avoid being laid off and will have the money they need to hold things together until the crisis is over. This is a good step. Summary in this Global article.
We have seen a spike in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Windsor, up to 44 today. It is crucial that people practice social distancing and self-isolate as much as possible. I know this is challenging as the weather starts to warm and we want to be outside. Today the Premier announced that the state of emergency would be extended for another 2 weeks. The Premier also stated that ongoing failure to physically distance could lead to much tougher legal measures to keep people apart in the near future. The Chief Medical officer of Health also issued a statement asking people who were 70 or over, or were immune compromised, to isolate themselves – see the statement here.
We are at a critical point if we want to keep this epidemic in check, please protect yourselves and your families.