From CTV News - Looking for ways to help out during the novel coronavirus pandemic?
Statistics Canada says you can do something important for your friends and neighbours: fill out a new survey on the impacts of COVID-19 on Canadians.
The agency needs information about people’s economic situations and physical and mental well-being to assess communities’ needs during and after the pandemic, to help plan support measures.
From the Government of Ontario - Following the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, the Ontario government is reducing the list of businesses classified as essential and ordering more workplaces to close. This measure is necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health of the people of Ontario, while ensuring that necessary goods and services remain available.
From the Toronto Star - Mayor John Tory, using his emergency powers, has signed a by-law to make being within two-metres of someone in a park or public square who is not a member of your household punishable with a fine up to $5,000.
The by-law will be in effect for at least the next 30 days. Tory said the by-law maxes out the powers Toronto has to effectively “lockdown” the city.
From Global News - The federal government will automatically move the 2.1 million Canadians who have applied for employment insurance benefits since March 15 to the government’s Canada Emergency Response Benefit program, a move that could see many EI beneficiaries get more money every week.