From CP24 - Ontario health officials say they will soon be collecting race-based and socio-economic information from COVID-19 patients.
Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Ontario’s chief medical officer of health said that while their primary concern up until a few weeks ago was tracing contact cases from people travelling abroad, they are now seeing more cases popping up in “congregate settings.”
Customers will continue to be billed at the lowest price, called the “off-peak” rate, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the government said.
Electricity relief was first announced on March 24 for 45 days and was set to expire this week.
From CTV News - The Ontario government has extended all emergency orders in the province until May 19.
The emergency order, first introduced on March 17, includes the closure of non-essential businesses and prohibits public gatherings of more than five people.
The province said on Wednesday it extended the emergency orders following advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health.
From CBC News - With more businesses reopening, some employees are anxious about going back to work in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, worried their health could be at risk and wondering if they have any rights not to return.
In southern Alberta, for example, the union for workers at the meat processing plant Cargill have been trying to stop its reopening, saying that the vast majority of employees fear returning. (Nearly half of the company's 2,000 staff have tested positive for COVID-19.)