The WHO Wants Us To Check On Grandparents Every Day During The Lockdown

World Health Organization bosses said people should check in with their grandparents every day during the coronavirus lockdown.  Hans Kluge, WHO regional director for Europe, said it is everyone’s business to support the elderly – particularly those who live alone.  Everyone should take daily actions to help their elderly neighbors, parents and grandparents, he said.  Issuing a message to younger … Read more

Coronavirus Could Travel 27 Feet And Stay In Air For Hours Says MIT Researchers

Social-distancing guidelines to stay 6 feet from others may be inadequate, one scientist warns — saying the coronavirus can travel 27 feet and linger for hours. MIT associate professor Lydia Bourouiba, who has researched the dynamics of coughs and sneezes for years, warns in newly published research that the current guidelines are based on outdated models from the 1930’s.  Rather … Read more

How Will Canadians Pay Their Rent Or Mortgage Today – Full COVID19 Update

There are now 8,519 confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 in Canada. Dr. Theresa Tam says the biggest concern at the moment is the spread of the virus in enclosed settings where vulnerable people live, like care homes, indigenous communities and jails. Yesterday the federal government said it has purchased 157-million surgical masks and more than 60-million N-95 masks for … Read more

America Extends Social Distancing Until May – Full COVID-19 Update

Yesterday Ontario announced another 151 cases of COVID-19. That brings the provincial total to 1,144. Another person with the virus has also died, bringing the provincial death toll to 19. 63 people were in intensive care as of the weekend.

Making Progress from Social Distancing:

As most Canadians are entering the third week of COVID-19 isolation, some provinces are starting … Read more

Crocs Giving Away Free Shoes To Healthcare Workers Fighting The Coronavirus Crisis

The Crocs brand announced yesterday that they will provide free footwear to health-care workers helping combat the coronavirus..  The “A Free Pair for Healthcare” campaign invites doctors, nurses and other hospital staffers to choose a free pair of Crocs Classic Clogs and Crocs At Work styles. The offer, available while supplies last, can be redeemed through their website.  … Read more

Mcdonald’s Cuts Its Menu And Will Stop Serving Certain Items During The Coronavirus Pandemic

McDonald’s has announced it will temporarily remove some items from its menu as it focuses on simplifying operations in the face of the fast-spreading coronavirus outbreak. Restaurants in the United States have been forced to either shut doors or limit service to delivery and takeaway, pressuring operators that are struggling with staffing and plunging traffic, among other issues.  McDonald’s will … Read more

Ontario Takes On Price Gouging And Service Canada Is Closing Their Doors

Yesterday Ontario repeated with another “largest single-day spike” in cases of COVID-19. There were 170 more cases of coronavirus in the province, bringing the total to 858. That includes 15 deaths. Across Canada, COVID-19 totals are rapidly growing. There are now 4,043 confirmed and presumptive cases. 39 people have died. The U.S. now leads the world in the number of … Read more

Strip Club Uses Dancers As Delivery Drivers After Being Shut Down Due To The Coronavirus

The governor of Oregon recently issued a mandate shutting down all nonessential businesses in response to the coronavirus pandemic. While this has caused many businesses to close their doors, there was one establishment that came up with a unique way to keep its employees working.  Shon Boulden, the owner of the Lucky Devil Lounge strip club in Portland, Ore., said … Read more

Ford Says Non-Essential Businesses Must Close By Tonight – Full Daily COVID19 Update

Today is layoff day for tens of thousands more people in Ontario. Premier Ford announced yesterday the mandatory closure of all non-essential businesses in Ontario by 11:59pm tonight. Ontarians will still have access to grocery stores and pharmacies and gas, hydro, the media and telecommunications will continue to run.

To view the detailed list of which businesses are considered non-essential: … Read more

Health Minister Threatens Criminal Charges For Those Who Ignore Quarantine Rules – Full Daily COVID19 Update

Today is a strange day. It was supposed to be the first day back-to-school following March Break but the COVID-19 pandemic still has schools closed, most businesses closed and Canadians wondering what is coming next?

Number of Infections:

Here is where the numbers in Canada stand: As of Sunday evening, there are 425 confirmed active cases of COVID-19 in Ontario. … Read more

Westjet Confirms Several Flights Had Confirmed COVID-19 Passengers – Full Daily Update

This is the half way point of the first week of March Break and the first full day of the Ontario State of Emergency. It’s estimated that tens of thousands of people were laid off yesterday when the province ordered the closure of bars, restaurants, recreational facilities, libraries, theatres, concert venues, childcare centres and private schools. Premier Ford also restricted … Read more

Westjet Canceling International Flights – Full COVID-19 Update

Many local restaurants are taking COVID-19 seriously enough that they are voluntarily closing their doors. Yesterday, Doctor David Williams recommended that eateries stop serving customers in-person and switch to offering only takeout or delivery. He says the measure is needed to help curb the spread of COVID-19 in the province. This includes quick service restaurants like Starbucks, McDonald’s and Tim … Read more

Trudeau To Speak At 1pm – Full COVID-19 Update

It’s officially March Break and unlike in past years, most things are closed for families. Here’s the latest on COVID-19: Again today we are asking ourselves to socially distance ourselves from other people to stop the virus from spreading. If possible, work from home. Avoid large gatherings and having close contact with others. As always: Wash your hands regularly. And … Read more

Sophie Gregroire Trudeau Tests Positive For COVID-19 And Ontario Schools To Close After Today

It’s confirmed. Sophie Gregroire Trudeau, the wife of the Prime Minister, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus and is under quarantine. The Prime Minister’s Office says she is feeling well and her symptoms remain mild.  At the moment, Prime Minister Trudeau is in good health with no symptoms. He remains in self-isolation for the next two weeks. Gregoire Trudeau … Read more

COVID19 Confirmed In Sudbury – Canadian Airlines Now Allowing People To Re-book March Break Trips

Health officials in Sudbury have confirmed the first case of coronavirus in the area, bringing the total in Ontario to 37.  In an online statement yesterday, Sudbury public health says a man in his 50s tested positive for COVID-19 after he went to the emergency department at Health Sciences North on Saturday. That the man attended a convention in Toronto … Read more

There Was A Big Spike In Canadian COVID19 Cases Yesterday – Trudeau Says We Are Not Closing The Border

Toronto’s public health officials will be making an update on the coronavirus this morning. The province currently has 23 known cases of the virus — four of which have since been resolved. Most of those cases are in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area. Waterloo Region now has it’s first case of COVID19. A woman that just returned from Italy … Read more

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