COVID-19 is one of the biggest public health crisis Canada has ever faced. Lives are at stake- including yours and your loved one’s.
FCO is here to help. In our COVID-19 section, you can find our communication updates, general information about COVID-19, & resources to help you navigate this crisis.
Jan. 25, 2020: A man in his 50s who arrived in Toronto from Wuhan, China, the epicentre of the outbreak, becomes the first “presumptive”case of the new coronavirus in Canada.
March 11, 2020: the World Health Organization (WHO), declared COVID-10 a pandemic.
March 13, 2020: Chief Medical Officer of Health David Williams sent out a memo
to long-term care homes strongly recommending that homes only allow
“essential” visitors until further notice. Essential visitors are defined as those who have a resident who is dying or very ill.
March 17, 2020: Ontario Enacts Declaration of Emergency to Protect the Public
March 19, 2020: Emergency funding announced for long-term care homes
March 23, 2020: First death of long-term care home resident reported.
April 27 2020: COVID-19 Update: Temporary wage increase for PSWs