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  • Ontario Helps People Impacted by COVID-19 Get Back to Work

    Ontario Helps People Impacted by COVID-19 Get Back to Work

    New Programs Focus on Hospitality Workers and Apprentices

    TORONTO — As the economy gradually reopens, the Ontario government is helping people affected by COVID-19 get back to work. The province is investing in Ontario's first Virtual Action Centre, an online counselling and training portal, to support laid off and unemployed hospitality workers, and is helping apprentices by providing grants to purchase tools, protective equipment and clothing for their trade, along with forgiving previous loans to purchase tools.

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  • Ontario Leading COVID-19 Research in Canada

    Ontario Leading COVID-19 Research in Canada

    Province Announces First Phase of Research Projects to Fight COVID-19

    TORONTO — The Ontario government is quickly moving forward with innovative research to prevent, detect and treat COVID-19. These projects, part of the government's $20 million Ontario COVID-19 Rapid Research Fund, focus on areas of research such as vaccine development, diagnostics, drug trials and development, and social sciences. Additionally, Ontario is leading the country with 22 clinical trials investigating COVID-19 vaccines and treatments.

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  • As Ontario Reopens, People Urged to Continue Following Public Health Advice

    As Ontario Reopens, People Urged to Continue Following Public Health Advice

    Face coverings now recommended when physical distancing is a challenge

    TORONTO — As the Ontario government carefully and gradually reopens the province, those taking public transit, returning to work or going out shopping are being urged to continue to adhere to public health advice as the best line of defence against COVID-19. To assist the public, the Ministry of Health today released specific recommendations on how to choose, wear and care for appropriate face coverings used in public where physical distancing is not possible, along with additional safety measures for provincial transit agencies.

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