Ford to release more of Ontario's fall preparedness plan for coronavirus

Sep 24 2020, 6:17 am

Premier Doug Ford will release more of Ontario’s fall preparedness plan for the second wave of COVID-19.

Ford will be joined by Health Minister Christine Elliott, Minister of Long-Term Care Dr. Merrilee Fullerton, Associate Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Barbara Yaffe.

So far, the premier unveiled the first pillar which was an investment of $70 million for the flue vaccine, urging everyone to get the shot. And the second being asymptomatic testing to occur in up to 60 pharmacies across the province.

The other pillars will be announced throughout the week and include: quickly identifying, managing and preventing outbreaks; accelerating efforts to reduce health service backlogs; preparing for surges in COVID-19 cases; recruiting, retaining, training, and supporting healthcare workers, and also continuing to engage families and caregivers.

The press briefing will take place at 12 pm from Queen’s Park.

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