Ford expected to reveal more of the fall coronavirus preparedness plan

Sep 23 2020, 6:14 am

Premier Doug Ford is set to reveal more of the fall preparedness plan for the second wave of COVID-19 on Wednesday afternoon.

Ford will be joined by Health Minister Christine Elliot to unveil the second pillar of the plan, Keeping Ontarians Safe: Preparing for Future Waves of COVID-19. 

On Monday, the premier unveiled the first pillar which was an investment of $70 million for the flue vaccine, urging everyone to get the shot.

The other pillars will be announced throughout the week and include expansion of testing and case and contact management; 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 1 pm at Queen’s Park.

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