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Ministerial Order and PPE information

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Issued by the Ministry of Health.  Includes spreadsheet for completion.   PPE Update March 28, 2020 FINAL COVID_19_PPE_Survey_Spreadsheet___Health_Sector (1)March 29 PPE Minister Order HPPA Final March 28 2020

More federal support for businesses

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Among several new measures to help business, the federal government is increasing a payroll subsidy from 10% to 75% to small business to thwart layoffs due to COVID-19.  It will be retroactive to March 15th. The details of how to apply for this and other measures are expected by Monday (March 30).

Latest Funding from Provincial Government

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Nothing cited is specifically directed to community-based clinics like IHFs. However, PPE allocations and part of the contingency fund are being pursued to be directed towards our industry.   ontario-provides-33-billion-more-to-increase-health-care-capacity March 26

ADM, OHIP, seeks ventilators and medical suppliers

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Despite the supply shortage in the IHF sector, the Ministry has asked for help. *By March 25th or earlier, *let Mark Thomas, who is working in cooperation with the Ministry of Health to lead the overall logistical support for ventilators, know if you have any ventilators available, including how soon they can be available. Mark… Read more »

Legal Information for IHF Employers

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One of our previous conference speakers, employment lawyer, Ron Minken, has developed a resource to help business owners during Covid-19.   https://www.minkenemploymentlawyers.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Coronavirus-Employer-Guide.pdf

IHFs are designated an essential service

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IHFs may be nos. 51 on the list, but Premier Ford has named independent health facilities as an essential service that may remain open during the response to Covid-19.   Link: https://news.ontario.ca/opo/en/2020/03/list-of-essential-workplaces.doc