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COVID-19 Updates

September 25, 2022

Please note that ORCA has discontinued its COVID-19 Daily Updates, including case counts, and is providing retirement community operators with regular updates. Information on COVID-19 and resources for retirement communities can be found to the right.

Important information for the public will continue to be shared on this page.

September 25, 2022
The Ontario government expanded bivalent booster dose eligibility to all Ontarians 18 years and and older. For more information, please view the government’s website here.

September 12, 2022
The Ontario government announced immediate access to the bivalent booster dose for vulnerable populations, including seniors living in retirement homes. For more information, please view the government’s website here.

July 25, 2022
The Ontario government extended the Worker Income Protection Benefit program until March 31, 2023, to keep workers safe and ensure they do not lose pay if they need to miss work for reasons related to COVID-19. For more information, please view the government’s website here.

July 14, 2022
The Ontario government expanded eligibility for second booster doses to Ontarians aged 18 and over. For more information, please view the government’s news release.

June 11, 2022
The Ontario government revoked all remaining directives and masking requirements for most remaining public settings. Masking is still required in retirement homes and long-term care. For more information, please view the government’s news release.

June 2, 2022
The provincial election was held and Premier Doug Ford and the Ontario PC Party were re-elected to their second mandate, winning a majority of seats in the Ontario Legislature. In the coming weeks, MPPs will be sworn in, and the Ford Government will introduce its new cabinet.

April 22, 2022
The Ontario government announced that it is maintaining existing provincial masking requirements in select higher-risk indoor settings until June 11, 2022. Select settings include public transit, health care settings, long-term care homes, retirement homes, shelters, and other congregate care settings that provide care and services to medically and socially vulnerable individuals. For more details, please view the government’s news release.

April 11, 2022
The Ontario government expanded eligibility for COVID-19 antiviral treatments and PCR testing to more high-risk individuals. For more details, please view the government’s news release.

April 7, 2022
The Ontario government expanded eligibility for fourth doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to individuals aged 60 and over as well as First Nation, Inuit and Métis individuals and their non-Indigenous household members aged 18. Please view the government’s news release for more details.

Information About COVID-19

Guidance Documents for Providers

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