Posted on Monday, April 27, 2020 03:00 AM
Whitby, Ontario – The Region of Durham has been inspired by how the community has come together to support one another during this unprecedented time. Thank you for your efforts to stay home, physical distance and help flatten the curve.
Our collective efforts are making a difference, however the fight is far from over. It is now more important than ever to stay home and practise physical distancing to keep up the positive momentum.
To help residents join in on this collective effort, the Region of...
Posted on Thursday, April 23, 2020 04:15 AM
Whitby, Ontario – As the COVID-19 pandemic has seen most public spaces close, the Region of Durham is working with municipal partners and community agencies to ensure that unsheltered residents have access to essential services, such as washrooms, showers and a safe place to sleep.
Washroom and shower access
Durham Region municipalities are stepping up to provide vital services to unsheltered residents:
- The Town of Ajax has opened the Ajax Hygiene Hub. A first for Ajax, the hub will serve...
Durham Region Medical Officer of Health issues an Order to Orchard Villa and to Lakeridge Health to address COVID-19 outbreak
Posted on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 12:45 PM
Lakeridge Health to lead enhanced monitoring, investigating, and responding to COVID-19 outbreak and providing care for residents
Whitby, Ontario - On April 21, Durham Region Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Robert Kyle, issued an Order under the Ontario Health Protection and Promotion Act to Orchard Villa in Pickering to address the immediate risk of COVID-19 to residents and staff of this home. The Order indicates that a communicable disease outbreak exists at this facility, which presents a...
Posted on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 05:45 AM
Whitby, Ontario – The Region of Durham is releasing support funding in response to the growing needs in Durham’s homelessness support system during COVID-19.
The COVID-19 Community Assistance Fund is available as a one-time allocation for not-for-profit organizations in Durham Region that are providing urgent help to vulnerable residents, homeless residents and residents at risk of homelessness who are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
To apply for funding, your agency must be:
- Incorporated as a...
Statement from Dr. Robert Kyle, Durham Region Medical Officer of Health regarding Orchard Villa, Pickering
Posted on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 05:45 AM
Whitby, Ontario - “We are sincerely saddened by the deaths of residents at Orchard Villa in Pickering. We extend our sincere condolences to all families affected by this tragic loss and our thoughts are with them during this very sad time.
“Health Department staff has been working with all area long-term care homes and retirement homes to provide guidance and information that can help to reduce the risks for both residents and staff of these homes. We are currently working very closely with our...