The City of Toronto continues to respond to COVID-19. Residents are reminded of the importance of adhering to Toronto Public Health’s advice to wash their hands often, stay within their household bubble and practise physical distancing, or wear a face covering or non-medical mask to protect others when in settings where physical distancing cannot be maintained.
Today, Mayor John Tory and TTC CEO Rick Leary announced that cloth masks or face coverings will soon be mandatory on the TTC. This can help to stop the spread of germs and respiratory droplets to those around you when physical distancing is challenging, reducing the spread of COVID-19 in the city. Exemptions will be made for children under two years of age and for those who have medical considerations or are unable to put on or take off a face covering.
There are 13,063 cases of COVID-19 in the city, an increase of 114 cases since yesterday. There are 306 people hospitalized, with 72 in ICU. In total 10,558 people have recovered from COVID-19, an increase of 248 cases since yesterday. To date, there have been 965 COVID-19 deaths in Toronto. Case status data can be found on the City’s reporting platform.
Provincial Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act orders and the City bylaw on physical distancing remain in effect. The City’s coordinated COVID-19 Enforcement Team remains focused on providing education about the physical distancing bylaw and provincial orders. Yesterday, the City received 76 complaints involving people using outdoor amenities or not practising physical distancing in parks or squares. Bylaw officers issued four tickets in parks. This month, bylaw and police officers have spoken to nearly 2,900 people in City parks about the closures and public health measures.
The City’s website is updated daily with the latest health advice and information about City services, social supports and economic recovery measures. Check toronto.ca/covid-19 for answers to common questions before contacting the Toronto Public Health COVID-19 Hotline or 311.
Residents and businesses are reminded to have their say on how Toronto can recover, rebuild and emerge from this pandemic even stronger. Take the Recovery & Rebuilding Toronto survey before June 30.
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