Following up on other recent Orders that were applicable to hospitals and long-term care facilities, the Government has now issued an Order that is also applicable to retirement homes. The Order was made under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act and permits retirement homes, with respect to work deployment and staffing, to take “any reasonably necessary measure to respond to, prevent and alleviate the outbreak” of COVID-19 in a retirement home. MORE.
Today, the Ontario government announced that it is launching an independent Commission into the province’s long-term care system. According to the Minister of Long-Term Care,