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TORONTO, ON — MPP Mike Schreiner sent the following letter to Premier Ford following the release of COVID-19 modelling data for Ontario.

In line with public health advice given today about bearing down on COVID-19, Schreiner made the following recommendations:

  1. Invest COVID-19 contingency funding to bring hundreds of ICU beds online;
  2. Separate COVID patients and staff within hospitals and long-term care homes, including the establishment of separate facilities for COVID-19 patients;
  3. Speed up the deployment of staff to hospitals and long-term care homes;
  4. Prioritize COVID-19 testing for long-term care residents, health care staff, the elderly and the most vulnerable;
  5. Continue prioritizing the procurement and allocation of PPE to our frontline workers;
  6. Mandate a reduction in retail hours for essential businesses to give staff more time to clean and sanitize; and
  7. Mandate physical distancing guidelines for essential services and businesses.

Read the letter here.

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