Marit Stiles MPP, Davenport

Government of Ontario

COVID-19 Coronavirus: Information for Constituents

As governments of all levels coordinate their response to the COVID-19 pandemic, constituents are urged to stay informed about prevention measures and advisories issued by public health officials.

A list of community resources, financial and social support is available here.

Updates are available daily on the following websites:

Information from Toronto Public Health on local cases, how to protect yourself and where to seek further medical support.

Information from Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long Term Care

Find out how to protect yourself, what to do if you’re sick and how to recognize possible symptoms. Updated twice daily, in 30 languages.

Information from the Government of Ontario and the Public Health Agency of Canada

Updates on the national response, travel advice and preparedness.

 

State of Emergency Declared in Ontario

The Ontario government declared a provincial State of Emergency under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMPCA) on January 12, 2021. A stay-at-home order also come into effect as of 12:01am on Thursday, January 14, requiring everyone to remain at home with exceptions for permitted purposes or activities, such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing health care services, for exercise or for work where the work cannot be done remotely. In addition to limiting outings for these purposes, all businesses must ensure that any employee who can work from home, does work from home.

Public Health Restrictions 

The following additional public health measures took effect January 13, 2021 at 12:01 a.m.:  

  • Outdoor organized public gatherings and social gatherings are further restricted to a limit of five people with limited exceptions.  
  • Individuals are required to wear a mask or face covering in the indoor areas of businesses or organizations that are open. Wearing a mask or face covering is now recommended outdoors when you can't physically distance more than two metres.   
  • All non-essential retail stores, including hardware stores, alcohol retailers, and those offering curbside pickup or delivery, must open no earlier than 7 a.m. and close no later than 8 p.m. The restricted hours of operation do not apply to stores that primarily sell food, pharmacies, gas stations, convenience stores, and restaurants for takeout or delivery. 
  • Non-essential construction is further restricted, including below-grade construction, exempting survey.

More information on the Stay at Home Order and related public health restrictions can be found here.

Health Resources

Telehealth Ontario

For medical advice, you may contact Telehealth Ontario, a free, confidential service. A Registered Nurse will take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Telephone: 1-866-797-0000

Toronto Public Health Hotline

Monday to Friday

8:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.

(closed on statutory holidays)

Saturday and Sunday:

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Translation is available in many languages.

Telephone: 416-338-7600

TTY: 416-392-0658

Email: PublicHealth@toronto.ca

My Constituency Office

My community office team remain available to assist Davenport residents, but are working remotely at this time. 

Please contact us by phone at 416-535-3158 or email: MSTILES-CO@NDP.ON.CA and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

 

My Community COVID-19 Bulletins

To sign up for my e-newsletter updates, click here.

PLEASE NOTE these updates are meant to provide links to announcements made regarding the pandemic and links to resources. Because the situation is changing on an hourly basis, please note the dates that these were sent. Always refer to the official Public Health sites (linked above) for the latest directions, precautions and information regarding the pandemic response. Here are the recent editions of my bulletin:

You can read all the previous editions here.

Provincial Government News Releases

The latest announcements from the provincial government are posted here: ontario.ca/news

Official Opposition News Releases

You can read the Opposition's responses and proposals at ontariondp.ca/news