COVID-19 Response Update 3
From Canadian Chamber of Commerce:
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced a stimulus package for Canadian businesses – large and small; Canadian workers and Canadian families. This new set of economic measures will help to stabilize the economy in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
These measures will provide up to $27 billion in direct support to Canadian workers and businesses, plus $55 billion to meet liquidity needs of Canadian businesses and households through tax deferrals to help stabilize the economy.
News from Yesterday's Provincial Press Conference:
Details of additional measures announced to further prevent the spread of COVID-19 and increase capacity within the health system to respond are outlined below:
-- doctors and pharmacists have new options for virtual care, using telephone and secure videoconferencing
-- pharmacists can renew prescriptions for most medications and government will cover the assessment fee
-- employers cannot require a doctor's note if an employee must be off work
-- College of Physicians and Surgeons waiving the fee for retired doctors to renew their licences so they can come back to work
-- retired and other nurses are being brought into the system to assist with 811 staffing
-- all service providers funded through the Department of Community Services' Disability Support Program - including social enterprises, day programs, and supported employment programs for adults with diverse abilities - will close to participants and the public
Effective midnight, Thursday, March 19:
-- personal service and fitness establishments such as hair salons, barber shops, spas, nail salons, body art establishments and gyms must shut down
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Our Press Releases
Today we are issuing this press release regarding relief that we believe the local municipal units could provide to all taxpayers.
You Chamber of Commerce has joined a Business/Employee team created by the Halifax Chamber of Commerce...
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