Mayor John Tory said that "it seems like a long way from the scary days of the winter when we were having our meetings at the beginning of the pandemic and hearing numbers that were nearly incomprehensible", and that "it's taken a long time and a lot of sacrifice but I think it's also fair to say now the really hard work begins", concluding that "there's only one direction to go and you don't want to go in that direction but there is only one direction". Refer to local municipal or public health unit webpages for more information.
"There are now significant instances of community spread and workplace outbreaks", said McNamara.
"The reality is, until we find a vaccine, COVID-19 is here to stay".
On Wednesday, only 76 cases were reported Ontario-wide, the lowest daily increase that the province has seen in four months.
There are 13 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Toronto Wednesday and six probable cases with 39 additional people who have recovered.
Dr. Wajid Ahmed, the associate medical officer of health for Windsor-Essex, said there has been a rise in cases in the city of Windsor in addition to the ongoing outbreaks on farms.More news: CDC: Hundreds of kids infected with coronavirus within days at overnight camp
The province wants to collect and examine data for at least another week before deciding whether the region can move ahead in the reopening process, Ahmed said, adding numbers for the region must fall closer to the provincial average.
"While public health trends across the province are positive, we continue to closely monitor Windsor-Essex so that we can move the community into Stage 3 when the time is right".
Silverstein previously worked as the communications director for the Progressive Conservative party and was responsible for OntarioNewsNow - a platform Ford uses to share updates from his government. "His decisions have led directly to this situation".
During his news briefing on Wednesday, Ford said he's doing everything he can to help the region, including extra support.
Since testing began, the workers on 19 farms have been swabbed, Ontario Health said in an emailed statement Tuesday.
"It's everyday families and small business owners who will suffer in a region that's faced the highest levels of pandemic unemployment anywhere in Ontario", said Natyshak.More news: Johnson & Johnson's single-shot coronavirus vaccine has begun human trials
"We have made tremendous progress that allows us to return to something a little closer to our normal lives this summer, but we are not out of the woods yet", Premier Doug Ford cautioned Wednesday.
"You could go down to zero and I hope that happens but after that we've just got to stay vigilant". I just ask everyone, please have patience.
"We can't take our eye off the ball for a second".
Physical distancing is still required during any gathering with people from outside an individual's social circle.
Toronto City Council has passed a roster of new bylaws meant to mitigate the potential spread of COVID-19 as Toronto prepares to move to Stage 3 of re-opening later this week.
"It's one thing to get to a better place".More news: U.S. is bringing 6400 troops home from Germany
Ontario is also supportive of proposals made by the City of Toronto and Toronto Public Health relating to restaurants, bars and other food and drink establishments that are permitted to be open.