Good Afternoon All,
A bit of good news for the start of week 18 - the Federal government announced that they will be further extending the wage subsidy program - this is the program that covers 75% of wages up to a maximum of $847 per employee per week. This program has now been extended to December 2020.
This afternoon Premier Ford announced that parts of the Province will be able to enter into Stage 3 this coming Friday. I don't think any of us are surprised that Toronto and certain other areas will remain in Stage 2 for now. The Premier and Health Minister stated that the process to move to Stage 3 will be similar to the process to move to Stage 2. Toronto was one of the later cities able to move into Stage 2 so it's speculated that it will be a few weeks before we are approved to move to Stage 3. Hopefully if everyone keeps following the rules and we can keep our infection numbers down on a consistent basis we will get to Stage 3.