Joel Harden MPP / Député, Ottawa Centre

Government of Ontario

COVID Update: Wed, April 22

Published on April 22, 2020

Here are today’s new developments: 

Here are some concerns we are working on, and solutions we’re pushing for:

- Aggressively recruiting home care and long-term care staff

- Mandate that more staff be scheduled on each shift in each long-term care home

- Immediately increase salaries for staff to a minimum of $22/hr in order to retain and attract workers, including Personal Support Workers (PSWs) and Registered Practical Nurses (RPNs)

- Assign each staff member to one facility only, and ensure they have full-time hours, to eliminate the potential for staff to transmit COVID-19 to other facilities, ending all exceptions.