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Health Experts Say the COVID-19 Outbreak Has Likely Peaked in Ontario

News Release

April 20, 2020

Modelling shows physical distancing still needed to prevent further spread

TORONTO — The Ontario government today released updated COVID-19 modelling, which shows that the enhanced public health measures, including staying home and physically distancing from each other, are working to contain the spread of the virus and flatten the curve. However, the Chief Medical Officer of Health says emergency measures must remain in place to continue reducing the number of cases and deaths.

“The modelling clearly demonstrates that we are making progress in our fight against this deadly virus. That’s due to the actions of all Ontarians, those who are staying home and practising physical distancing, and to the heroic efforts of our frontline health care workers,” said Premier Doug Ford. “But COVID-19 continues to be a clear and present danger, especially to our seniors and most vulnerable citizens. That is why we must continue to follow the advice of our Chief Medical Officer of Health and stay the course in order to keep people safe and healthy.”

Key highlights from the modelling update include:

  • The wave of new community spread cases of COVID-19 in Ontario appears to have peaked.
  • Outbreaks in long-term care and congregate settings continue to be a major concern. Concerted actions are underway to protect vulnerable people in these settings.
  • Ontario is now trending toward a best case scenario rather than a worst case scenario and has significantly improved its standing as compared to March modelling.
  • The province has avoided a significant surge in cases. Total cumulative cases are forecast to be substantially lower than worst case or even moderate case scenarios projected by previous models.
  • While several hundred new cases are identified daily in Ontario, hospitals across the province have not been overwhelmed by the COVID-19 outbreak as a result of capacity planning and the public health measures currently in place. The rate of growth day-over-day is declining.
  • To further reduce the number of cases and deaths, it remains critical that Ontarians continue to adhere to public health measures, including staying home and practicing physical distancing if they must go out for essential reasons only.

“The information released today shows early but unmistakable signs that our efforts are working,” said Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health. “These numbers are not an accident. They are the re sult of months of planning and collective action to stop the spread of COVID-19 and flatten the curve. However, in order for these projections to become reality, each of us must continue to stay home as much possible and practise physical distancing.”

To enhance protections for residents and staff in long-term care homes, last week Ontario launched the COVID-19 Action Plan: Long-Term Care Homes. This action plan will ensure the implementation of critical new measures to prevent further outbreaks and deaths from COVID-19 in long-term care homes. These measures include enhancing and expanding testing for symptomatic and asymptomatic contacts of confirmed cases; providing public health and infection control expertise; and redeploying staff from hospitals and home and community care to support the long-term care home workforce.

“The new province-wide modelling data are encouraging, but we know that long-term care homes and other congregate settings will track on a different path,” said Dr. Merrilee Fullerton, Minister of Long-Term Care. “We will continue to take aggressive action to support our most vulnerable residents and their caregivers.”


  • All Ontarians need to stay home unless absolutely necessary for essential trips, such as accessing health care services, groceries, picking up prescriptions or supporting vulnerable community members with meeting essential needs. If you must leave your home, go alone and stay at least two metres apart from others.
  • Ontario has made improvements to its COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool by expanding its symptom list, addressing the most high risk individuals, and making it more accessible and responsive.
  • Take these everyday steps to reduce exposure to COVID-19 and protect your health: wash your hands often with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer; sneeze and cough into your sleeve; avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth; avoid contact with people who are sick; stay home if you are sick.


Congratulations Westport Rideaus! 1st Place at end of regular season

Final score Rideaus Feb 23

Rideaus final weekend of the regular series had two wins.  They played Athens (3 ATH – 8 WPT) on Friday night and this afternoon (Saturday) took on the Winchester Hawks (1WIN – 6 WPT)  AND ARE IN FIRST PLACE GOING INTO THE SEMI-FINALS!

So What’s Next?  The 4th and 5th teams meet in a best-of-three divisional preliminary round with the winner meeting Westport in a best-of-seven semi-final.  LOTS more exciting Rideaus hockey yet to watch this season.  Stay tuned for dates & times.


Well done, Bundy!  Well deserved recognition. Thank you for all you do for Westport.
Article: Dante De Caria | Graphic: Mark Kelly

“Ottawa, Ontario – The Central Canada Hockey League Tier 2 is proud to announce that longtime Westport Rideaus‘ General Manager Michael “Bundy” Seed is the winner of the 2018-19 CCHL2 GM of the Year award.

Seed, a Frankville native, is finishing off his 23rd season in the Westport Rideaus organization. He started his career with the Rideaus as an Assistant Coach under former Head Coach Jeff Snow in the 1995-96 season. In the 2000-01 season, he took over as the Westport Rideaus’ General Manager and has been there ever since, compiling 484 wins, five first place finishes in the EOJHL and one finals appearance.

This season, the first time winner of the GM of the Year award has helped the Westport Rideaus to their 20th consecutive playoff appearance after clinching a playoff berth last week. Westport is currently battling for the first place seed in the Richardson Division with the Perth Blue Wings, Brockville Tikis and Carleton Place Jr Canadians.

Smiths Falls Bears and Westport Rideaus’ Owner Joshua Filoso said that he is very deserving of this award.

“He has not only managed this team to the playoffs, but he has coached the Rideaus’ to a top playoff contender. The Smiths Falls Bears and Westport Rideaus could not be happier for Mike.”

“Bundy is a first class GM and overall first class guy. He’s well known around the league and around the hockey world. Bundy has put together a team that has the ability to hit the ground running once the playoffs start. In Westport, Bundy is not only the GM but the go to man for everything the Rideaus do and he does a fantastic job doing so,” said Filoso.

The Westport Rideaus’ have three more games left on their schedule. They will take on Brockville, Athens and Winchester in the final week of the season.”