Covid-19 Update – March 18, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

National

  • Total Canadian cases: 600.
  • Canada is temporarily closing its border to the US for all non-essential travel. The transportation of commercial trade, essential goods and medical supplies will continue.
  • Today the Prime Minister announced Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan, which will provide up to $27 billion in direct support to Canadian workers and businesses. Details are hyper-linked below.

 

Support for Canadians

Income Support for Individuals Who Need it Most

Flexibility for Taxpayers

Mortgage Default Management Tools

Role of Financial Institutions

 

Support for Businesses

Supporting Canadian Businesses Through the Canada Account

Helping Businesses Keep Their Workers

Flexibility for Businesses Filing Taxes

Ensuring Businesses have Access to Credit

Supporting Financial Market Liquidity

 

All national updates can be found at: www.Canada.ca/coronavirus

 

Alberta

  • Total cases in Alberta: 97, including 23 new cases of COVID-19.
  • Three of these cases are in the northern region (1 in High Prairie).
  • 12,258 Albertans have tested for COVID-19.

 

All Alberta updates can be found at: https://www.alberta.ca/coronavirus-info-for-albertans.aspx