Alberta COVID-19 update: continuing care facilities to receive $170M in extra funding – May 19, 2020
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In Edmonton, Tyler Shandro , the Alberta minister of health), and Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, provide an update on the response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) pandemic, including an additional $14.2 million a month to operators of continuing care facilities such as long-term care homes, designated supportive facilities, and seniors’ lodges. Amounting to more than $170 million annually, funding will be retroactive to March 15 and will be maintained until the province’s public health orders are lifted and the threat of COVID-19 has passed. Josephine Pon, Alberta’s minister of seniors and housing, and Jennifer McCue, board chair of the Alberta Continuing Care Association, also take part in the briefing.