Pints, PPE on the agenda as Ford returns to Waterloo Region

The premier’s second visit to the region this week included the launch of an intellectual property plan

via Cambridge Times

WATERLOO REGION — Long-term care homes and other Ontario facilities won’t be caught short on personal protective equipment if they’re faced with another wave of COVID-19 cases, Premier Doug Ford pledged Friday.

“There’s no one in this province that should have one problem with PPE,” Ford said, responding to a question regarding concerns that long-term care homes are stockpiling equipment in advance of a potential spike in cases borne by visitors.

Ford said he had a message for the province’s 626 long-term care homes. “Any front-line worker, if you’re stockpiling and you aren’t handing out the PPE, then we’re coming after you, simple,” he said. “We have more PPE suppliers than we know what to do with.”

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Crissy Wright is the Community Facilitator at the Manufacturing Innovation Network (MIN).

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