TAPA continues to closely monitor Toronto Public Health (TPH) who is actively working with our provincial and federal health colleagues along with airports in response to the COVID-19 situation.  TPH is also working with the City and health partners to plan for the potential of local spread.

TAPA encourages all of our members to follow hygiene best practices, including:

  • installing additional hand sanitation stations if possible
  • cleaning surfaces often
  • encouraging patrons to hand-wash
  • avoid shaking hands - try an "elbow bump" instead

We are also asking TAPA members to continue communicating with your subscribers, season passholders, ticket buyers and stakeholders and advise them of your organizations action plan and activities.

TAPA Member COVID-19 Action Plans

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety has a free Flu and Infectious Disease Outbreaks Business Continuity Plan available on their website for free.

Sample Communications from TAPA Members to Their Audiences

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

SourceTitleContentsResource Links
Canadian GovernmentEconomic Response Plan- Support to Canadians
- Support to Businesses
Canadian GovernmentCanada Emergency Response BenefitDetails on the benefitLink to more information

Financial Resources

SourceTitleContentsResource Links
The AFCGet HelpFinancial help available to arts workers including adminstratorsThe AFC
Young AssociatesCOVID-19 TipsheetsFinancial Tipsheets to help organizations including working remotely, evaluating the impact of COVID-19, accessing the Federal Wage Subsidy and Records of Employment FormsYoung Associates
Canadian Relief/Stimulus MeasuresCOVID-19 ResourcesFunding programs and relief measuresLink to the document

COVID-19 Public Health Updates

SourceTitleContentsResource Links
Toronto Public HealthNovel Coronavirus (COVID-19)- Situation reports, care, Q&A, event & travel info...
- French, Chinese, Farsi..
- ​March 16 statement​.
English​ | ​Factsheet www.toronto.ca/coronavirus

Daily Briefings @ 3:45 here.
Health CanadaFactsheets- Awareness resources, fact sheets: About, For travellers, etc..English​ | ​French https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/awareness-resources.html
Health CanadaOutbreak Updates- Updates, travel, mass gatherings, advisories, symptoms, risks, prevention...English​ | ​French https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html
Global Affairs CanadaTravel Advice and Advisories- General travel risk levels.English​ | ​French https://travel.gc.ca/travelling/advisories
Health CanadaCOVID-19: Travel Advice- Public travel risk specifically related to COVID-19.English​ | ​Chinese https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/se rvices/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/latest-travel-health-advice.html
Public Health OntarioCOVID-19 Public Resources- Fact sheets: monitoring, isolation, guide for caregivers...
- Available in Chinese
- Available in Chinese.
English​ | ​French https://www.publichealthontario.ca/disease s-and-conditions/infectious-diseases/respiratory-diseases/novel-coronavirus/public-resources
Ontario Ministry of HealthNovel Coronavirus (COVID-19)- Daily updates on COVID-19.
- Travel and care info...
English​ | ​French https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus
World Health OrganizationCOVID-2019 Situation Reports- Daily situation reports from a global perspective...English https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/situation-reports

Workplace, Community, Stigma and Event Guidance

SourceTitleContentsResources Links
Toronto Public HealthGuidance for Workplaces / Businesses and Employers- Factsheet for workplacesEnglish
Province of OntarioDeclaration of Emergency to Protect the Public
- Legal order on temp. emergency powers limiting gatherings and closing all venues.English
Toronto Public HealthGuidance for Large Community Events / Mass Gatherings- Factsheet for eventsEnglish https://www.toronto.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/8dbf-2019-Novel-Coronavirus-COVID-19-Guidance-for-Large-Community-Events-Mass-Gatherings.pdf
Health CanadaRisk-informed decision-making for mass gatherings- Risk assessment, mitigation and decision making for events based on WHO directionsEnglish https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/se rvices/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/health-professionals/mass-gatherings-risk-assesment.html
Health CanadaFor Workplaces- COVID-19 guidance for employees and employersEnglish https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/being-prepared.html#a5
Health CanadaCommunity measures to mitigate the spread...- How to work together to
reduce transmission of COVID-19 in the community
English https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/health-professionals/public-health-measures-mitigate-covid-19.html
World Health OrganizationMass Gatherings in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak- Interim Guidance on event planning.
14 February 2020
English https://www.who.int/publications-detail/key-planning-recommendations-for-mass-gatherings-in-the-context-of-the-current-covid-19-outbreak
World Health OrganizationGetting your workplace ready for COVID-19- Feb. 27. Version 1.4English https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/getting-workplace-ready-for-covid-19.pdf
World Health OrganizationSocial Stigma associated with COVID-19- Feb. 24 Edition. A guide to preventing and addressing social stigmaEnglish https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/covid19-stigma-guide.pdf

Arts Funder Resources & Announcements

SourceTitleContentsResource Links
Canada Council for the ArtsFAQ - Impact of COVID-19 on Funded Projects- FAQ on cancellations, delay and travel warnings for impacted clients.English
Ontario Arts CouncilCOVID-19 OAC Activity Updates for March 16, 2020- FAQ for clients, government restrictions on events etc.English
Toronto Arts CouncilCOVID-19 Updates- Info for clients, sign up for updates.English
Canadian HeritageCOVID-19 Updates - Info for grants and contributions recipientsEnglish

Health/Mental Health Resources

OrganizationContentsWebsitePhone NumberAvailability
Distress CentreEmotional support, Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention, Intervention & Postventionhttps://www.torontodistresscentre.com408-HELP (4357) or 1-833-456-4566 or text 4564524 Hours
CareMongering-TO: TO Community Response to COVID19Community resource sharinghttps://www.facebook.com/groups/TO.Community.Response.COVID19/
Harm Reduction CoalitionHarm reduction guidancehttps://harmreduction.org/miscellaneous/covid-19-guidance-for-people-who-use-drugs-and-harm-reduction-programs/
American Foundation for Suicide PreventionTaking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertaintyhttps://afsp.org/taking-care-of-your-mental-health-in-the-face-of-uncertainty/
Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre AllianceWebinar Serieswww.gvpta.ca

Thank you to Hamal Doctor and Devon Ostrom for complying the above links

Additional Resources

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