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Anti-vaccination messaging a ‘top health concern’, Ontario premier receives ‘misinformation’ about farm workers

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As cases of COVID-19 continue to spread around the world, Canadians seem to be increasingly concerned about their health and safety

Currently, there are more than 102,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in Canada and more than 8,500 deaths.

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July 3

5:00 p.m.: Canada’s top doctor warns about anti-vaccination information

At a press conference on Friday Dr. Theresa Tam,

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PortMiami renegotiates terminal deals, local workers brace for more cruise-less months

Just last November, PortMiami was bustling with construction workers bringing to life five new cruise terminals and two cruise company headquarters. Future cruise business was all but guaranteed: Fiscal year 2020 was set to break the port’s 2019 record of 6.8 million passengers, up 22 percent from 2018.

The county agreed to pay $700 million toward the projects, and the cruise companies — Carnival Corporation, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, MSC Cruises and Virgin Voyages — agreed to repay the county $5.8 billion over the next 20 to 62 years.

In November, port director Juan Kuryla described the deals as “iron clad.” When asked by the Herald what would happen to the promised return on investment if for some reason cruise ships were only half full or if the ships did not to come to Miami at all, Kuryla said the companies would still be on the

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Dearfoams Launches Everyday Hero Sweepstakes, Ben Sherman Donates Masks to Health Care Workers + More

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July 2, 2020: Dearfoams is continuing its celebration of everyday heroes with today’s launch of “Nominate a Hero” — a sweepstakes that invites consumers to nominate a hero of the choice on Dearfoams.com for the chance to surprise them with a free pair of slippers. Nominations, which run through July 15, can include anyone from health-care workers to military service members, parents, teachers, store clerks, and more. According to the company, 200 winning heroes will be selected at random.  “We are so thrilled to continue our heroes’ campaign and commitment to our community by honoring and celebrating all of the heroes in our lives with the new limited-edition Hero Bear capsule collection,” said Tricia Bouras, president of Dearfoams. “We have been so inspired by the overwhelming response the campaign has received these past few months and want to continue honoring those individuals who

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College Roommates Launch Program to Help Essential Workers in Need: ‘Make a Meaningful Impact’

A group of students at Dartmouth College are doing their part to ensure that no frontline worker struggles to obtain essential items during the coronavirus pandemic — one donor match at a time.

Back in March, roommates Amy Guan and Rine Uhm helplessly watched as their spring semester and summer plans crumbled due to the pandemic.

“We ended up losing internships, I lost my in-person graduation, but at the same time, it was hard to be sad about these losses with everything else going around in the world,” Guan, 21, tells PEOPLE. “We would spend a lot of time reading the news and sharing stories that we found interesting about the risks and struggles that essential workers have been facing.”

“The more we read, the more we realized that there was a lack of access to basic necessities that a lot of other people might have lying around their house

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Canada’s models show virus slowing but could surge, temporary foreign workers boosting Ontario cases

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As cases of COVID-19 continue to spread around the world, Canadians seem to be increasingly concerned about their health and safety

Currently, there are more than 102,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in Canada and more than 8,500 deaths.

Check back for the latest updates on the coronavirus outbreak in Canada.

For a full archive of the first month of the pandemic, please check our archive of events.

June 29

2:30 p.m.: Most of Ontario’s case count from temporary foreign workers

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Orlando Workers Face Virus’s Fallout

An aerial view of an empty Magic Kingdom at Disney World in Orlando, Fla., May 6, 2020. (Eve Edelheit/The New York Times)
An aerial view of an empty Magic Kingdom at Disney World in Orlando, Fla., May 6, 2020. (Eve Edelheit/The New York Times)

ORLANDO, Fla. — Four thousand phone calls.

To be more specific, Paul and Julia Cox figure they called the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity 4,480 times between April 19, when Walt Disney World furloughed them, and June 7, when glitches with their state and federal unemployment benefits were finally sorted out.

The Coxes are among the lucky ones. While most people have received one-time stimulus payments from the federal government, UNITE HERE, a union representing 30,000 hospitality workers in the Orlando area, recently said that at least 1,500 of its members had yet to receive any unemployment payments from the state. Florida has been one of the slowest states to process jobless claims, in part because its system was designed to be arduous.

One housekeeper in late May

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Why Some Remote Workers Might Get Hit by Surprise Taxes

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Following widespread office closures and stay-at-home orders, Americans are now working in new locations, sometimes in new states.

Other front-line workers have traveled to pandemic hot spots to help care for the sick and support the health care response. Still others are providing services, such as telemedicine, remotely.

These new work arrangements could ensnare unsuspecting individuals and businesses in new and complicated tax obligations.

A few states have helped to protect workers by issuing guidance that remote work during the pandemic will be considered in-office work for tax purposes.

However, because so few states have independently moved to protect taxpayers, Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., has proposed a federal bill that would limit states’ ability to tax the income of people temporarily working from a remote location during the pandemic and in the future.

Now is the time for states to step up and

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Grocery workers deserve pay for aiding our ‘literal survival’, PM announces new training for youth

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As cases of COVID-19 continue to spread around the world, Canadians seem to be increasingly concerned about their health and safety

Currently, there are more than 100,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in Canada and more than 8,200 deaths.

Check back for the latest updates on the coronavirus outbreak in Canada.

For a full archive of the first month of the pandemic, please check our archive of events.

June 19

1:00 p.m.: ‘I think the coronavirus has taught us how much we depend on them’

Deputy Prime Minister

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Wisconsin Bakery Donates 10,000 Treats to Emergency Workers During Pandemic

The last three months have been anything but normal, and we’ve all been affected by the coronavirus pandemic in different ways. But if there’s one thing I’ve learned during these unprecedented times, it’s that there is always something good happening if you look for it. Recently a Wisconsin bakery has been putting good into the world by performing acts of kindness—10,000 of them, actually.

Last month Michelle Clasen, owner of Clasen’s European Bakery in Middleton, Wisconsin, was looking for a way to give back to the healthcare workers and first responders working hard to keep their communities safe during the pandemic. She decided to say ‘thank you’ by making and delivering the bakery’s signature morning buns (a sweet, spiced baked good that’s similar to a cinnamon roll). Her goal was to donate 10,000 buns to local emergency workers, and she’s well on her way to reaching it. 

“I am in

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Model Halima Aden Designed Masks for Hijab-Wearing Frontline Workers amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Halima Aden is introducing an inclusive version of summer’s must-have accessory.

The 22-year-old model and activist teamed up with AI tech company Anywear earlier this month to design hijabs and turbans that come with matching face coverings for frontline healthcare workers amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Aden’s capsule launch is part of the Banding Together Project — a collection of fashion-forward headbands with buttons that secure face masks, created in partnership with Allure.

The Sports Illustrated model’s line includes tetra turbans ($52 each) in an assortment of pastel color-ways (plus one emerald and pink sequin design!), eight variations of hijab-and-mask sets ($45 each) and two face mask bundles ($40 each). According to the online product description, Aden’s designs feature “a built-in extender to clasp comfortably behind the head.”

And as a former hospital worker (who in 2019 became the first model to wear a hijab and burkini in

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