With devastating cruelty, COVID-19 has exposed gaping faults in the society and economy we have created for ourselves. Among those faults is homelessness.

    RNAO joins its nursing colleagues and the entire health-care community in mourning the death of RN Brian Beattie. Brian, who was 55-years-old, was an expert mental health nurse who worked at Kensington Village. 

    The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant effect on all health-care sectors, however, long-term care (LTC) homes and their residents have been affected particularly hard. 

    Currently, there are 150 outbreaks in long-term care homes across Ontario and there are 1,855 active resident cases and 1,355 active staff cases related to COVID-19.