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Updated Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for the Second Wave

Waves are Only Good at the Beach!

Here we go again, folks. The second wave of COVID-19 is upon us; bringing with it the old familiar feelings of uncertainty, accompanied by an onslaught of new concerns. Although we may not be able to quell all of your worries, we will certainly try to mitigate some of them with our blog, Updated COVID-19 Resources for the Second Wave, by providing you with a one-stop-shop for information. 

For those of us residing or working in Toronto, Ottawa and Peel region, Premier Doug Ford just announced additional public health measures effective Saturday, October 10, 2020, at 12:01 a.m. as a result of their higher than average rates of transmission in these regions. Check out his Queen's Park announcement in the video below.


Premier Ford 9 October 2020 COVID-19 Announcement at Queen's Park

If you prefer to read about the new measures, you can find them here.

So that was the bad news first approach, now let's offset that for one moment with some COVID art!

Here is an excerpt from a relatable poem by Michael R. Whitney printed in The New York Times:

I remember the days when I’d speculate
That working from home would simply be great.
No need for the car, the tie and the suit,
No need, ever again, for that daily commute.
I could work in my jammies, or wear nothing at all
And never once worry ’bout the boss down the hall.
I’d only dress up when I’d be meeting on Zoom
Then I’d just have to clean a little part of the room.
And how great it would be with no one to watch
As I took a nip, now and then, from my bottle of Scotch.

If you'd like to finish reading this poem accompanied by a nip of scotch, or read a few of the other New York Times COVID-19 poems, check them out here Coronavirus Poems to the Editor: ‘Death Too Wears a Mask’.


Idle Some More?

Before we get down to the nitty-gritty, if you'd like to deviate a bit more while staying up to date on current affairs, check out Stephen Colbert's 8 Oct 2020 show. Because nothing makes you feel better about your own life quite like political satire.

Trump Can't Keep His Story Straight About Miraculous Coronavirus 'Cure,' Backs Out of Next Debate


Let's Get Down to Business!

So we've given you the bad news, the art, and the politics. Now, pick that scotch back up and let's get informed. 

Our resources below are organized into 6 categories: 

  1. Resources for Physiotherapists, Clinicians and Clinic Owners
  2. Ontario Resources
  3. Canadian Resources
  4. International Resources  
  5. Mental Health Resources and Tools
  6. Embodia COVID-19 Webinars and Courses (New webinar alert! 17 November 2020 - Government support and tax matters you want to know in the COVID-19 Era)

***Most of the resources mentioned are also be of interest to physiotherapists, clinicians and clinic owners even if they are not included in the first category.


1) Resources for Physiotherapists, Clinicians and Clinic Owners: 

  • The CPA on COVID-19
    • Statements and updates, emergency response, telerehabilitation, resource directory, COVID-19 webinar series, the healing series, the CPA in the news and more.

2) Ontario Resources: 

  • How Ontario is Responding to COVID-19
    • Learn about coronavirus in Ontario and how the province is keeping people safe. Daily and weekly summary of cases in Ontario, status of COVID-19 cases in long-term care homes, how Ontario is responding, and graphs and tables of COVID-19 data, travel advisories and more. 

  • Ontario Physiotherapy Association on COVID-19
    • OPA statement, FAQs and resources, CPA information and resources, college information and resources. 
  • Ontario Together: help fight coronavirus
    • Sell medical supplies, find personal protective equipment (PPE), solve problems, or volunteer to help protect against COVID-19.

  • COVID-19: Status of Cases in Toronto
    • This resource is specific to the Toronto region; it provides a clickable map that lists the number of cases in each neighbourhood from 21 Jan 2020 to the present time. It also shows you hotspots in the city and has additional features such as filtering by recent cases, outbreaks or sporadic cases. 

3) Canadian Resources:

4) International Resources: 

  • COVID-19 Research Registry
    • This registry from the American Society for Microbiology includes top-ranked, COVID-19 research articles curated by experts and serves as a resource for scientists working together to address fundamental science and accelerate scientific research on SARS-CoV-2.
  • CDC Coronavirus Resources
    • General and thorough information on the coronavirus from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Information is applicable internationally, however, some data is specific to the U.S.A. 

5) Mental Health Resources and Tools: 

6) Embodia COVID-19 Webinars and Courses:

Join the CPA Virtual Summit Series!

In addition to the webinar and online healthcare course we just mentioned, we have additional COVID-19 online continuing education physiotherapy courses.

Click here for our list of COVID-19 relevant webinars and continuing education physiotherapy courses. 


Alone We Can Do So Little; Together We Can Do So Much

The Embodia team hopes that you, your family, and your teams are healthy and safe.

We are here to support our community of healthcare professionals, patients, and caregivers during this uncertain time (again). Please reach out to us directly if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions:

"None of us, including me, ever do great things.
But we can all do small things, with great love,
and together we can do something wonderful."

– Mother Teresa


Blog writer, editor: Nataliya Zlotnikov

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