What do Hamilton/Niagara residents think about province’s response to COVID-19? Poll released Wednesday

Event Information

06/03/2020 @ 11:00 AM





HAMILTON, ON –/COMMUNITYWIRE/– Recently residents from Hamilton and Niagara Region were polled on the provincial government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) will release the poll findings on Wednesday, June 3 at 11 a.m. on a media conference via ZOOM link:


Polling questions focused on Ontario’s preparedness for the pandemic, long-term care homes’ specific measures, and COVID-19 testing and protections for health care staff.

A new analysis of studies just published in the Lancet confirms that health care workers should be wearing N95 respirators masks for full protection and not surgical masks.

Hovering at around 17 per cent, Ontario health care staff infection rates are among the highest in developed economies. Polling questions on increasing standards to protect health care workers and support for manufacturing higher level personal protective equipment like N95 masks, were also posed.

Media are asked to please register in advance of tomorrow’s ZOOM 11 a.m. event. Following registration, media will be confirmed to join the media conference.

WHO: Michael Hurley, President Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU/CUPE)
WHAT: Release of poll of Hamilton/Niagara residents’ thoughts on the Ontario government’s COVID-19 response.
WHERE: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUtd-uspz0uG9w0lCBpXWYTeiv4Z8K1SswL
WHEN: 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 3, 2020




For more information please contact:

Stella Yeadon          CUPE Communications     416-559-9300       syeadon@cupe.ca