N.L. government announces COVID-19 support and measures

Domain: Care, Economy
Government:Provincial/Territorial, Newfoundland and Labrador
Tags:Communities, Public Health, COVID-19

The Newfoundland and Labrador government announces measures to support individuals, families, communities and businesses amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 

March 2020

  • Temporary suspension of the repayment of the provincial portion of Canada Student Loans for a period of six months. Read more
  • Financial supports for families, regulated child care centres and family child care homes impacted by COVID-19. Read more
  • $500,000 to support food sharing programs for those experiencing food insecurity. Read more
  • Limited operation of regulated child care services for children aged 1 to 13 for essential workers. Read more

April 2020

  • Technology options provided to families impacted by the temporary suspension of family visitation. Read more
  • Temporary policy enhancements to support youth aging out of care. Read more
  • Launch of online COVID-19 data hub. Read more
  • Public examinations cancelled for the current school year. Read more

May 2020

  • Community Food Helpline now accessible by calling 811. Read more
  • Introduction of temporary measures to support businesses impacted by COVID-19. Read more
  • $300,000 in funding to launch a new Students Supporting Communities Program. Read more
  • Schools to reopen for teachers on June 1, remain closed for students. Read more
  • Enhancements to the Provincial Student Loans Program for the 2020–2021 academic year. Read more

June 2020

  • COVID-19 Essential Worker Support Program will provide a one-time payment to individuals who meet eligibility criteria. Read more
  • Enhancements to student aid. Read more

No updates for July 2020.

August 2020

  • Additional teaching and staffing supports provided to support the reopening of schools. Read more 

No updates for September 2020.

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