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Burlington hospital managing COVID-19 outbreak at Mississauga long-term care home

Burlington hospital managing COVID-19 outbreak at Mississauga long-term care home

Burlington’s Joseph Brant Hospital (JBH) has temporarily taken over management of a Mississauga long-term care (LTC) home in the midst of a COVID-19 outbreak that has claimed 18 lives. Ontario’s Ministry of Long-Term Care issued a mandatory management order on Wednesday for Tyndall Seniors Village on Eglinton East Avenue …

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Joseph Brant eases visiting rules for caregivers and support persons – Hamilton

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Burlington’s top hospital has loosened its visiting rules for caregivers and support persons amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that has Halton Region in the red-control level of the province’s COVID-19 response framework. Effective Tuesday, Joseph Brant hospital is allowing approved support persons to visit on consecutive days as opposed …

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Burlington, Oakville un-pause team sports, fitness classes amid new provincial COVID-19 framework – Hamilton

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Municipalities in Halton will be removing a pause on team sports and fitness classes as the region moved into a less restrictive level of Ontario’s new COVID-19 response framework on Friday. Both Burlington and Oakville will be lifting their suspensions on Saturday, Nov. 7 with the move into the yellow …

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Team sports, fitness classes could resume in Halton under Ontario’s new COVID-19 framework – Hamilton

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Halton Region’s medical officer of health expects limits on team sports and fitness classes to change when Ontario’s new COVID-19 response framework “replaces” her recommendations to suspend the activities. In a release on Wednesday, Dr. Hamidah Meghani said Halton is now listed in the “protect” level of the Doug …

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Coronavirus: Burlington, Ont. puts pause on games at sports fields and facilities – Hamilton

Coronavirus: Burlington, Ont. puts pause on games at sports fields and facilities - Hamilton

With COVID-19 cases on the rise in Burlington, the city has put a stop to all games at inside sports facilities and on outdoor sports fields. In a release on Wednesday, the municipality said the change was made following recommendations from Halton’s medical officer of health after an uptick in …

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Hospitals in Southern Ontario create ‘collaborative’ plan for potential COVID-19 surge

Hospitals in Southern Ontario create ‘collaborative’ plan for potential COVID-19 surge

A number of local hospitals in Southern Ontario are working on a regional plan to mitigate a possible spike in COVID-19 cases and avoid more cancellations of scheduled surgeries and procedures. In a joint release on Tuesday hospitals in Hamilton, Niagara, Haldimand, Norfolk, Brant and Burlington (HNHNBB region) say …

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Coronavirus: Burlington mask bylaw now includes condos and apartments – Hamilton

Coronavirus: Burlington mask bylaw now includes condos and apartments - Hamilton

Next week, Burlington residents will be required to wear masks in common areas of condominiums and apartment buildings, according to the city. “We listened to our residents who have been requesting additional protections for public areas in condos and apartments. We need to use every tool we have to keep …

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Coronavirus: Hamilton to get $44.8M in 1st round of Ontario’s emergency funding

Coronavirus: Hamilton to get $44.8M in 1st round of Ontario’s emergency funding

Hamilton, Ont. will receive just over $44.8 million as part of the provincial government’s first round of emergency funding for municipalities hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. In his daily pandemic update on Wednesday afternoon, Premier Doug Ford revealed that $1.6 billion in ‘first-round’ emergency funding would be divided up …

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Burlington hospital increasing coronavirus testing – Hamilton

Burlington hospital increasing coronavirus testing - Hamilton

Burlington’s Joseph Brant Hospital is increasing its coronavirus testing capacity. The hospital has announced that it will be opening a new drive-thru testing clinic to serve the community. The clinic is dedicated to testing individuals who are not experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, but who are concerned they may have been …

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Hamilton-Niagara hospitals need time to clear backlog of non-essential surgeries – Hamilton

Hamilton-Niagara hospitals need time to clear backlog of non-essential surgeries - Hamilton

The majority of hospitals and clinics in the Hamilton and Niagara regions that specialize in elective surgeries and clinical procedures have returned to some semblance of normalcy in June amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In mid to late March, regional hospitals put a hold on non-essential surgical procedures to make room …

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