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COVID-19 case confirmed at Bessborough School in Moncton – New Brunswick

COVID-19 case confirmed at Bessborough School in Moncton - New Brunswick

Bessborough School in Moncton sent a memo to parents on Wednesday night that the school will be closed the following day after a confirmed case of the novel coronavirus. “We are working with Public Health officials to identify any students and personnel who may have been in contact with …

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Edmonton Catholic Schools to stop notifying of COVID-19 cases during Christmas break – Edmonton

Edmonton Catholic Schools to stop notifying of COVID-19 cases during Christmas break - Edmonton

The Christmas break coming up for students in Edmonton is shedding light on how much families are relying on schools to let them know about COVID-19 cases before Alberta Health Services does. For most families, schools have been the first to let them know about close contact cases. But …

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COVID-19 outbreak declared at Walmart in Trenton – Kingston

COVID-19 outbreak declared at Walmart in Trenton - Kingston

Hastings Prince Edward Public Health has declared an outbreak of COVID-19 at a Walmart in Trenton. According to Dr. Piotr Oglaza, the medical officer of health, HPEPH has confirmed four cases of the coronavirus at the business. Read more: COVID-19 outbreak confirmed at Procter and Gamble plant in Belleville …

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Dr. Hinshaw set to provide another COVID-19 update to Albertans Thursday afternoon

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In light of rising COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, deaths and new restrictions put in place for a three-week period to help curb the spread, Alberta Health has been providing in-person updates every day this week. Dr. Deena Hinshaw is scheduled to speak at 3:30 p.m. Thursday. Alberta’s chief medical officer …

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COMMENTARY: It’s not too late for a creative and aggressive testing and tracing strategy – National

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We may be at the point now in Canada where anything short of more restrictive lockdown measures will be unable to stem the rising tide of COVID-19 cases. It’s frustrating, too, because it feels like we’ve backed ourselves into this corner where we have very limited and unpalatable options. …

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Saskatchewan looks to feds for help as contact tracing becomes challenging

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As COVID-19 infections continue to surge in Saskatchewan, the province’s contact tracing efforts have become a challenge, says the province’s chief medical health officer. “You can’t tell where the source of exposure was,” Dr. Saqib Shahab said. “That’s the challenge. As of Wednesday, over 20 per cent of Saskatchewan’s …

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Coronavirus: Alberta to address contact tracing delays with new online portal

Coronavirus: Alberta to address contact tracing delays with new online portal

In an effort to reduce delays in contact tracing, Alberta health officials have introduced a new online portal for people to identify close contacts after they have tested positive for COVID-19. The COVID-19 Close Contact Tool, which is now in use, requires people who have tested positive to enter …

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Coronavirus: Toronto to resume contact tracing to be ready for restrictions easing Nov. 14 – Toronto

Coronavirus: Toronto to resume contact tracing to be ready for restrictions easing Nov. 14 - Toronto

Toronto’s medical officer of health says the city is resuming its full contact tracing program. Dr. Eileen De Villa says that Toronto’s public health unit is scaling up all of its COVID-19 infrastructure in an effort to have the city ready for the easing of restrictions on Nov. 14. …

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Alberta premier isolating after cabinet minister and close contact tests positive for COVID-19

Alberta premier isolating after cabinet minister and close contact tests positive for COVID-19

Alberta premier Jason Kenney began self-isolating Wednesday afternoon after a close contact, Municipal Affairs Minister Tracy Allard, received a positive test result for COVID-19. Allard recently had a close contact test positive and has been isolating since getting the news on the weekend, the premier’s office said in a …

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Coronavirus: Edmonton doctor raises contact tracing concerns

Chop Steakhouse & Bar is recording customers’ names and numbers to help with contact tracing.

There are currently more than 3,200 active COVID-19 cases in Alberta, and 42 per cent have unknown sources. Some patients have trouble remembering where they were two weeks ago, but there is also a growing number of people reluctant to share that information with contact tracers. Dr. Darren Markland, …

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