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Workplaces are the new hotspot for COVID-19 outbreaks in Ontario

Workplaces are the new hotspot for COVID-19 outbreaks in Ontario

Whether it’s factories, food processing plants or construction sites, the latest numbers show heavily populated, essential workplaces are hotspots for COVID-19 in Ontario. Driven largely by such industrial jobs, workplaces have surged to become the most common setting for outbreaks in Ontario and have even surpassed care settings — …

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Coronavirus cases confirmed at London Central and Westminster Secondary Schools – London

Coronavirus cases confirmed at London Central and Westminster Secondary Schools - London

Two new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed at Thames Valley District School Board secondary schools by the Middlesex-London Health Unit. The health unit said the cases are at London Central Secondary School and Westminster Secondary School. The board said at this time both schools will remain open and buses …

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Experts tell City of Toronto to change messaging to influence COVID-19 rule-breakers – Toronto

Toronto Public Health’s advertising campaigns have been largely focused around information, which experts say only work for those acting rationally.

After breaking its record for COVID-19 case counts on two consecutive days this week, some are calling on Toronto to change up its messaging in order to reach those who have tuned out of the daily warnings. Both Mayor John Tory and medical officer of health Dr. Eileen de …

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Retailers ask Ontario government to lift COVID-19 restrictions in Toronto, Peel Region

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TORONTO — A coalition of about 50 retailers is calling on the Ontario government to lift COVID-19 restrictions for non-essential stores it claims is making things worse. In an open letter to Premier Doug Ford and Health Minister Christine Elliott, the retailers argue that shutting down Toronto and Peel …

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How to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other infections at Ontario’s long-term care homes

How to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other infections at Ontario’s long-term care homes

This is part of Global News’ special series Care Gone Wrong: Inside Ontario’s nursing homes. Click here to learn more about the series In the months since the coronavirus pandemic began, when Ontario’s long-term care homes were walloped by the deadly disease over the course of several weeks, the …

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Coronavirus cases surge across Canada as vaccine still months away – National

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Canada added 5,628 new coronavirus cases and 89 deaths on Thursday. It is the third-highest daily case increase on record in the country. Canada now has reported 352,778 cases and 11,799 deaths total. Today’s numbers come as it was revealed that Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate could be approved in …

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Auditor general highlights Ontario’s ‘confusing,’ indirect communications on COVID-19 in new report

Auditor general highlights Ontario’s ‘confusing,’ indirect communications on COVID-19 in new report

As part of an in-depth look at the Ontario government‘s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, provincial auditor general Bonnie Lysyk says local officials and entities were impacted by “confus[ing]” messaging and reported learning about some major decisions without warning. “Local medical officers of health informed us that they were …

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Auditor general to release report on Ontario governement’s handling of COVID-19 pandemic

Auditor general to release report on Ontario governement’s handling of COVID-19 pandemic

Ontario’s auditor general is set to release a report today on how the province has handled the COVID-19 pandemic so far, including how it has made decisions during the global health crisis. The special report issued by Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk will look at emergency management in the context …

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Coronavirus pandemic fuels demand for recreational winter gear

The Sign of the Skier has seen significant demand for both skis and snowshoes during the pandemic.

In the midst of a second wave, the ripple effect of the COVID-19 pandemic appears to be a run on recreational winter gear. Located in York Region, the doors to Sanction Skate and Snow remain open. The shop already had a taste of the voracious appetite for recreational gear …

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Rural Ontario regions request residents from COVID-19 hot zones to stay home

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As Toronto and Peel Region are back under coronavirus lockdown restrictions, people in grey zones may be tempted to escape to other parts of the province, but local health officials, politicians and residents are asking them to stay home. “When customers call they’re advised that we will need to …

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