27 confirmed COVID-19 cases now linked to Kingston, Ont., nail salon

The health unit in the Kingston, Ont., area is confirming more COVID-19 cases tied to a nail salon in the eastern Ontario city, but there’s no sign it’s gone further. Kieran Moore, the... Read more »

25 confirmed COVID-19 cases now linked to Kingston, Ont., nail salon

The health unit in the Kingston, Ont., area is confirming three more COVID-19 cases tied to a nail salon in the eastern Ontario city, warning all nail salons will be shut down if... Read more »

Kingston, Ont., declares mask use mandatory at many indoor locations after COVID-19 outbreak

The city of Kingston, Ont., has decided to make mask use mandatory for workers and customers at many indoor public locations following an outbreak of COVID-19 at a local nail salon. As of... Read more »

18 COVID-19 cases now linked to Kingston, Ont., salon

There are now 18 confirmed COVID-19 cases in people who work at or visited a Kingston, Ont., salon, almost a quarter of the area’s total known cases. Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox &... Read more »

Family doctors turn to charity, other businesses to address PPE shortage

Ontario family doctors are increasingly turning to charities to scrounge up the personal protective equipment they need to keep employees and patients safe as they hold more in-person consultations. The measures come as physicians report a... Read more »

Med school final exam plagued with technical issues after moving online due to COVID-19

Fourth-year medical students across Canada are reporting stress and “agony” as the major standardized test that marks their transition from med school to residency has faced technical and communication problems. The nine-hour... Read more »

Scientists aren’t waiting around for governments to launch antibody testing

Canadian scientists counting on antibody testing to learn more about COVID-19 and how to fight the respiratory illness aren’t waiting for the government to act — increasingly, they’re forging ahead themselves. Three... Read more »

Video captures residents wandering into woman’s room at Ottawa long-term care home hit hard by COVID-19

A camera installed by a woman concerned about her mother’s health inside an Ottawa long-term care home overwhelmed by COVID-19 shows several residents wandering into a private room at the height of... Read more »

Public health officials take seriously new research that children may not be superspreaders after all

What Australian researchers are calling the first survey on children and the spread of COVID-19 in the classroom is turning heads in Canada. The preliminary data, which has not yet been peer reviewed, suggests... Read more »

‘Everyone wants them’: Rapid COVID-19 test kits made in Canada approved for use

The first shipments of a made-in-Canada, rapid COVID-19 test will begin arriving at federal and provincial health agencies this week, following approval of the new technology by Health Canada over the Easter... Read more »