Ontario to offer take-home rapid COVID-19 tests to students over winter break

Ontario says it is expanding COVID-19 testing options for students at more schools in the province — including providing at-home rapid tests over the winter holidays — as well as offering testing for symptomatic... Read more »

Brampton residents may have to raise $125M for hospital expansion despite no timeline on 24/7 ER

When his wife fell suddenly ill, Coun. Pat Fortini raced her to the city’s only emergency room at Brampton Civic Hospital. Fortini reached Civic between 10 and 11 p.m., where he recalls seeing a packed... Read more »

COVID-19 case counts rising in most Ontario public health units, science table reports

Cases of COVID-19 are on the rise in most Ontario public health units and could begin to place an increased burden on hospitals in the coming weeks and months, infectious disease experts warned... Read more »

Ford won’t impose COVID-19 vaccine mandate for Ontario health-care workers

Premier Doug Ford said Wednesday Ontario won’t make COVID-19 vaccines mandatory for those working in health care, suggesting doing so could jeopardize patient care in the province.  “The impact of the potential departure of tens... Read more »

Ontario to offer COVID-19 boosters to everyone 12 and up, with those 70 and older eligible this week

Ontario plans to eventually offer booster doses of COVID-19 vaccines to all residents, officials said Wednesday, with the next priority groups able to start booking appointments starting this week. Those select groups,... Read more »

4 doctors not co-operating with investigations into COVID practices: Ontario medical regulator

Ontario’s medical regulator says it is turning to the courts in an effort to compel four physicians to co-operate with its investigations into their practices regarding COVID-19, including the issuance of medical... Read more »

Ontario to offer COVID-19 boosters to everyone 12 and up, with those 70-plus eligible this week

Ontario plans to eventually offer booster doses of COVID-19 vaccines to all residents, officials said Wednesday, with the next priority groups able to start booking appointments starting this week. Those select groups,... Read more »

Ontario expands eligibility for COVID-19 vaccine boosters to 2.75M more people

Dr. Kieran Moore, Ontario’s chief medical officer of health, is scheduled to hold a news conference at 1 p.m. ET. You can watch it live in this story. Ontario plans to eventually... Read more »

Ontario to provide details today on rollout of COVID-19 vaccine booster shots

Ontario’s chief medical officer of health will reveal details on Wednesday of the province’s plan to roll out COVID-19 booster shots, the government says. Dr. Kieran Moore is set to hold a news... Read more »

Ontario hiring new LTC inspections staff as 269 new COVID-19 cases reported

The provincial government announced Tuesday that it is spending $20 million this year to hire 193 new inspections staff and launch a proactive inspections program in Ontario’s long-term care homes. Proactive inspections were... Read more »