Ontario releases back-to-school plan with few details for managing COVID-19 cases, outbreaks

Ontario students will return to the classroom full-time in September with remote learning continuing to be an option, the province confirmed in its official back-to-school strategy — but the plan is thin on details... Read more »

Why Ontario medical experts are sounding the alarm over Alberta’s move to scrap mandatory COVID-19 isolation

Ontario medical experts are sounding the alarm over Alberta’s recent decision to significantly ease its COVID-19 restrictions, warning the move could cause ripple effects across the country — and the globe.  “The thing... Read more »

Peel Region saw 81 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in about a month. None were fully vaccinated

The top doctor of a COVID-19 hot spot in Ontario says data shows that all of the people in the region who were hospitalized recently with COVID-19 had not been fully vaccinated.... Read more »

Online trolls force closure of pro-vaccine Ontario business website

A new website that was set up to provide Ontarians with a list of businesses with fully vaccinated staff or that require customers to show proof of vaccination has shut down, citing... Read more »

Ontario weighing COVID-19 vaccination requirements for certain jobs

Ontario government officials are considering the pros and cons of requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for health-care workplaces, CBC News has learned.  A draft provincial document obtained by CBC News reveals the government is wading... Read more »

Reopening anxiety: experts say shaking lockdown habits will be hard for some

Samantha Yammine felt a wave of anxiety last week before visiting the new coffee shop she’d been eyeing in the neighbourhood. The once seemingly easy task of stepping into a cafe and... Read more »

Ontario’s outgoing chief medical officer says province ‘did a good job’ during rapidly evolving pandemic

Ontario’s retiring chief medical officer of health defended his tenure during the COVID-19 pandemic in a wide-ranging exit interview with CBC’s The National, saying that the complexity of tough issues the government faced... Read more »

Ontario health guidance downplays aerosol spread of COVID-19 — critics say this puts lives at risk

More than a year since she nearly died of COVID-19, registered nurse Rubina Khan is still not sure how she got infected, but she suspects it could be linked to airborne transmission... Read more »

Toronto General Hospital says medical surgical ICU free of COVID-19 for 1st time in more than a year

Toronto General Hospital says its medical surgical intensive care unit is free of infectious COVID-19 patients for the first time since March 26, 2020, and its managers and nurses are celebrating. Denise Morris, a... Read more »

Toronto General Hospital says ICU is free of COVID-19 for 1st time since March 2020

Toronto General Hospital says its medical surgical intensive care unit is free of infectious COVID-19 patients for the first time since March 26, 2020, and its managers and nurses are celebrating. Denise Morris, a... Read more »