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COVID-19: 56 cases now linked to outbreak in Vermilion at Alberta’s Lakeland College

Social gatherings are believed to be largely behind what resulted in a COVID-19 outbreak involving at least 56 cases at Lakeland College’s campus in Vermilion, Alta., according to the post-secondary institution’s president. In an update posted on the school’s website on Friday, Alice Wainwright-Stewart wrote that 45 of the cases are now confirmed to…

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Family visits restricted in southern Sask. health facilities to palliative, end-of-life care

The Saskatchewan Health Authority is restricting family presence and visitation to Level 3 palliative/end-of-life care in its facilities and long-term care homes in Regina, the Southwest and Southeast due to increased risk of COVID-19. Read more: Wastewater samples point to rising COVID-19 variant cases in Saskatoon The SHA stated that Level 3 means that…

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North Bay, Parry Sound, Timiskaming and Porcupine districts moving to COVID-19 yellow-protect zone

The regions that fall under the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit, the Porcupine Health Unit and the Timiskaming Health Unit will move into the yellow-protect zone of Ontario’s COVID-19 response framework on Monday, March 22. The Ontario government said the decision to move the three regions to the yellow zone was made…

Mobile COVID-19 vaccine clinics should visit Toronto buildings with higher senior populations: report

Mobile COVID-19 vaccine clinics should visit Toronto buildings with higher senior populations: report

When it comes to Toronto’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts for seniors, a new report is suggesting officials dispatch mobile clinics to apartment buildings and condos primarily occupied by seniors. The recommendation was contained in a document posted on Ontario’s COVID-19 Science Advisory Table website on Wednesday. The report looks at how best to target seniors…

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AHS says website issues resolved as Alberta begins Phase 2A of COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Alberta Health Services said its online booking system for COVID-19 was back up and running late Monday morning as the province moved on to Phase 2A of its immunization rollout. Just seven minutes before online booking was set to open at 8 a.m. Monday, AHS tweeted that its booking tool launch was being delayed.…

COVID-19 data for Tuesday, March 2.

Coronavirus: 14 new cases, 18 presumed variants for Peterborough and area

Peterborough Public Health reports 14 new cases of COVID-19 in its jurisdiction along with 18 “presumed” variant of concern cases on Tuesday. The data was posted around 4:33 p.m. on the health unit’s daily COVID-19 tracker website. Some of the new cases are linked to the active outbreak declared Saturday at Severn Court Student…