GUELPH - Zajdlik and Helen Fishburn, CAO of the Canadian Mental Health Association of Waterloo-Wellington, were guests of Guelph Mayor Cam Guthrie’s Mayor’s Event for Mental Health on Oct. 6.
Province easing capacity limits
TORONTO – Effective Oct. 9, the province removed capacity limitations for concert venues, theatres, cinemas, spectator areas of sports facilities, meeting and event spaces, racing tracks, and for studio audiences in television production.
CMHA staff must be fully vaccinated by Dec. 16
GUELPH – After consultation with staff, health care partners, and the community, the Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington (CMHAWW) will require all of its employees, volunteers, students, board members and external contractors to be fully vaccinated “to ensure the strongest level o
WDGPH reporting 42 new COVID-19 cases over weekend
WELLINGTON COUNTY - WDGPH is reporting 42 new COVID-19 cases over the long weekend (Oct. 9 to 12). Active cases sit at 62 throughout the region.
UGDSB offers tips to help your youngest learners feel more comfortable with a mask
GUELPH – As adults we’re getting very used to wearing a mask throughout the day, but as the…
Ice time bookings lost due to vaccination passport mandate
MINTO – Between 20 and 25 per cent of anticipated ice time bookings in local arenas were lost after a vaccination mandate was imposed on indoor recreational facilities by the province.
Staff who don’t comply with vaccine procedures won’t be terminated: school boards
WELLINGTON COUNTY – Local school board officials say while staff members who don’t comply with board vaccination disclosure procedures could be placed on unpaid leave, failing to abide likely won’t result in termination.
County council members all fully vaccinated for COVID-19
GUELPH – There is no vaccine hesitancy among Wellington County councillors.
Province increases access to rapid tests for schools in ‘high risk’ areas
WELLINGTON COUNTY — The local public health unit will be participating in a new provincial program to provide COVID-19 rapid antigen tests to schools and licensed day care centres.
What do vaccine certificate checks and enforcement look like in the county?
WELLINGTON COUNTY - Provincial and local officials will use an education-first approach to enforcement for proof of vaccination requirement to enter select settings.
WDGPH reporting 35 new COVID-19 cases over weekend
WELLINGTON COUNTY - WDGPH is reporting 35 new COVID-19 cases over the weekend (Oct. 2 to 4). Active cases sit at 74 throughout the region.
‘Safety trumps privacy:’ experts say vaccine policies generally aren’t a violation of rights
WELLINGTON COUNTY – When it comes to businesses implementing mandatory vaccination policies, experts say safety outweighs privacy in the context of the pandemic.
Province recommends Pfizer vaccine over Moderna for those under 25
TORONTO - Ontario's top doctor is recommending Pfizer be given to Ontarians aged 18 to 24 following higher incidences of heart-related complications in the age group after receiving a second dose of Moderna.
COVID-19 cases expected in schools until children get vaccinated: Tenenbaum
GUELPH – With COVID-19 cases rising in schools, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health (WDGPH) associate medical officer of health Dr. Matthew Tenenbaum says children aged 11 and under are among the most vulnerable.
Public health updates self-isolation requirements at local level
WELLINGTON COUNTY – Effective immediately, any non-vaccinated person around someone in their household who was exposed to COVID-19, must now remain at home for the same amount of time as the household member who was directly exposed to the virus.