WELLINGTON COUNTY - WDGPH medical officer of health actively encouraging businesses and organizations to embrace a regionalized “certificate” system in absence of a provincially led vaccine passport.
Despite major seniors’ care providers mandating staff vaccinations, policies at local homes remain unchanged
WELLINGTON COUNTY - Canada's biggest seniors' care providers are mandating staff vaccinations, but local providers are keeping policies in line with provincial requirements.
WDGPH cleared to administer Moderna vaccine to adolescents aged 12 to 17
WELLINGTON COUNTY - Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health is cleared to administer first and second doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to adolescents between the ages of 12 and 17 following Health Canada's approval for its expanded use on Aug. 27.
Vaxxed versus unvaxxed battle heats up on the home front
GUELPH – The Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington (CMHAWW) is bracing for the next mental health surge – the rift that’s forming in families and workplaces where there’s a mix of members vaccinated and unvaccinated against COVID-19.
Mask requirements remain in place for all UGDSB students
GUELPH – As one part of the board’s health and safety protocols, all Upper Grand District School Board (UGDSB) students, from junior kindergarten to Grade 12+, will continue to be required to wear masks indoors in school, including in hallways and during classes, as well as on school vehicles.
Screening, distancing, masking all featured as school boards release COVID-19 measures in back to school plan
WELLINGTON COUNTY – School boards in the county have released their back-to-school report for the 2021-22 school year detailing the boards’ updated COVID-19 measures as students and parents prepare for another return to classrooms in the pandemic.
Wellington North exploring option of hybrid council meetings
WELLINGTON NORTH – Council here is looking toward eventually conducting meetings in a hybrid format. At a meeting on Aug. 23, council received a report from township staff outlining the township’s ability to host hybrid in-person/virtual meetings.
COVID-19 vaccinations required for all new county employees
WELLINGTON COUNTY – New employees will be required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 under a new policy established by Wellington County.
COVID-19 cases on the rise; 26 new cases over weekend in Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph
WELLINGTON COUNTY – Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health (WDGPH) is reporting 26 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases in the region over the Aug. 20 to 23 weekend – two in Wellington County, nine in Dufferin County and 12 in Guelph.
The land, it beckons: Answering the call of the Yukon
WELLINGTON COUNTY - Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health nurses answered the call to help Yukon public health unit overwhelmed by spreading COVID-19 virus.
School board officials support vaccine policy; unions frustrated by timing
WELLINGTON COUNTY – While local school board officials are supportive of the province's new vaccination policy, some teachers’ unions are frustrated by the short notice.
Mapleton to reopen municipal office, resume in-person council meetings
MAPLETON – The Township of Mapleton will reopen its municipal office and resume in-person council meetings in September.
Public health to begin third dose vaccinations for specific groups Aug. 23
GUELPH – Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health will begin offering third dose COVID-19 vaccinations to a specific population beginning Aug. 23.
Mayor pitches Guelph as perfect home for new Moderna vaccine facility
GUELPH – Following the Government of Canada’s announcement Aug. 10 about reaching an agreement for Moderna, Inc. to build an mRNA vaccine facility in Canada, Guelph is stepping up to open its doors to the leading COVID-19 vaccine developer.
Vaccination status could be election issue
The first few days of Canada’s 44th general election campaign are not only highlighting the differences between party leader’s stances on mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations in this country, but also how voters feel about the issue.