WELLINGTON COUNTY – Sixty-one new COVID-19 cases were reported across the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health (WDGPH) region over the weekend.
Public health warns of fraudulent vaccination appointment texts
GUELPH – Public health officials are warning residents about a COVID-19 vaccination appointment texting scam that aims to obtain their personal information.
Wellington Terrace long-term care staff vaccination rate at 77 per cent
ABOYNE – Staff uptake of COVID-19 vaccines at the Wellington Terrace Long-Term Care Home is slightly better than the province-wide average and much better than alarmingly low levels reported in some regions.
Fire department to use provincial funding for ‘blue card training’, iPads
GUELPH-ERAMOSA – The Guelph-Eramosa fire department is hoping to take advantage of new provincial COVID-19 funding.
Derrick Thomson recognized by OMAA
MINTO – Town CAO Derrick Thomson was recently recognized with an award from the Ontario Municipal Administrators Association (OMAA).
Optimist Club of Moorefield make donation to Drayton Food Bank
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Optimist Club of Moorefield have not been able to hold…
Most Canadians still spending less a year after emergency declared
OTTAWA - Payments Canada recently released the data on Canadian payment trends since the onset of COVID-19, showing that spending below pre-pandemic levels continues, and that Canadians demonstrate an ongoing reluctance to handle cash, payment terminals and ATMs.
Move to orange level will impact recreation, facility rentals in township: Milne
GUELPH-ERAMOSA – The region’s move into the province’s orange COVID-19 zone will likely have a significant impact on recreation and facility rentals here.
Province provides recovery funds to public hospitals
SCARBOROUGH - The Ontario government is providing over $1.2 billion to help Ontario’s public hospitals recover from financial pressures created and worsened by COVID-19. This investment will ensure hospitals can continue to provide the high-quality patient care Ontarians need and deserve.
New mental health and wellness supports for CAS-involved youth
WELLINGTON COUNTY – Parents and youth involved with the Children’s Aid Society now have additional mental health resources to support them in the pandemic.
U of G scientists concerned about extended interval between COVID-19 vaccine doses
GUELPH – A group of virologists and immunologists at the University of Guelph wants the provincial government to put the brakes on its directive to extend to four months the period between doses of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines.
Twelve schools in region reporting active COVID-19 cases
WELLINGTON COUNTY – As of March 24, 12 schools in the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health (WDGPH) region, including two in Wellington County, are reporting active COVID-19 cases.
Mount Forest Fireworks Festival cancelled again due to pandemic
MOUNT FOREST – For the second year in a row, the Mount Forest Fireworks Festival has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Officials announced the cancellations of the event, set for July 15 to 19, in a March 22 statement.
Public health reports 54 new COVID-19 cases in region over weekend
WELLINGTON COUNTY – There were seven new COVID-19 cases reported in Wellington County over the weekend (March 19 to 21) – and 54 across the region. The county also recorded its 35th COVID-related death, a 65-year-old woman who passed away on March 16.
WDGPH region moving to province’s orange COVID-19 alert level on Monday
GUELPH — It turns out the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health (WDGPH) will move to the orange level of the province's COVID-19 framework on March 22 after all.