GUELPH – Far from feeling the pandemic is over, most people in Ontario are stressed about what’s next, with 64 per cent worried about new variants and 56% worried about COVID-19 circulating in the population for years to come.
COVID-19 hospitalizations, cases up slightly after weeks of steady decline
WELLINGTON COUNTY - As of Feb. 28, there are 292 known active cases throughout the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health region, with 20 people hospitalized with COVID-19.
Mask mandates to be lifted in schools, public settings simultaneously: Moore
TORONTO – As Ontario moves towards lifting mask mandates in public settings, the provinces top doctor says masking in schools will also be eliminated.
Local proof of vaccination requirement for sports and rec facilities being withdrawn
WELLINGTON COUNTY – To align with a provincial decision to end proof of vaccination…
Province will provide 49,000 HEPA units to schools, child care centres
WELLINGTON COUNTY – The Ontario government is providing additional stand-alone HEPA filter units for schools and child care centres to further protect children against COVID-19.
Centre Wellington set to reopen facilities
CENTRE WELLINGTON – As Ontario enters the next phase of provincial reopening, township facilities will re-open to the public and resume additional services for the community.
Puslinch releases reopening plan coinciding with provincial easing
PUSLINCH – With the recent provincial reopening announcement, the Township of Puslinch is preparing to follow suit.
One-in-three Canadians report struggles with mental health
VANCOUVER - Entering the third year of the pandemic, the picture of mental health in Canada is one of exhaustion and increasing trauma.
Local medical officer of health supports province’s reopening plan
GUELPH – Dr. Nicola Mercer supports the gradual reopening of Ontario and easing of COVID-19 mandates as announced by the province on Feb. 14.
County of Wellington to end state of emergency on March 1
WELLINGTON COUNTY - The local state of emergency will end here on March 1. The County of Wellington announced in a Feb. 22 news release it is ending the state of emergency in consultation with the local medical officer of health.
COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to decline across WDGPH region
WELLINGTON COUNTY - As of Feb. 22, there are 264 known active cases throughout the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health region. As of Feb. 15, there were 18 people hospitalized with COVID-19.
Minto to receive over $175,000 for municipal modernization measures
MINTO – The Town of Minto has been approved for just over $175,000 in new Municipal Modernization Program funding from the province.
County to ease COVID-19 health and safety restrictions March 1
WELLINGTON COUNTY – All county buildings will reopen to the public without proof-of-vaccination requirements and curbside pickup at library branches will be discontinued.
Bridge credits vaccinations for opportunity to relax public health restrictions
MINTO – While he doesn’t believe the pandemic is completely over, Mayor George Bridge said he is pleased about the planned re-opening the local municipal office and relaxation of public health restrictions at municipal recreation facilities here.
Province distributing 44 million free rapid antigen tests
TORONTO – The province is distributing 44 million rapid tests between Feb. 9 and April 6, an eight-week period.