TORONTO - As of July 1, all long-term care homes across the province must have an immunization policy in place, the Ontario government announced on May 31. Staff who opt out of being vaccinated will have to either provide proof of a medical exemption or take an educational program.
WELLINGTON COUNTY – Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health (WDGPH) is reporting 56 new COVID-19 cases over the weekend (May 28 to 30) with active cases sitting at 190 — a far cry from an all-time high of 679 set on April 18.
WELLINGTON COUNTY - Members of county council expressed support for the County of Wellington OPP’s plans to transition from the cancelled School Resource Officer (SRO) program and connect with youth through community-based policing.
WELLINGTON COUNTY – Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health (WDGPH) is advising anyone who has returned to the region from the Baffinland Mary River Mine site in Nunavut since April 30 to immediately begin self-isolation for two weeks due to a COVID-19 outbreak of the B.1.617.2 (India) variant.
WELLINGTON NORTH – Council here has awarded a $2.5-million contract for the Highway 6 Connecting Link project in Arthur. On May 25 council unanimously awarded the Smith/George Street (Highway 6) tender to Steed and Evans at a cost of $2,537,215.
WELLINGTON COUNTY – Wellington County will allocate $460,000 over two years to fund two positions for the Integrated Youth Services Network (IYSN) of Wellington and Guelph. The funding was allocated in response to alarming statistics about youth mental health issues in the county.
MOUNT FOREST – A neighbour has started an online fundraiser to help a family whose apartment was destroyed by fire earlier this week. The family lost everything in the fire and it will be a long time before the apartment will be liveable again.
TORONTO – The Ontario government says it has reached its target of administering first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to 65 per cent of adults ahead of schedule. And as of May 31, the province is moving ahead with second dose appointments, starting with Ontarians over 80 years old.
WELLINGTON COUNTY- Hairstylist Erin Kiers, owner of Hybrid Hair and Detox Spa, put red balloons out front of her Mount Forest store on May 26. She was joined by hairdressers all over the province who are lobbying the Ontario government to allow them to open on June 14.