Ontario schools report 286 active COVID-19 cases, 25 in Toronto

Ontario’s public school boards reported 286 active cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday (an increase from the 189 cases reported the previous day), with 109 active cases of COVID-19 reported in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). The Toronto District School Board reported the most cases in the region—25 (18 students and 7 staff) from

Ontario reports 1,145 COVID-19 cases over two days as school set to reopen

Ontario reported 1,145 COVID-19 cases over a two-day period, with 581 cases recorded on Monday and 564 recorded on Tuesday (the province didn’t report COVID-19 case numbers on Monday as it was a statutory holiday). The numbers are moderately lower from the 811 cases reported on Sunday, 944 cases reported on Saturday, and 807 cases

Here’s full breakdown of Ontario’s new COVID-19 vaccine passport system

Ontario Premier Doug Ford today announced his government’s plans to implement a COVID-19 vaccine passport certification program in Ontario, effective Sept. 22. Proof of vaccination will be required to access non-essential businesses across the province, such as indoor bars and restaurants, nightclubs (including outdoor areas of the establishment), meeting and event spaces (such as banquet

The fourth wave COVID playbook

Is a vaccine passport of some sort an inevitability for Ontario? I’ve thought about this a lot. I don’t know if it’s inevitable. But we should at least be prepared. And we should have the infrastructure set up now. So that, if there is a change of mind, we can implement it seamlessly. And it’s

As fourth wave takes hold Ontario reports 486 new COVID-19 cases, 18 deaths

Ontario reported 486 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday (a decrease from the 639 cases reported on Monday)—372 cases are in individuals who are not fully vaccinated or have an unknown vaccination status and 114 are in fully vaccinated individuals. The province also reported 18 new deaths (although 16 of the deaths occurred more than

Seven places for same-day COVID-19 test results in Toronto

Anyone who needs a COVID-19 test who meets the Government of Ontario’s eligibility guidelines can get one at no cost. In the GTA, there are approximately 171 COVID-testing locations, including assessment centres (tests people with symptoms, exposure, or those in certain groups); community labs (tests people with symptoms, exposure, or those in certain groups); and

Ontario reports more than 300 new COVID-19 cases for the first time since June

Ontario reported 340 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday—the highest number reported since June 26, when the province reported 346 infections. The province also recorded 18 new deaths (16 of these deaths occurred more than six weeks ago, but are being reported as part of today’s data, according to the Ministry of Health), bringing the

COVID-19 turned this Toronto couple’s 200-person wedding into a 20-person event on their parents’ driveway

Just weeks before Leah Taylor and Matthew Vendittelli’s wedding, planned for early December of 2020, Toronto announced it would be going into lockdown, and York Region would quickly follow suit. For Taylor, this meant her wedding dress, which was still being shipped to her, wouldn’t be able to be altered when it arrived. It also

All Ontarians 18+ will be eligible for second dose of COVID-19 vaccine by June 28

Ontario is accelerating its vaccine rollout by expanding eligibility for second doses ahead of schedule. Christine Elliott, Ontario’s Minister of Health, and Solicitor General Sylvia Jones announced on Thursday that as of June 28, all Ontarians aged 18 and over who have received their first dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine will be eligible to

How COVID-19 has changed the way law is practiced in Toronto

The COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the global economy cannot be understated. When the coronavirus took hold, we witnessed the world change overnight, leaving almost all of us facing new workplace realities. The legal profession is no different. Digital marketing agency dNOVO Group provides law firms with practice management strategies and web design, helping clients as

Ontario will accelerate second COVID-19 vaccine doses in 7 hot spots

To further stop the spread of COVID-19 and its variants, provincial officials announced on Thursday that they will accelerate second doses of Pfizer or Moderna vaccines in seven hot spot areas where the Delta variant (first discovered in India) is a concern: Halton, Peel, Porcupine, Toronto, Waterloo, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph, and York public health units. As of

City of Toronto cancels every major summer event over COVID-19

Toronto residents woke up this morning to the news that every major event scheduled for the summer has been cancelled. The cancellations, posted at 7 a.m., pertain to every in-person city-led and city-permitted event until at least Sept. 6. The move is to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and help provide “predictability” to event

Ontario reports lowest number of new COVID-19 cases since April 1

Ontario is reporting 2,716 cases of COVID-19 on Monday — its lowest number of new COVID-19 cases in almost six weeks (2,557 cases were reported on April 1).  The province also reported nearly 27,200 tests completed and 19 deaths. The new COVID numbers include 807 new cases in Toronto, 707 in Peel, 294 in York Region,

Ontario reports fewer than 3,000 COVID-19 cases for first time in a month

Ontario reported 2,791 cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, with 25 deaths and over 33,700 tests completed. Today’s numbers are the fewest new cases reported in a single day since April 1 and the first time the provincial number was below 3,000 since April 5. Today’s numbers include 931 new cases reported in Toronto, 653 in

Debate over outdoor activities in Toronto during COVID heats up

Volleyball Canada national team member, Sophie Bukovec, was asked to stop training at Woodbine Beach by a Toronto police officer on Saturday. No fines were issued, but the incident incited heated discussion on COVID-19 restrictions. A photo of the incident posted on Twitter by Canadian Press photojournalist Frank Gunn garnered strong reactions on social media

Toronto partners with Vaccine Hunters Canada to help people access COVID-19 vaccines more quickly

The City of Toronto announced today it has partnered with volunteer-run initiative Vaccine Hunters Canada to help people find COVID-19 vaccine appointments at city-run clinics. In order to speed up the process of securing a vaccine appointment for eligible Toronto residents, the city will be providing Vaccine Hunters with a list of free next-day appointments