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Parents pull children out of daycares in Ontario due to recent COVID testing changes

Parents pull children out of daycares in Ontario due to recent COVID testing changes

TORONTO — Karen Aagaard wanted to send her daughter back to daycare this week but decided to keep her toddler home.
Bearskin Lake First Nation waiting for military help after COVID-19 outbreak

Bearskin Lake First Nation waiting for military help after COVID-19 outbreak

A First Nation in northern Ontario is waiting for military assistance a week after declaring an emergency over a COVID-19 outbreak that has now infected nearly half of its 400 residents.
Ontario to accelerate boosters for child care, school staff, enhance safety measures

Ontario to accelerate boosters for child care, school staff, enhance safety measures

Amid growing calls from teachers, child-care workers, parents and opposition politicians, the Ontario government announced Thursday that it would be accelerating booster shots for school and child-care staff to help protect them and the children they
Ontario long-term care homes see staff absences of 20 to 30 per cent amid outbreaks

Ontario long-term care homes see staff absences of 20 to 30 per cent amid outbreaks

Ontario long-term care homes are looking to recruit restaurant workers and family caregivers to help run daily operations as the Omicron variant drives up staff shortages and outbreak numbers.
Shorter isolation allowed in Ontario if two rapid tests come back negative

Shorter isolation allowed in Ontario if two rapid tests come back negative

TORONTO — Rapid antigen COVID-19 tests won't be available to the general Ontario population for the next little while amid a supply crunch and an ongoing virus surge — but people with the means to access them can get out of virus-related isolation so
Ontario hospitals urge pregnant people to get vaccine, cite infant COVID admissions

Ontario hospitals urge pregnant people to get vaccine, cite infant COVID admissions

A group of Ontario hospitals is urging pregnant people to get vaccinated against COVID-19, citing recent infant hospitalizations due to the disease.
Schools shift to virtual learning in Ontario amid surge in COVID-19 cases

Schools shift to virtual learning in Ontario amid surge in COVID-19 cases

Students across Ontario logged in to virtual classrooms as a new school term began Wednesday, triggering renewed frustration for some families who said their children have a tough time with remote learning.
Businesses wants more government support amid latest Ontario COVID shutdown

Businesses wants more government support amid latest Ontario COVID shutdown

TORONTO — Ontario businesses were hit with another round of pandemic-related closures and capacity restrictions Wednesday, but details of financial support remained scant as the measures took effect.
Ontario hospital closing health centre in Niagara region due to staff shortage

Ontario hospital closing health centre in Niagara region due to staff shortage

TORONTO — A hospital network in the Niagara region is shutting down one of its urgent care centres to redeploy doctors and nurses to emergency departments amid worsening staff shortages and rising COVID-19 admissions.

GO Transit to reduce train, bus service due to COVID-19 related staffing shortages

GO Transit says staffing shortages caused by the Omicron variant of COVID-19 have prompted cancellations over the holidays, with additional service reductions planned in the coming days.