What you need to know about Ontario’s new COVID-19 restrictions

Ontario slaps down new restrictions starting Wednesday, and lasting until at least Jan. 26, as a result of escalating case counts from the Omicron variant of COVID-19. Here’s a list of what’s affected: Hospitals Pause all non-emergent and non-urgent surgeries and procedures to safeguard critical care capacity Schools, child care Remote learning until at least […]

Expert: It’s time to rethink self-isolation rules for health-care workers

Hospitals and public health officials may need to rethink their COVID-19 self-isolation policies for vaccinated health-care workers exposed to the virus, one expert says, as the omicron variant threatens already-strained hospitals. St. Joseph’s Health Care London announced Friday 25 staff and doctors are self-isolating after an exposure to a confirmed COVID-19 case. As a result […]

GBHS staff will be put on leave without pay if not vaccinated by Nov. 25

Any Grey Bruce Health Services employees and physicians who aren’t vaccinated against COVID-19 by Nov. 25 will be “put on leave without pay,” hospital spokeswoman Mary Margaret Crapper said Thursday. The rule would not apply to those with an approved medical exemption. “We are considering our next steps,” she added in her emailed response to […]

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