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  • Decade: 2020-2029
  • October 29, 2021: Approximately 20 staff at Ross Memorial Hospital could be placed on unpaid leave on Monday due to vaccine mandate
    Vanmeer, Pamela, Kawartha411.ca, 29 Oct 2021     Hospital officials say roughly 98 per cent of the 1,000 staff have indicated they are fully vaccinated, leaving approximately 20 staff who are either unvaccinated or have not provided vaccine status.
    Vanmeer, Pamela, Kawartha411.ca, 29 Oct 2021   Hospital officials say roughly 98 per cent of the 1,000 staff have ...
  • October 28, 2021: Ontario extending temporary wage increase for personal support workers
    Vanmeer, Pamela, Kawartha411.ca, 28 Oct 2021     In October 2020, Ontario announced it would temporarily enhance wages for personal support workers and direct support workers to help stabilize, attract and retain the workforce needed to provide a high level of care during the COVID-19 pandemic. This latest temporary wage increase builds on the government’s previous wage enhancement ...
    Vanmeer, Pamela, Kawartha411.ca, 28 Oct 2021   In October 2020, Ontario announced it would temporarily enhance wages for personal ...
  • November 30, 2021: School board won't use any of its $2.7 million surplus this year to help students to catch up from pandemic closures
    Vanmeer, Pamela, Kawartha411.ca, 30 Nov 2021     Given that students have had disrupted learning for the past two years with schools being closed for months at a time some think the money might be well spent on helping kids catch up. Teachers have told us the curriculum hasn’t changed and they are expected to get the kids ...
    Vanmeer, Pamela, Kawartha411.ca, 30 Nov 2021   Given that students have had disrupted learning for the past two years ...
  • November 28, 2021: Former Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock MP on vacation in South Africa impacted by new travel bans
    Vanmeer, Pamela, Kawartha411.ca, 28 Nov 2021     The former MPP found himself in South Africa when the Omicron variant exploded and many countries closed the boarders to travelers coming from South Africa.
    Vanmeer, Pamela, Kawartha411.ca, 28 Nov 2021   The former MPP found himself in South Africa when the Omicron variant ...
  • November 25, 2021: School board sending COVID testing kits home for the holidays
    Winter, Kirk, Lindsay Advocate, 25 Nov 2021     “All students will be provided a rapid screening kit with five tests for use over the holidays,” director of education Wes Hahn told trustees at the November 23 board meeting. “The use of the tests will be voluntary and does not replace the PCR testing, but it provides a good ...
    Winter, Kirk, Lindsay Advocate, 25 Nov 2021   “All students will be provided a rapid screening kit with five tests ...
  • November 24, 2021: "You are crushing my dreams" - Some parents say vaccine mandates are hurting kids
    Vanmeer, Pamela, Kawartha411.ca, 24 Nov 2021     A local child has been barred from playing hockey and taking swimming lessons because his mother is unable to be vaccinated, according to a lifelong doctor's note. The child's mother asserts that being unable to participate in his favourite sports is negatively affecting his mental health.
    Vanmeer, Pamela, Kawartha411.ca, 24 Nov 2021   A local child has been barred from playing hockey and taking swimming ...
  • November 24, 2021: Mass vaccination clinics are back
    City of Kawartha Lakes, City of Kawartha Lakes, 29 Nov 2021     Anyone born in 2016 or earlier is now eligible to get vaccinated for a first or second dose of the vaccine.
    City of Kawartha Lakes, City of Kawartha Lakes, 29 Nov 2021   Anyone born in 2016 or earlier is now eligible to get vaccinated ...
  • November 22, 2021: Kawarthas health unit hosting virtual session to answer
parents’ question about COVID-19 vaccine for kids
        The online information session is designed to provide parents with information about the vaccine, how to prepare children for vaccination, potential side effects of the vaccine, and the ways to book a vaccination appointment.
      The online information session is designed to provide parents with information about ...
  • November 22, 2021: Ross Memorial Hospital implements COVID-19 vaccination policy for visitors
    Kawartha Lakes This Week, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 22 Nov 2021     Exceptions to vaccine requirements for visitors include parents/ guardians of patients under 18 years of age, visitors of patients near end of life, and birthing partners, among other exceptions.
    Kawartha Lakes This Week, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 22 Nov 2021   Exceptions to vaccine requirements for visitors include parents/ guardians of patients under ...
  • November 21, 2021: Health inspectors committed to enforcing Reopening Ontario Act in Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland
    Whitnall, Catherine, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 21 Nov 2021     Despite significant pressures placed on public health inspectors; workloads, the local health unit continues to enforce the provincial Reopening Ontario Act regulations.
    Whitnall, Catherine, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 21 Nov 2021   Despite significant pressures placed on public health inspectors; workloads, the local health ...
  • November 18, 2021: Health unit urges people to fully vaccinate to limit COVID-19 case surge in Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland
    Whitnall, Catherine, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 18 Nov 2021     The local health unit's case rate sits at 6.9 per 100 000 people with a test positivity rate of 0. 7 percent. There are presently no outbreaks.
    Whitnall, Catherine, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 18 Nov 2021   The local health unit's case rate sits at 6.9 per 100 000 ...
  • November 18, 2021: Province providing take-home rapid antigen COVID tests to all public schools ahead of Christmas break, implementing new school restrictions for 2022
    Vanmeer, Pamela, Kawartha411.ca, 18 Nov 2021     The provincial government announced it is distributing 11 million rapid antigen screening tests to all public schools ahead of the December break to add an additional layer of protection over the holiday period and as students return to school in January.
    Vanmeer, Pamela, Kawartha411.ca, 18 Nov 2021   The provincial government announced it is distributing 11 million rapid antigen screening ...
  • November 15, 2021: COVID cases remain low at Kawartha Lakes schools
    Winter, Kirk, Lindsay Advocate, 15 Nov 2021     Normalcy is slowly returning to TLDSB schools, with barriers being taken down and classroom recycling resuming.
    Winter, Kirk, Lindsay Advocate, 15 Nov 2021   Normalcy is slowly returning to TLDSB schools, with barriers being taken down ...
  • November 4, 2021: Health unit opening mass immunization clinics again to meet expected demand for COVID-19 vaccine
    Vanmeer, Pamela, Kawartha411.ca, 4 Nov 2021     Previously, the government had called for all residents of long-term care, First Nations eldercare lodges and retirement home to get a third dose as well as particular groups of immunocompromised individuals. Anticipating the demand for third doses and the provincial announcement of eligibility for children aged five to eleven, the ...
    Vanmeer, Pamela, Kawartha411.ca, 4 Nov 2021   Previously, the government had called for all residents of long-term care, First ...
  • November 3, 2021: Lindsay hospital lays off 19 staff for failing to meet mandatory COVID-19 vaccination deadline
    Whitnall, Catherine, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 3 Nov 2021     In alignment with provincial directives, Ross Memorial Hospital employees and contract staff who did not submit proof of full vaccination or an acceptable medical exemption by November 1st were to be placed on an unpaid leave of absence.
    Whitnall, Catherine, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 3 Nov 2021   In alignment with provincial directives, Ross Memorial Hospital employees and contract staff ...
  • November 3, 2021: Ontario government says it will not make vaccination mandatory for hospital staff
    Vanmeer, Pamela, Kawartha411.ca, 3 Nov 2021     Premier Ford states that the rates of vaccination among hospital staff is more than 95%, with those unvaccinated undergoing frequent testing, which makes it possible to manage any possible outbreak and quickly contain it. He cites instances of similar vaccine mandates in British Columbia and Quebec, creating staffing shortages which ...
    Vanmeer, Pamela, Kawartha411.ca, 3 Nov 2021   Premier Ford states that the rates of vaccination among hospital staff is ...
  • November 3, 2021: Ontario expands eligibility for third doses of COVID-19 vaccine
    Vanmeer, Pamela, Kawartha411.ca, 3 Nov 2021     The local health unit's medical officer of health says the administration of third doses will not impact the definition of being fully vaccinated. She says two doses are still considered fully vaccinated.
    Vanmeer, Pamela, Kawartha411.ca, 3 Nov 2021   The local health unit's medical officer of health says the administration of ...
  • November 1, 2021: Catholic school board sends letter to province regarding mandatory COVID-19 shots
    Whitnall, Catherine, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 1 Nov 2021     While the local Catholic school board calls on the province to mandate vaccines for students, trustees express concern that such mandates could be contributing to current staffing shortages in schools as well as with bus drivers.
    Whitnall, Catherine, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 1 Nov 2021   While the local Catholic school board calls on the province to mandate ...
  • January 16, 2022: Return to school plan outlined in TLDSB
    Winter, Kirk, Lindsay Advocate, 16 Jan 2022     The director of education told trustees that senior staff and administrators hope for the best possible transition from virtual learning to in-person learning. The director also states that since January 3, decisions have been and will be dictated by the reality of increasing cases of Omicron and increasing cases of ...
    Winter, Kirk, Lindsay Advocate, 16 Jan 2022   The director of education told trustees that senior staff and administrators hope ...
  • January 16, 2022: Winter storm forces cancellation of Jan. 17 vaccination clinics
    Whitnall, Catherine, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 16 Jan 2022     The local health unit cancelled clinics planned to take place at the Lindsay Exhibition grounds, the Coburg Community Centre, and the Keeler Centre in light of predictions by Environment Canada that significant snow is expected to fall overnight Sunday and into Monday.
    Whitnall, Catherine, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 16 Jan 2022   The local health unit cancelled clinics planned to take place at the ...
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