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January 26: Daily COVID Update

The health unit provides reports from Monday to Saturday, excluding statutory holidays. Confirmed positive: 825, including 413 in Kawartha Lakes, ...

January 26: Daily COVID Update
January 26: Ontario government extends state of emergency until February 9

The Ontario government extended the province's state of emergency on January 26, 2021. This second state of emergency was first declared on January ...

January 26: Ontario government extends state of emergency until February 9
January 26: A third person at a Lindsay nursing home has died from COVID-19

A third resident at Lindsay's Caressant Care McLaughlin Road Nursing Home lost their battle with COVID-19. The residence reported 22 positive ...

January 26: A third person at a Lindsay nursing home has died from COVID-19
January 26: Catching a cold is still possible, even with exceptional hygiene - health unit

The health unit explained that although we were practicing greater personal hygiene to prevent COVID-19, colds were still possible as there were more ...

January 26: Catching a cold is still possible, even with exceptional hygiene - health unit
January 25: First batch of COVID-19 vaccine arrives at local health unit

The health unit in Kawartha Lakes received 700 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, which was first rolled out at Pinecrest Nursing Home in ...

January 25: First batch of COVID-19 vaccine arrives at local health unit
January 25: Here's what the Pfizer shortage means for Ontario

The Ontario government announced new plans for vaccine allocation as a result of the delivery shortage of Pfizer-BioNTech doses across Canada, highly ...

January 25: Here's what the Pfizer shortage means for Ontario
January 25: Words While We Wait

With National Poetry month approaching in April, the City announced a temporary public art project to help build a sense of place and shared ...

January 25: Words While We Wait
January 25: Post secondary students concerned about work placements impacted by coronavirus

A local online post-secondary nursing student recounts their concerns about disrupted work placements still delaying graduation and accreditation ...

January 25: Post secondary students concerned about work placements impacted by coronavirus
January 25: Daily COVID Update

The health unit provides reports from Monday to Saturday, excluding statutory holidays. These numbers are for January 24 and 25. Confirmed ...

January 25: Daily COVID Update
January 25: One year of COVID-19 - What we do and don't know on the anniversary of Ontario's first case

It's been one year since Ontario reported Canada's first case of COVID-19. The patient, treated at Sunnybrook Hospital, was a 56-year-old Toronto man ...

January 25: One year of COVID-19 - What we do and don't know on the anniversary of Ontario's first case
January 25: Ross Memorial Hospital and paramedics deployed to assist with outbreak at Caressant Care in Lindsay

Ross Memorial Hospital and city paramedics were deployed to Caressant Care Nursing Home on McLaughlin street, Lindsay, to support the resident ...

January 25: Ross Memorial Hospital and paramedics deployed to assist with outbreak at Caressant Care in Lindsay
January 24: Coronavirus outbreak declared at second Caressant Care facility in Lindsay

The local health unit declared a coronavirus outbreak at Caressant Care Retirement Home at 240 Mary Street West in Lindsay. The number of cases at ...

January 24: Coronavirus outbreak declared at second Caressant Care facility in Lindsay
January 24: Kawartha Lakes offering winter shelter for people with nowhere to go

Kawartha Lakes was awarded funding by United Way Simcoe Muskoka as part of the Reaching Home - Rural and Remote/COVID-19 round two funding to provide ...

January 24: Kawartha Lakes offering winter shelter for people with nowhere to go
January 23: Local students will need to wears masks outside, during recess and breaks when school resumes

The local public school board sent out a list of new health and safety measures put in place along with a list of reminders about previous measures ...

January 23: Local students will need to wears masks outside, during recess and breaks when school resumes
January 23: Daily COVID Update

The health unit provides reports from Monday to Saturday, excluding statutory holidays. Confirmed positive: 794, including 392 in Kawartha Lakes, ...

January 23: Daily COVID Update
January 22: No vaccine available until February, says local health unit

The local health unit was primed and ready for a massive COVID-19 vaccination program across their catchment area, but one crucial element was ...

January 22: No vaccine available until February, says local health unit
January 22: Three additional cases of coronavirus at Caressant Care on McLaughlin Road in Lindsay

Three new cases at Caressant Care McLaughlin Long-term care home in Lindsay were reported by the local health unit. This made for a total of 36 ...

January 22: Three additional cases of coronavirus at Caressant Care on McLaughlin Road in Lindsay
January 22: Daily COVID Update

The health unit provides reports from Monday to Saturday, excluding statutory holidays. Confirmed positive: 788, including 387 in Kawartha Lakes, ...

January 22: Daily COVID Update
January 22: Kawartha Care offers more services, hours in 2021

Kawartha Lakes Wellness Centre made it easier for clients to obtain help amidst the pandemic by improving their services and offerings for 2021.

January 22: Kawartha Care offers more services, hours in 2021
January 22: Health unit offers clarity on COVID-19 restrictions on businesses

Businesses were urged to continue to maintain the regulations imposed by the province in order to reduce and contain the spread of the coronavirus.

January 22: Health unit offers clarity on COVID-19 restrictions on businesses
January 22: 'Evidence is now overwhelming' - 3 things to know about airborne COVID-19

A roundup of the research that acknowledged that the transmission of COVID-19 was possible via aerosolized respiratory microdroplets that could ...

January 22: 'Evidence is now overwhelming' - 3 things to know about airborne COVID-19
January 22: Pandemic Update insert included in January interim tax bills

A city pandemic update was included as part of the tax insert document sent to homes with interim property tax bills in January 2021 and was also ...

January 22: Pandemic Update insert included in January interim tax bills
January 22: Some local grocery stores turning away those who can't shop alone

Multiple Kawartha Lakes residents reported being turned away from local grocery stores, notably Loblaws, for not coming to the store. In many cases, ...

January 22: Some local grocery stores turning away those who can't shop alone
January 22: Pandemic possibly linked to healthier police force

The Kawartha Lakes Police Service had to shell out extra cash in 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but, interestingly, it wasn't to cover an ...

January 22: Pandemic possibly linked to healthier police force
May 1: A postmorten of Pinecrest - How systemic flaws led to a tragedy at a Bobcaygeon nursing home

Twenty-nine people died during Ontario's first major COVID-19 outbreak at a long-term care facility. Who were they? How did their chaotic final weeks ...

May 1: A postmorten of Pinecrest - How systemic flaws led to a tragedy at a Bobcaygeon nursing home
January 21: Kawartha health unit 'ready to go' when region receives COVID-19 vaccine

The Haliburton, Kawartha Pine Ridge District (HKPR) Health Unit completed a COVID-19 vaccine program and planned to submit it to Ontario’s health ...

January 21: Kawartha health unit 'ready to go' when region receives COVID-19 vaccine
January 21: TLDSB recognizes no mandatory online training occurred for local teachers

Earlier in January 2021, the local public school board distributed a memo from the Ministry of Education telling parents that all teachers in Ontario ...

January 21: TLDSB recognizes no mandatory online training occurred for local teachers
January 21: Health unit believes schools safe to return during provincial lockdown

Despite hundreds of new COVID-19 cases still being reported across the province daily, the local health unit believed that one of the best places for ...

January 21: Health unit believes schools safe to return during provincial lockdown
January 21: Situation at Caressant Care on McLaughlin Road in Lindsay worsening

The Kawartha Lakes health unit confirmed that there were a total of 33 positive COVID-19 cases at the Caressant Care Long-term home in Lindsay. ...

January 21: Situation at Caressant Care on McLaughlin Road in Lindsay worsening
January 21: Daily COVID Update

The health unit provides reports from Monday to Saturday, excluding statutory holidays. Confirmed positive: 775, including 342 in Kawartha Lakes, ...

January 21: Daily COVID Update
January 21: Rude Awakening Granola launches online cooking show

Connie Powers, Rude Awakening Granola owner, looked for ways of connecting to others in their home kitchen during COVID-19 and wanted to share more ...

January 21: Rude Awakening Granola launches online cooking show
January 20: It's 'all hands on deck' as health unit prepares for February vaccine roll out

The Kawartha Lakes health unit has a plan; all that's missing is the COVID-19 vaccine.

January 20: It's 'all hands on deck' as health unit prepares for February vaccine roll out
January 20: Coronavirus outbreak at Caressant Care in Lindsay surges to eight positive cases

As of the morning of January 20, the number of positive cases of coronavirus had grown from four on January 19 to eight. The results were for six ...

January 20: Coronavirus outbreak at Caressant Care in Lindsay surges to eight positive cases
January 20: Kawartha Lakes students back to school Monday

Many parents in Kawartha Lakes were overjoyed to hear that their school-aged children who attended in-person learning before the 2020 Christmas ...

January 20: Kawartha Lakes students back to school Monday
January 20: Daily COVID Update

The health unit provides reports from Monday to Saturday, excluding statutory holidays. Confirmed positive: 735, including 342 in Kawartha Lakes, ...

January 20: Daily COVID Update
January 20: Kawartha Lakes residents invited to 'Jump In' to 2021 budget talks

To help keep residents in the loop, the City held a special council meeting on January 26, 2021 to share details on the 2021 budget and residents ...

January 20: Kawartha Lakes residents invited to 'Jump In' to 2021 budget talks
January 19: School board reports show education stressors are piling up

Reports made by multiple Trillium Lakelands District School Board officials indicated a system that, while working hard to provide the best available ...

January 19: School board reports show education stressors are piling up
January 19: Funding available for local horse businesses impacted by COVID-19

A new Equine Hardship Program hoped to give local businesses financial breathing room as the COVID-19 pandemic continued to run full speed ahead.

January 19: Funding available for local horse businesses impacted by COVID-19
January 19: Caressant Care outbreak grows to 4 cases in Lindsay, main streets like ghost towns, and unique contraption helps Fenelon Falls resident

COVID-19 cases grew to four confirmed cases at the Caressant Care Long-Term Care Home in Lindsay. Main streets in Bobcaygeon and Lindsay were ...

January 19: Caressant Care outbreak grows to 4 cases in Lindsay, main streets like ghost towns, and unique contraption helps Fenelon Falls resident
January 19: Daily COVID Update

The health unit provides reports from Monday to Saturday, excluding statutory holidays. Confirmed positive: 730, including 338 in Kawartha Lakes, ...

January 19: Daily COVID Update

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