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Ontario Accelerating Boosters for Education and Child Care Staff

Dedicated COVID-19 Booster Clinics for Education and Child Care Staff Will Help Improve Access On January 06, 2022 Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, issued the following statement on additional measures and supports to protect children, staff, and families as Ontario responds to the Omicron variant: “As part of our government’s […]

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Ontario Providing Supports for Small Businesses, Workers and Families

Province’s plan includes $10,000 grant for eligible small businesses and additional electricity-rate relief TORONTO — The Ontario government is providing targeted relief for businesses and people impacted by the current public health measures aimed at blunting the spread of the Omicron variant. As part of this plan, the government is […]

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Celebrating stories of Ontarians: Medal for Major (Retired) Kanwal Sethi

Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell Presents Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers to Recipient Major (Retired) Kanwal Sethi From his early years in rural Kenya in the 1940s and ‘50s, living in villages without plumbing or electricity, Kanwal Sethi came to know the value of volunteering. “When you grow up recognizing that you’re […]

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Temporary COVID-19 Health Measures for Ontario Will Begin Jan. 5

For indoor businesses: Starting January 5, retail settings, including shopping malls, will operate at 50% capacity, and physical distancing will be required in line-ups. Businesses providing personal care services will also be reduced to 50% capacity. Indoor dining will close at restaurants, bars and other food or drink establishments for […]

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Ontario Temporarily Moving to Modified Step 2 of Roadmap to Reopen

Time-limited measures needed to preserve hospital capacity as province continues to accelerate booster dose rollout TORONTO — In response to recent trends that show an alarming increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations, the Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, is temporarily moving the province into Step Two of […]

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Ontario Updates Public Health Measures and Guidance Responding to Omicron

Students Returning to In-Person Learning on January 5, 2022 TORONTO — In response to the highly transmissible Omicron variant, the Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, is taking further action to provide additional protection to high-risk settings, and continue to safeguard hospitals and ICU capacity […]