The employment status of a Durham, Ont. doctor who tested positive for the UK variant of COVID-19 is under review at two long-term homes where she has worked after she was charged with allegedly misleading public health officials about how she may have caught the highly-contagious strain.
A group of medical experts that have been advising the Ford government on the safe operation of schools say that the suspension of in-person learning should be "a last resort for pandemic control" given the "significant negative impact" that last year's prolonged closure had on children.
An Ontario cabinet minister is acknowledging that the government's pandemic pleas are "falling on deaf ears" due to COVID-19 fatigue and cautioned that the length of the lockdown will depend on adherence to the public health protocols.
Residents of Ontario long-term care homes described the devastating impact of the prolonged isolation brought on by the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic as they testified before an independent commission earlier this month.
The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit believes it's possible that a COVID-19 variant found in several swab tests at a Barrie, Ont., long-term care home, where 25 residents have died, may be in the community.
Farmers who employ migrant workers are urging the federal government to waive the negative COVID-19 test result required before the employees can fly to Canada, saying the cost of the tests in certain countries are proving to be a barrier for some.
U.S. President Joe Biden signed 15 executive actions shortly after being sworn on Wednesday, undoing policies put in place by his Republican predecessor, Donald Trump, and making his first moves on the pandemic and climate change.
Ontario's plan to vaccinate the populations of its most remote First Nations communities against COVID-19 faces many challenges, but Indigenous leaders say that earning the trust of the people must be a priority.