Category: Education

Ontario considering provincewide stay-at-home order, closing non-essential retail: sources

Global News has learned the Ontario government is currently considering implementing a stay-at-home order and closing non-essential retail businesses provincewide in a bid to slow the spread of COVID-19. Sources told Global News that under the plan still being considered late Tuesday, non-essential retail stores would be limited to curbside pickup. Big-box stores, meanwhile, would […]

COVID-19: Fanshawe College announces postponement of spring convocation ceremonies – London

Fanshawe College announced Tuesday that its planned spring concovation ceremonies would be postponed until further notice as a result of restrictions on indoor gatherings due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Officials with the college say the more than 8,200 graduating students from its London campus will be honoured by way of a virtual graduation celebration webpage […]

Ontario government suggests more COVID-19 restrictions coming, but details not revealed

The Ontario government is poised to impose additional COVID-19 restrictions as the province grapples with rising COVID-19 cases and increased admissions to intensive care units. During separate news conferences on Tuesday, both Premier Doug Ford and Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. David Williams indicated all options are “on the table.” However, they didn’t provide […]

COVID-19: Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph public health to order temporary closure of schools

The medical officer of health for Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph has decided to order the temporary closure of schools in the region effective Wednesday amid a “troubling rise in cases of COVID-19 among children,” officials say. In a news release issued Monday evening, health officials said Dr. Nicola Mercer will issue the order under the Health Protection and […]

Teachers at Niagara Catholic school board will soon be able to receive COVID-19 vaccine

Global News has confirmed educators, school bus drivers and crossing guards with the Niagara Catholic District School Board will soon be able to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. An all-staff memo obtained by Global News scheduled to be issued Tuesday from Director of Education Camillo Cipriano states, “All active full-time, part-time, occasional and casual Niagara Catholic […]

Ontario long-term care ministry asks homes to work on increasing staff COVID-19 vaccine uptake

TORONTO — Ontario long-term care operators are being asked to do more to improve COVID-19 vaccine uptake among staff, with the government recommending on-site vaccinations or paid transportation to clinics. The associate deputy minister of long-term care wrote to licensees last week about next steps for the sector during the pandemic, noting that nearly 80 […]

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