Author Archives: Ontario Government

Ontario supporting transfers to long-term care homes

The Ontario government is responding to the recent rapid rise in hospitalizations with measures that will add capacity to the health care system. “The third wave of COVID-19 is putting unprecedented pressure on Ontario’s hospitals, requiring immediate action,” said Dr. Merrilee Fullerton, Minister of Long-Term Care. “My ministry is working with our partners at the Ministry of Health and Ontario ...

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Ontario Confirms First Case of Rare AstraZeneca-linked Blood Clotting

Today, Dr. David Williams, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, issued the following statement on the province’s first confirmed case of vaccine-induced immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia (VITT) in a patient after receiving the AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD vaccine: “We have confirmed the first case of the rare blood clotting condition known as vaccine-induced immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia (VITT) in Ontario. The patient is a male ...

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L’Ontario confirme le premier cas de coagulation sanguine rare liée à l’AstraZeneca

Aujourd’hui, le Dr David Williams, médecin hygiéniste en chef de l’Ontario, a publié la déclaration suivante concernant le premier cas confirmé dans la province de thrombocytopénie thrombotique immunitaire induite par un vaccin (TTIV) chez un patient ayant reçu le vaccin d’AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD : « Nous avons confirmé le premier cas de thrombocytopénie thrombotique immunitaire induite par un vaccin (TTIV), une maladie rare de ...

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Statement from Ontario’s Finance Minister on Canada’s Budget 2021

Peter Bethlenfalvy, Ontario’s Minister of Finance and President of the Treasury Board, issued the following statement in response to the release of the federal budget: “Over the past year, we have valued the level of partnership between Ontario and the federal government in order to support the people of Ontario during this unprecedented time. From the Safe Restart Agreement to ...

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L’Ontario élargit en toute sécurité l’âge d’admissibilité pour le vaccin d’AstraZeneca contre la COVID-19 aux 40 ans et plus

Aujourd’hui, le Dr David Williams, médecin hygiéniste en chef de l’Ontario, a publié la déclaration suivante pour élargir l’admissibilité à la vaccination contre la COVID-19 dans les pharmacies et les installations de soins primaires aux personnes âgées de 40 ans et plus : « À compter de mardi 20 avril 2021, l’Ontario offrira le vaccin d’AstraZeneca contre la COVID-19 aux particuliers âgés de 40 ans et ...

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Ontario Safely Expands Age Eligibility for AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine to 40+

Today, Dr. David Williams, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, issued the following statement to expand COVID-19 vaccination eligibility at pharmacies and primary care settings to individuals aged 40 and over: “Starting Tuesday, April 20, 2021, Ontario will offer the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to individuals aged 40 and over at pharmacy and primary care settings across the province. As we ...

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Ontario implementing Stronger Enforcement, Travel Restrictions, Public Health Measures to Stop the Spread of COVID-19

The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts, is strengthening enforcement of the province’s Stay-at-Home order while imposing new travel restrictions and further strengthening public health measures. These urgent actions are targeted at stopping the rapid growth in COVID-19 case rates and relieving mounting pressures on the province’s health care system. Details ...

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Retour à l’apprentissage à distance dans les écoles de l’Ontario après le congé d’avril

Le gouvernement de l’Ontario, en consultation avec le médecin-hygiéniste en chef, impose un retour à l’apprentissage à distance dans les écoles primaires et secondaires pendant deux semaines après le congé d’avril. Cette décision difficile a été prise en raison de l’augmentation rapide des cas de COVID-19, des risques croissants que représentent les variants de la COVID-19 pour la population et ...

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Ontario Moves Schools to Remote Learning Following Spring Break

The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, has made the difficult decision to move elementary and secondary schools to remote learning following the April break. This move has been made in response to the rapid increase in COVID-19 cases, the increasing risks posed to the public by COVID-19 variants, and the massive spike in hospital ...

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Ontario Issues Two Emergency Orders to support Health System Response During Third Wave of COVID-19

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In response to the recent and rapid rise in hospitalizations, ICU admissions and the threat to the province’s critical care capacity, the Ontario government is issuing two emergency orders under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA). These orders will maximize system capacity, ensuring that hospitals have the resources required to provide care for patients and save lives. These temporary emergency ...

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L’Ontario émet deux ordonnances d’urgence pour soutenir la réponse du système de santé au cours de la troisième vague de COVID-19

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En réaction à la récente hausse rapide des hospitalisations, des admissions aux soins intensifs et à la menace pour la capacité des soins aux malades en phase critique de la province, le gouvernement de l’Ontario émet deux décrets d’urgence en vertu de la Loi sur la protection civile et la gestion des situations d’urgence. Ces décrets maximiseront la capacité du ...

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Les écoles resteront ouvertes à mesure que les travailleurs de l’éducation deviendront admissibles aux vaccins

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Le gouvernement de l’Ontario introduit de nouvelles mesures pour protéger les écoles contre la COVID-19, y compris une formation d’appoint, le nettoyage renforcé et le dépistage pour les élèves et le personnel asymptomatiques. Alors que ces nouvelles mesures sont introduites, le gouvernement commencera à offrir des vaccins aux travailleurs de l’éducation pendant le congé d’avril. « Rien n’est plus important que ...

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Schools will remain open as education workers become eligible for vaccines

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The Ontario government is introducing new measures to protect schools against COVID-19 which include refresher training, enhanced cleaning and asymptomatic testing. As these new measures are being introduced, the government will begin offering registration for vaccinations to education workers during the spring break. “Nothing is more important than keeping Ontario’s schools safe and open for students, staff and their families,” ...

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Ontario Enacts Provincial Emergency and Stay-at-Home Order

The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts, is immediately declaring a third provincial emergency under s 7.0.1 (1) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMPCA). These measures are being taken in response to the rapid increase in COVID-19 transmission, the threat on the province’s hospital system capacity, and the increasing risks posed to ...

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Ontario Goes into Lockdown for at Least Four Weeks

The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts, is imposing a provincewide emergency brake as a result of an alarming surge  in case numbers and COVID-19 hospitalizations across the province. The provincewide emergency brake will be effective Saturday, April 3, 2021, at 12:01 a.m. and the government intends to keep this in place for at ...

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