The COVID-19 Assessment Centre is Moving to Serve You Better

It’s been open for weeks, and seen hundreds of people in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the time has unfortunately come for the COVID-19 Assessment Clinic to expand. Starting on Monday, the clinic will open in its new home at the Victoria Road Recreation Centre in order to increase capacity, and increase accessibility. Continue reading “The COVID-19 Assessment Centre is Moving to Serve You Better”

City of Guelph Lays Off 601 Employees as Closures Continue

In a move that was perhaps inevitable, the City of Guelph announced Thursday that they are temporarily laying off 601 part-time and casual employees nearly one week after Mayor Cam Guthrie called for a state of emergency, and nearly four weeks after the closure of City facilities began. Continue reading “City of Guelph Lays Off 601 Employees as Closures Continue”

First Death From COVID-19 Confirmed in Guelph

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health confirmed Thursday afternoon that Guelph has lost one of its citizens to COVID-19. This tragic news comes as Ontario closes in on 3,000 cases, and as the number of confirmed fatalities from the pandemic hits 53. Continue reading “First Death From COVID-19 Confirmed in Guelph”

Three Cases of COVID-19 Found at Homewood

We know that there’s COVID-19 at St. Joseph’s Health Centre, we know it’s at Guelph General Hospital too, and now it’s at Homewood Health Centre. The world famous 300-bed mental health and addiction facility has declared an outbreak in one of their programs despite all their precautions. Continue reading “Three Cases of COVID-19 Found at Homewood”

Hospital Looking to Hire 100 New People, Not Looking for Food Dontations

Guelph General Hospital is asking for help beyond the general warnings about social distancing, and covering your face when you talk. If you’re interested, and available, to lend your time and your energy to the Hospital under these difficult circumstances, they want you to know that they’re hiring as many as 100 people for a wide variety of positions, day and night, full-time and part-time. Continue reading “Hospital Looking to Hire 100 New People, Not Looking for Food Dontations”

RECAP: Economic Questions Answered in Virtual Chamber Town Hall

With so many different questions, and so many different concerns about the economic fallout of the COVID-19 epidemic, the Guelph Chamber of Commerce gathered our city’s political leaders, virtually of course, to offer some answers. On Tuesday, Mayor Cam Guthrie, MPP Mike Schreiner, and MP Lloyd Longfield took your questions in a new form of public engagement. Continue reading “RECAP: Economic Questions Answered in Virtual Chamber Town Hall”

Employee at Guelph No Frills Store Comes Down with COVID-19

For the second time in two days, an employee at a Guelph grocery store has been diagnosed with COVID-19. It’s the latest case for the Royal City as the global pandemic continues to collect newly inflicted people at breakneck pace, and as medical authorities in Ontario continue to call for people to do everything they can to stay away from each other. Continue reading “Employee at Guelph No Frills Store Comes Down with COVID-19”

Local Longo’s Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

Grocery stores have been called essential services by the Provincial government, which is why the workers there are vulnerable to catching COVID-19. It’s happened before, and now it’s happened in Guelph, specifically at the Clair Road location of Longo’s. According to a company press release, a worker at Longo’s Guelph has tested positive for COVID-19, but the chain’s owner is saying that they’re handling it. Continue reading “Local Longo’s Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19”

Q&A with Mayor Guthrie About the State of Emergency

On Thursday night, Mayor Cam Guthrie called a state of emergency in the City of Guelph. If you’re wondering what exactly that means for life here in the Royal City, you’re not alone. The mayor talked to Guelph Politico on Friday about what the state of emergency means for Guelph, what City Hall is doing to respond to the crisis, and his most important request to all Guelph residents right now. Continue reading “Q&A with Mayor Guthrie About the State of Emergency”

COVID-19 Outbreak Found in Guelph General

In what’s been a bad week in Guelph with COVID-19 developments, comes the late breaking news on Thursday evening that an outbreak of the virus has occurred in an entire ward of Guelph General Hospital. A joint statement from the Hospital and Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health says that all immediate measures are being taken to protect staff and patients. Continue reading “COVID-19 Outbreak Found in Guelph General”