Public Health Vax Clinic Popping Up Downtown on Friday Night

Still need a first or second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine? Wish that the vaccine clinic will come to you? Do you live or work in the downtown core? Then good news, because the stars are aligning for you this Friday night! Wellington-Dufferin-Gulph Public Health will establish a pop-up clinic at the closed intersection of Macdonell and Wyndham Streets on Friday for anyone to stop by and get one of their two COVID vaccine shots. Continue reading “Public Health Vax Clinic Popping Up Downtown on Friday Night”

Get Any Dose, Any Time, as Public Health Winds Down Vax Clinics in August

In nearly seven months, the local COVID-19 vaccination effort has gone from a desperate quest to get more doses to the appearance that this widespread vaccination effort is nearing completion. On Thursday, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health announced that they will start winding down their mass vaccination clinics next month, and if you’re planning on staying in a dorm this school year, you better get to one fast! Continue reading “Get Any Dose, Any Time, as Public Health Winds Down Vax Clinics in August”

GUELPH POLITICAST #283 – Still COVID [Summer Edition] with Dr. Mercer

It is time again for another in-depth look at the local pandemic picture: how are we doing, where are we going, and what can we expect next? We’re now almost 18 months into the pandemic, and while normal still sometimes seems far away, there is a perceptible feeling that the worst is over, and there are better days ahead. But are there really better days ahead? Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #283 – Still COVID [Summer Edition] with Dr. Mercer”

GUELPH POLITICAST #282 – The Future with Guelph’s Exec Team

As we start reaching the potential end of the pandemic, it seems prudent to pause and ask the question, what does the future for Guelph look like? In a few months when almost everyone is vaccinated, do we go back to the way things were, or do we embrace a new normal? The logical place to start answering those questions is to ask the three people who manage City of Guelph services, and their boss. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #282 – The Future with Guelph’s Exec Team”

Ontario Moving on to Stage 3 Next Friday

Good news has been sometimes hard to come by in the last 15 months, but there was definitely some good news on Friday as the Government of Ontario announced that stage 3 is beginning early. Although the original intent was to move to the third and final phase of the economic re-opening on July 21, positive developments on both lower case counts and high vaccination rates means an early jump on stage 3. Continue reading “Ontario Moving on to Stage 3 Next Friday”

RECAP: Mercer Updates Vaccine Progress in Town Hall with Schreiner

The vaccine roll out continues here in Guelph, around the region, and across Ontario and the rest of Canada. Progress to get the population fully vaccinated is being made swiftly and assuredly, but people still have a lot of questions about the vaccines, they’re efficacy, and what people need to know before they get their first and second shot. Guelph MPP Mike Schreiner reached out to Dr. Nicola Mercer to get some of those answers, and they shared the results in a virtual town hall. Continue reading “RECAP: Mercer Updates Vaccine Progress in Town Hall with Schreiner”

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph a Delta Hotspot as Province Moves Up Second Doses

In news nobody wanted the day before the first phase of the provincial re-opening began, the Government of Ontario announced Thursday that Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph is one of seven Public Health sectors in Ontario that are now considered hotspots for the Delta variant of COVID-19. As a consequence, the rollout of the second dose of COVID vaccines is being accelerated in our area starting Monday. Continue reading “Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph a Delta Hotspot as Province Moves Up Second Doses”

Ontario Government Announces an Earlier Start to the Re-opening Schedule

It’s the news that people all around Ontario wanted to hear: With vaccination rates going up, and COVID case counts going down, the Provincial government announced that they’re moving up the first phase of re-opening by three days. As of 12:01 am this Friday, all municipalities in Ontario will be able to come out of lockdown with more retail, outdoor dining, and slightly bigger outdoor gatherings all allowed. Continue reading “Ontario Government Announces an Earlier Start to the Re-opening Schedule”

Guelph CHC Rolling Out Mobile Low-Barrier Vaccine Clinics

Despite the enormous efforts being made to vaccinate everyone in the region, it’s not always easy for people to drop everything and show up at an appointed time and place to get a shot. Considering that many of these people are the ones who are most in need of a vaccine shot – people with health and mobility issues, and essential workers – it’s even more important they get one. Don’t worry, help may be coming to a neighbourhood near you. Continue reading “Guelph CHC Rolling Out Mobile Low-Barrier Vaccine Clinics”

WDG Public Health Warns About High Risk Variant as the Region Re-Enters Orange

New daily case counts are falling, we’re closing in on a potential re-opening date, and more vaccines are being given out every day. What this silver lining needed was a cloud, and we got one. On Monday, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health sent out a warning to the community that anyone who recently returned from Nunavut needs to self-isolate now to prevent the spread of a very contagious form of COVID-19. Continue reading “WDG Public Health Warns About High Risk Variant as the Region Re-Enters Orange”