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”

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”

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”

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”

Two Healthcare Workers at Guelph General Have COVID-19

It’s been a busy couple of days in our area for breaking COVID-19 diagnoses, but the latest news hits Guelph General Hospital hard as two members of staff there have tested positive for the virus. The leadership of the hospital says that they’ve got things under control, but recent events should show the whole community that COVID-19 is here, and we need to take it seriously. Continue reading “Two Healthcare Workers at Guelph General Have COVID-19”

Guelph First Case of COVID-19 Confirmed at St. Joe’s

It’s been a long time coming, but Guelph has its first confirmed case in COVID-19, and in terms of the people who are the most vulnerable to the pandemic, it’s been found in the worst possible place. Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health confirmed Tuesday that a case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Guelph, and the patient is a resident of St. Joseph’s Health Centre. Continue reading “Guelph First Case of COVID-19 Confirmed at St. Joe’s”

First Confirmed Case of COVID-19 in Wellington County Found

Wellington County has had its first confirmed case of COVID-19, but the novel coronavirus has not yet touched the City of Guelph. The announcement came Sunday afternoon that one of the news cases of COVID-19 was diagnosed close to home, and the 66-year-old man who was diagnosed with it, and is now recovering at Louise Marshall Hospital in Mount Forest, has no history of travel, or contact with a known case. Continue reading “First Confirmed Case of COVID-19 in Wellington County Found”

COVID-19 Preparedness Impacts Other Medical Issues at Hospital and Elsewhere

In the medical community, it seems like it’s all COVID, all the time, but for people with more regular medical issues, it might be harder in the coming days to get the help you need. For instance, if you need to go to Guelph General Hospital in the immediate future, either as a visitor or a patient, then you need to be aware of some changes to policy. Continue reading “COVID-19 Preparedness Impacts Other Medical Issues at Hospital and Elsewhere”

WDG Public Health Gets First COVID-19 Case, and Updated Closures

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health has announced its first case of Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19, on Monday morning. It is not in Guelph, but it’s the first instance of the disease in the area that’s covered by our local public health authority. Meanwhile, closures and other new developments continue to happen quickly in Guelph, as in many corners of Canada and the world. Continue reading “WDG Public Health Gets First COVID-19 Case, and Updated Closures”