Free rapid COVID-19 tests to be available at Ontario stores through to next June

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Ontario is extending a program providing free rapid tests for COVID-19 to the end of June next year. The program provides the rapid antigen tests...

Ontario asks family clinics to work nights, weekends to help overwhelmed hospitals

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TORONTO — Ontario has asked thousands of family health-care workers to work evenings and weekends to help ease the burden on overwhelmed children's hospitals. In...

Ontario’s top doctor to recommend public to mask up amid children’s hospital crisis

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TORONTO — Ontario's top doctor is set to urge residents to mask up. Chief medical officer of health Dr. Kieran Moore is scheduled to make...

Ontario weighs declaring monkeypox outbreak over, Moore says

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TORONTO — Ontario's chief medical officer of health says he is "actively looking" at whether the province can declare the monkeypox outbreak officially over. Dr....

Young children facing greater risk of catching the flu this season, experts warn

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TORONTO — Relatively low circulation of the flu over the past two years puts young children at greater risk than usual of catching it...

COVID-19 burden to fall on primary care, Ontario needs new approach: science table

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TORONTO — The burden of COVID-19 going forward will sit on the shoulders of primary care doctors and nurses if no new variant emerges,...

Government of Canada to remove COVID-19 border and travel measures effective October 1

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The Federal Government is removing all COVID-19 measures at all borders effective this Saturday, October 1. In a release, the government will no longer need...

COVID-19 vaccine uptake for young Ontario children lower than experts had expected

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TORONTO — The number of children under the age of five getting vaccinated against COVID-19 in Ontario is even lower than the relatively small...

Ontario hospitals can begin moving patients to nursing homes not of their choosing

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Hospitals across Ontario can begin moving discharged patients awaiting long-term care into nursing homes not of their choosing today. A new law allows hospitals to...

COVID-19 cases and deaths down in Ontario from week before

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Public Health Ontario says COVID-19 cases and deaths are down in the most recent week of data available, but outbreaks in nursing homes are...