The Region of Waterloo Medical Officer of Health has issued two orders that allows St. Mary’s General Hospital to take over the management of a St. Jacobs retirement home as it deals with a COVID-19 outbreak.
The upcoming move to the red ‘control’ zone of COVID-19 restrictions, a teacher who reportedly went to school while waiting for a positive COVID-19 test, and potential winter golf round out the top stories of the week.
After a week of confusion around how many doses of vaccines each province and territory will be receiving and when, the federal minister responsible for procurement says it's crucial the federal government and provinces are on the same page in order to have 'an efficient distribution across this country.'
A breakdown of the COVID-19 cases from Region of Waterloo Public Health, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health, Brant County Health Unit, Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit and Huron Perth Public Health.
On Monday, the Region of Waterloo will move into the red "control" tier in Ontario's COVID-19 response framework. The move will take effect just one week after the region was put in the orange tier.