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Trudeau Tells Canadians Not To Party On St. Patrick’s Day Because Of COVID-19

The Prime Minister is staying very busy during his self-isolation. After speaking about Canada’s borders on March 16, Justin Trudeau’s statement on March 17 included a more domestic focus. He urged Canadians to stay home instead of partying on St. Patrick’s Day. After reminding everyone of the advice from Canada’s Chief Public …

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Canada is now operating drive-thru coronavirus test clinics

Following the lead of countries like the U.K., South Korea, Germany and the U.S., Canada has opened up drive-thru coronavirus assessment centres in select locations across the country. The facilities will help limit potential COVID-19 exposure to others in hospital while also expediting the testing process. After pre-screening to determine if individuals meet the criteria to be tested — which usually …

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Canada will close all National Parks to slow the spread of coronavirus

Canada will close all National Parks in a bid to slow the spread of coronavirus, effective March 18. On Tuesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that Canada will close the country-wide system of natural areas and “suspend” visits indefinitely. Trudeau said “pretty much anything with a door will be closed.” Trudeau says Parks …

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Shoppers Drug Mart Is Offering Free Online Health Consultations & Changing Shopping Hours

You can meet with a doctor over text One Canadian retailer is taking a different route than simply closing its doors. Shoppers Drug Mart health care is moving online to let people get free health consultations. There are also changes to who can shop in-store and when they can go in. Until …

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Canada Declares A State Of Emergency Over COVID-19

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has formally declared a state of emergency in Canada to slow the spread ofCOVID-19 amidst a global pandemic outbreak. “We’re facing an unprecedented time in our history,” said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau . “This is a decision that was not made lightly,” he continued. “COVID-19 constitutes a danger …

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Ontario declares state of emergency amid coronavirus outbreak

Premier Doug Ford has declared a state of emergency for Ontario amid the COVID-19 outbreak. “This is a decision that was not made lightly,” said Ford. While it was recommended by Toronto Public Health on Monday, Ontario has prohibited public events of over 50 people, and now mandated the closure …

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Canadians Must Self-Isolate For Two Weeks

As the new coronavirus continues to spread fast across Canada, Canadians must self-isolate, and must practise diligent hygiene and social distancing. That means trying to stay away from congregate settings, avoiding mass gatherings and maintaining a distance of roughly six feet from others when possible. Canadians are required to self-isolate for roughly 14 …

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Canada Health Officials Say All Bars And Nightclubs Must Close Immediately

In an effort to help stop the spread of COVID-19 amidst a global pandemic outbreak, Canada Health Officials is officially recommending that all bars, dine-in restaurants, nightclubs, and theatres close until further notice. Dr. Eileen de Villa, made the “strong” reccomendations during a press conference  on Monday afternoon, noting that they …

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Canada Advises Against Gatherings Of Over 50 People As COVID-19 Reaches 407 Cases

On Monday afternoon, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Canadajumped to 407. In response, the country’s top public health official is urging Canadians to avoid gatherings of over 50 people, and to stay at home wherever possible. These gatherings could include bars, restaurants, daycares and schools. Providing an update on the …

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Toronto health official calls on bars, restaurants to close as city has evidence of “community transmission”

Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Eileen de Villa, declared new recommendations for the city after evidence of “community transmission” of COVID-19. On Monday afternoon during a press conference, De Villa recommended new measures for bars and restaurants to stop in person dine-in service and move exclusively to take out …

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