Premier Ford extends stay-at-home order to "at least" June 2, 2021

Premier Ford extends stay-at-home order to

Premier Ford extends stay-at-home order to "at least" June 2, 2021

Ford says he is hoping to reopen outdoor recreation on June 2nd with more announcements to follow.

"What I am encouraged by is that the conversation about being able to open schools is happening, and that is something where I think the regional approach is a valid way to go", said Etches, adding she favours a regional approach to reopening schools. We must stay vigilant.

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. David Williams paused the use of AstraZeneca as a first dose this week, citing emerging data that highlighted an elevated although still rare risk of a blood clot or vaccine-induced thrombotic thrombocytopenia (VITT).

"Now that the supply has changed, we need to change our course and nuance our strategy a bit, and that's circling back and making sure that we [fully] vaccinate our older adults".

"We know that they don't mount the same immune response in terms of the amount of antibody production, and they probably have a greater decay in their antibody production", Dr. Rakowski said. This past week (May 2 to 8), the provincial cases rate decreased by 14.8 per cent, with the positivity rate also decreasing to 7.7 per cent compared to 8.6 per cent the previous week.

The province reported 2,320 cases and 32 deaths on Wednesday. As of Wednesday, none of the aforementioned public health units are recording an Rt above 1 (0.82 in Toronto, 0.95 in Peel Region, and 0.96 in York Region).

5,557: The number of COVID-19 cases since late December that are either confirmed or suspected to involve a variant of concern.

He said the province must "stay the course" to stop the raging spread of contagious virus variants by keeping in place public-health measures that are slowly bringing down case counts of COVID-19. We also need consensus, and we simply don't have that right now.

The province, however, briefly loosened restrictions despite the warning before a surge of infections forced it to impose another lockdown.

"Our objective with schools is to reopen the schools as soon as possible", said Dr.

The health minister said the number of hospitalizations and patients in ICUs would have to go down and a backlog of surgeries would have to be worked through before the ban on outdoor sports could be lifted.

Green party Leader Mike Schreiner also slammed Ford for being preoccupied with attacking the federal government on border issues, saying he should in stead be doing more to prevent the main source of outbreaks - workplaces.

Reports earlier this week suggested the Ford government has yet to rule out a return to in-person learning in areas with low rates of COVID-19.

"On the one hand, we have some doctors, saying they want to open the schools, on the other hand, we have teacher unions saying we can't do that right now".

In the Thunder Bay District, COVID-19 rates continue to decline and there are 36 cases considered active as of Thursday.

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