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What you need to know about COVID-19

UPDATE: October 9,Toronto, Peel, Ottawa and York regions are returning to modified Stage 2 of reopening restrictions for 28 days. Read the OMA’s recommendations for Ontario’s ongoing pandemic response.

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It’s a monster of a virus

It's a monster of a virus’: What these Ontario COVID-19 survivors want you to know about the virus — and how to make it through the second wave

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Ontario surgery backlog due to COVID-19 could take 84 weeks to clear

TORONTO – A new study suggests it could take more than a year and a half to clear the backlog of surgeries in Ontario hospitals caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Modelling research published today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal says the estimated time to clear surgeries postponed due to the pandemic is 84 weeks, with a target of 717 surgeries per week.

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Back-to-school: Coronavirus 'Ask Me Anything' with Dr. Vinita Dubey

Toronto’s Associate Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Vinita Dubey, answered your back-to-school questions in connection with COVID-19 in a LIVE video interview on Monday, August 31, at 12:30 p.m. on Facebook.

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McMaster Children's Hospital - Back to School

Whether your child is learning from home, in the classroom, or a combination of both this school year, we support you in your decision. We recognize the challenges the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to families who are balancing school, work and many other responsibilities.

This website provides a series of videos on a variety of topics including infection prevention and control, child and youth mental health, and navigating the start of school for children with autism.

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Canada to release mask guidelines for children

The federal government will be releasing mask guidelines for children returning to school amid the novel coronavirus pandemic by the end of the week, chief public health officer Theresa Tam said.

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Opening of Indoor Bars in Ontario Potential Risk

TORONTO, JULY 17, 2020 – As some areas of the province move towards Stage 3 of reopening this Friday, the Ontario Medical Association (OMA) is calling on government to rethink opening indoor bars.

Reopening the economy is important for Ontarians’ financial, social and developmental needs. At the same time reopening is not an all or nothing situation.  A balanced approach that considers the risk of disease transmission in different settings is essential to ensure a successful reopening that keeps safety a top priority.

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The Golden Horseshoe and what regions can now reopen in Ontario

Parts of Ontario outside of the Golden Horseshoe are officially moving into Stage 2 of reopening with more and more businesses allowed to resume service.

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Fourteen Days on the Covid Ward

I’m 32 years old and finished my medical residency two years ago. When the pandemic hit, I was put in charge of all infected non-ICU patients at Sunnybrook. What I learned will stay with me for the rest of my life.

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Ontario's Doctors post full page ad about virtual care and virtual appointments

The Ontario Medical Association has place a full page ad in the Toronto Star and Globe and Mail regarding virtual care and virtual appointments.

View or download the ad here.

Taiwan's coronavirus protocol might be seen as 'extreme' to Canadians, but it works

Let’s face it, from the first appearance of COVID-19, Canada has been in a better position than our large neighbour to the south—better prepared, better resourced and better organized. But our cases and accompanying deaths are still rising exponentially, while citizens are still hunkered down in basement bunkers, and the economy is in a steep nosedive. 

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