CANADA FOLLOWS W.H.O. REGARDING AEROSOL TRANSMISSION
In a significant departure from its previous advice, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) now says the novel coronavirus can be transmitted through small airborne droplets, reports Ryan Flanagan, CTV News.
UPDATE FROM LOCAL KIDS CHARITY
Green Thumbs Growing Kids is a local charity actively creating school food gardens in order to connect children to food and their environment. They reached out to the CRA to share an update on their activities.
NEW COLOUR CODING SYSTEM FOR BUSINESS REOPENING
The Provincial government has unveiled a new tiered system for COVID-19 restrictions allowing most businesses to reopen albeit with earlier closing times, stricter capacity limits and mandatory symptom screenings, reports Chris Fox, CP24.
TORONTO SAYS NO TO CLEARING SNOW OFF SIDEWALKS
If ever there were a winter in need of safe, accessible outdoor walking spaces, this would be the one — you know, because of the pandemic and the fact that we’re not supposed to gather indoors, reports Lauren O’Neil at BlogTO.
CITY LAUNCHES GEORGE ST. REVITALIZATION PROJECT
The City of Toronto and Infrastructure Ontario (IO) have issued a Request for Qualification (RFQ) for the George Street Revitalization project, which will reinvent the northernmost block of George Street (between Dundas Street East and Gerrard Street East).
SPEED CAMERAS BEING MOVED
The City’s 50 automated speed cameras are all being moved. The two in Cabbagetown are moving to:
- Sherbourne Street, south of Wellesley Street East
- Berkeley Street, south of Gerrard Street East
COPING THROUGH COVID
Ken Shaw at CTV News leads a conversation on mental health during the pandemic.
FEDS NOW RECOMMEND THREE LAYER MASKS
The Public Health Agency of Canada has updated its recommendations on non-medical face masks with the country’s top doctor now suggesting Canadians wear coverings that are made of three layers including a filter, reports Brooklyn Neustaeter at CTV News.
NEW RULES FOR RE-OPENING TORONTO’S GYMS
It’s been a long 25 days without gyms, movie theatres, indoor dining and more in Toronto since Doug Ford’s and his team plunged the city back into a modified version of Stage 2 lockdown back in early October, reports Becky Robertson at BlogTO.
ARE DINING DOMES SAFE?
Ontatrio restaurant owners unable to offer indoor dining options thought they had a way around the dilemma of keeping customers coming by during the colder months: outdoor dining domes or bubbles. But new rules question whether these igloo-like pods are safe, reports Monica Warzecha at healthing.ca.