October Newsletter

Employers hope to breathe easier and limit COVID-19 infections by improving ventilation

President of International Electronic Components Inc. in Toronto, doesn’t know how he and a handful of employees got sick with COVID-19 last spring, but he has since turned his attention to improving the air quality in their workspace.

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Toronto Public Health recommends employers require proof of vaccination

On Friday, Toronto Public Health said it encourages workplaces to require staff to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19.

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Employers who stigmatize mental health playing ‘dangerous game’

Mental health crises in the workplace could be prevented or handled more easily if employees are comfortable talking openly to employers, says the Canadian Mental Health Association.

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Ontario to Require Proof of Vaccination in Select Settings

To further protect Ontarians as the province continues to confront the Delta-driven fourth wave of the COVID-19, the government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, will require people to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of their vaccination status to access certain businesses and settings starting September 22, 2021.

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City of Calgary ramps up workplace rapid testing for its employees

In recent weeks, the City of Calgary has completed more than 1,400 rapid antigen tests for those who want to sit down for the nasal swabbing. So far, no positive tests have been detected.

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What’s the evidence for COVID-19 booster shots?

The White House has announced the United States will start rolling out COVID-19 booster shots in late September. But the move has raised questions about the scientific and ethical basis for the decision, with some experts calling it premature.

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Experts recommend using more rapid tests, so why is Canada so far behind other regions?

In some regions of the world, rapid tests, also known as lateral flow tests, have been a regularly used tool in the pandemic toolbox. But in Canada, these tests are scarce, except for in a few areas, leading some experts to say we are underutilizing them.

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