Tuesday, October 27

Toronto Public Health

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Map of TDSB schools at high risk for coronavirus – The Canadian News

Toronto Public Health has identified at least 80 schools within the Toronto District School Board that are at high risk of spreading COVID-19 based on the neighborhoods in which they are located. Areas were ranked based on neighborhood-level data that includes COVID-19 case counts combined with three key socioeconomic indicators:Percentage of the neighborhood population that is low income Percentage of the neighborhood population living in multigenerational households Percentage of the neighborhood population that is a visible minority These priority hot spots will have smaller classes that are based on an estimated 80 percent of students returning to face-to-face classes. If more than the estimated number of students return to class, the TDSB must use the space that the...
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Coronavirus ‘Ask Me Anything’ with Dr. Vinita Dubey (Aug 25) – The Canadian News

We know you have questions about the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and we are working to provide you with the answers, directly from the most trusted sources. Toronto Associate Medical Health Officer Dr. Vinita Dubey will answer your questions regarding COVID-19 in a LIVE video interview on Tuesday, August 25 at 12:30 pm on our Facebook page, as well as here on our website. Submit your questions in the chat window below or on Twitter using #COVIDanswers. Note: questions will be moderated before appearing in the chat window below
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Around 550 people may have been exposed to COVID-19 on Brass Rail – The Canadian News

Toronto Public Health says it is working to notify people who visited Brass Rail Tavern after an employee tested positive for COVID-19. The health agency says that around 550 people may have been exposed to the virus at the strip club. The employee who tested positive was working the following dates and times:August 4 from 7 pm to 2:30 am August 5 August 5 from 8 pm to 3 am August 6 August 7 from 9 pm to 3 am August 8 August 8 from 7 pm to 2:30 am August 9 Health officials are advising anyone who was on Brass Rail on those dates and times to monitor themselves for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days after their last visit during that time period. "TPH has followed up with all known close contacts and asked these individuals to self-isolate for 14 days and undergo testing," Tor...
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Toronto Public Health criticizes plan to reopen city public schools – The Canadian News

Toronto Public Health is asking the city public school board to implement smaller classes in its reopening plan. In a letter to the Toronto District School Board, the public health agency says it is concerned about the risk of COVID-19 spreading if class sizes are not reduced. He also says that smaller classes are particularly important from kindergarten through grade 3, where masks are not mandatory and physical distance will be vital. The health authority says teachers could better control classes and avoid overcrowding in the hallways if class sizes are reduced. Ontario's reopening plan does not include reducing class sizes for students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Prime Minister Doug Ford has faced criticism of the government's plan, which opponents have describe...
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Coronavirus ‘Ask Me Anything’ with Dr. Vinita Dubey (August 5) – The Canadian News

We know you have questions about the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and we are working to get the answers, directly from the most reliable sources. Toronto Associate Medical Health Officer Dr. Vinita Dubey will answer your COVID-19 related questions in a LIVE video interview on Wednesday, August 5 at 12:30 pm on our Facebook page and here on our website. Submit your questions in the chat window below or on Twitter using #COVIDanswers. Note: questions will be moderated before appearing in the chat window below
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Toronto Public Health to release new socio-demographic COVID-19 data – The Canadian News

Toronto’s chief medical officer is set to release demographic-based data Thursday detailing who was most affected by COVID-19 in the city. Dr. Eileen de Villa says the data will look at “ethno-racial identity, household income and household size.” The data was collected on an individual basis. Numbers released by Toronto Public Health earlier this month showed that four of the top five neighbourhoods with the highest infection rates are each home to a population of over 60 per cent minorities and where 19 per cent of the population identify as Black. Dr. de Villa, along with Mayor John Tory and Board of Health Chair Coun. Joe Cressy, are expected to announce the data at 2 p.m. The announcement will be streamed live on this website.
MANDEL: Top health official joins dad’s fight to get his kids vaccinated
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MANDEL: Top health official joins dad’s fight to get his kids vaccinated

It’s not every day that you get Toronto’s medical officer of health wading into your family law battle.But a divorced Toronto dad will have Dr. Eileen de Villa in his corner when he goes back to court this fall in his fight to have his children vaccinated against the will of their anti-vaxx mom.“I’m very pleased to know she will intervene,” said the relieved father, who can only be identified as A.P. under a court-ordered publication ban.When he went to arbitration in 2018, the self-represented A.P. had pleaded with government agencies to help him. “Why was I dealing with this on my own?” he recalls asking himself. “I was trying to convince an arbitrator about the benefits of vaccination alone.”He came armed with public health brochures from all levels of government recommending ...