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YMCA of Eastern Ontario implements vaccination policy

The YMCA of Eastern Ontario has announced they have put a new vaccination policy in place requiring all members, visitors and staff – with the exception of those who are medically exempt or not eligible – to be fully vaccinated to access their facilities and programs. The charity announced their

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Student petition to end vaccine mandate presented to Queen’s principal

Update (Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021) The claim made by the interviewee, Daniel, that 98 per cent of Queen’s students are vaccinated is inaccurate at the current time. A Queen’s University Residence Update Aug. 12, 2021, indicates that “Students living in residence are subject to a vaccination status mandatory disclosure process.

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ALCDSB releases Return to Learning plan for 2021-2022 school year

On Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021, David DeSantis, Director of Education for the Algonquin Lakeshore Catholic District School Board (ALCDSB) shared a welcome back letter, including a return to school update, with families in the school board. The five-page letter details the board’s compliance with Public Health protocols and guidelines, and

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KHSC healthcare workers less than 75 per cent compliant with COVID-19 immunization policy

In late July, Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC), the governing body overseeing two of the largest hospitals in Kingston, announced plans for instituting a “COVID-19 immunization policy.” Those plans allowed healthcare workers at KHSC hospitals and sites to opt for one of three options by no later than Friday, Jul.

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KHSC healthcare workers to complete one of three options regarding COVID-19 vaccinations

Healthcare workers at Kingston’s hospitals will have to complete one of three options regarding COVID-19 vaccinations by the end of July 2021, according to Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC). Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health reported last week that over 80 per cent of those over the age

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