Entries by SSECARES

Provinces won’t tighten indoor mask rules despite rising COVID-19 cases…

The CDC advised Americans on Tuesday to wear masks in public indoor settings, even if fully immunized, just two months after recommending that vaccinated people can avoid donning masks indoors, and only weeks after four Canadian provinces relaxed their own rules around mask wearing. The reversal by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was […]

Pediatrics group says kids should wear masks at school; Canada reopens border to Americans…

The American Academy of Pediatrics issued recommendations Monday for the 2021-22 school year that include everyone older than age 2 wearing masks, regardless of vaccination status. The academy also “strongly recommends” in-person learning and urges all who are eligible be vaccinated to protect against COVID-19. AAP said it amplifies the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendations for building ventilation, testing, quarantining, cleaning and […]

WHO urges fully vaccinated people to wear masks as Delta variant cases surge…

The World Health Organization (WHO) is urging fully vaccinated people to continue wearing face masks and follow physical distancing measures as the highly infectious Delta variant spurs new COVID-19 outbreaks around the world. At a press briefing in Geneva on Friday, WHO officials said masks should stay on, even for those who have received both […]

Mask-wearing after COVID-19: Some Canadians see lasting benefits…

As a paramedic for a major service in Ontario, Stefanie Kranjec Correia knows firsthand the important role masks have played keeping her and her frontline colleagues safe throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. She is fully vaccinated now, but has no plans to retire her masks even in a post-pandemic world — and she is not alone. […]

Yes, provinces are preparing to reopen. But it’s not time to ditch your mask just yet, experts say…

As more regions in Canada start reopening, and millions of people return to restaurants, gyms, stores and salons, infectious diseases experts say there are some crucial precautions both business owners and individuals should maintain to prevent more infections. Unlike in the North and the Atlantic provinces, where lower case counts meant more businesses could operate at […]