Staying 2 metres apart does little to limit indoor spread of COVID-19: study

Staying at least two metres apart from others while indoors has virtually no effect on the risk of exposure to COVID-19, a new study out of Massachusetts Institute of Technology … Read More

Canada expected to revise COVID school guidelines this summer

More than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, physical distancing has become the norm and an important tool, along with masking, in curbing the spread of the coronavirus. In Canada, … Read More

New Brunswick reports no new COVID-19 cases; updates rules on social distancing

The province is reporting no new cases of coronavirus on Monday and 15 active cases remain. Officials also said that effective Monday, physical distancing regulations in public areas with seating, … Read More

Coronavirus: Feds offer cities $31M to adapt to pandemic realities

The federal government is offering $31 million to help communities find ways to adapt to the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic. Infrastructure Minister Catherine McKenna says the money could be … Read More

Influenza rates are at record low thanks to distancing during coronavirus, data shows

Global social distancing rules targeting coronavirus have pushed influenza infection rates to a record low, early figures show, signaling that the measures are having an unprecedented impact on other communicable … Read More

Influenza rates at record low thanks to distancing during coronavirus, data suggests

Global social distancing rules targeting coronavirus have pushed influenza infection rates to a record low, early figures show, signaling that the measures are having an unprecedented impact on other communicable … Read More

With NHL season resuming, some fans say the lure of parties will be strong: ‘I can’t say no to a good time’

As hockey fans gear up for a truncated season to begin next month, some in Canada’s two “hub cities” say the temptation to celebrate — and flout physical distancing guidelines … Read More

WestJet will end physical distancing on flights starting July 1

WestJet Airlines Ltd. is ending its seat distancing policy on board its aircraft starting July 1, raising health concerns amid a pandemic that has devastated the travel industry. The airline … Read More

WestJet, Air Canada will end physical distancing on flights starting July 1

The country’s two largest airlines are ending their on-board seat distancing policies starting July 1, raising health concerns amid a pandemic that has devastated the travel industry. Air Canada has … Read More

More than half of Canadians want to keep 2-metre distancing rule, poll finds

Two-thirds of Canadians don’t want to relax physical distancing rules imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus, a new poll suggests. And even if they were relaxed, a strong majority wouldn’t … Read More

Canada is one of few countries 2-metre distancing. Experts say reducing is ‘risky’

In Canada, physical-distancing recommendations amid the coronavirus pandemic are pegged at two metres. In the United States, it’s 1.8 metres. In Italy and Germany, it’s 1.5 metres. China and France … Read More

New Brunswick to mandate face coverings in public buildings, reports no new COVID-19 cases

New Brunswick is reporting no new cases of the novel coronavirus on Friday, a day after reporting its first death related to the disease. That puts the province at a … Read More

New Brunswick reports no new cases of COVID-19 day after first coronavirus death

New Brunswick is reporting no new cases of the novel coronavirus on Friday, a day after reporting its first death related to the disease. That puts the province at a … Read More

Physical distancing, mask use cuts relative coronavirus risk by at least 80%, study finds

Wearing a face mask and keeping your distance from others can help to cut your relative risk of catching the novel coronavirus by 80 per cent or more, according to … Read More

What message do leaders send when they break coronavirus rules?

Social media lit up over the weekend after thousands of people gathered at Toronto’s Trinity Bellwoods Park, appearing to ignore the province’s physical-distancing rules aimed at curbing the spread of … Read More

Is it safe to see friends if we stay outside?

As summer approaches and the COVID-19 pandemic continues, more Canadians are getting restless and craving social interaction. Some provinces have slowly loosened coronavirus guidelines and have opened parks and outdoor … Read More

British Columbia’s top doctor recommends non-medical masks in some scenarios

B.C.’s provincial health officer has joined her federal counterparts in officially recommending the use of non-medical masks in certain situations. “It is something that we should get used to,” said … Read More

London, Ont. transit requests riders wear face coverings when possible

With federal public health officials now officially recommending that people wear non-medical masks to help protect others from the novel coronavirus in situations where physical distancing isn’t possible, the London … Read More

No physical distancing needed on flights, but ban washroom lineups: airline trade group

The trade association for the world’s major airlines is proposing a range of measures aimed at relaunching the global air travel industry — including an end to in-flight physical distancing … Read More

‘More vulnerable:’ Blind Canadians talk hardships of physical distancing amid coronavirus

The physical distancing rules put in place across Canadian society are supposed to shield everyone from the ravages of COVID-19, but Nick D’Ambrosio doesn’t feel protected. Maintaining a two-metre distance … Read More

Can you visit family and friends? Here’s a breakdown of the rules by province

As provinces begin to relax physical distancing measures on family gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic, they’ll be doing so at their own pace. That means what’s going on in New Brunswick … Read More

As coronavirus drags on, more Canadians ditch physical-distancing rules: Ipsos poll

As the novel coronavirus pandemic continues, fewer Canadians are strictly following physical-distancing orders today than they were last month, a new Ipsos poll found. The poll, conducted on behalf of … Read More

Nearly 1,900 warnings issued over lack of social distancing at Vancouver parks, beaches

Park rangers in Vancouver issued nearly 1,900 warnings about physical distancing last weekend, following the release a few days earlier of the province’s plan to reopen the economy amid the … Read More

You’re less likely to catch coronavirus outdoors — so why are parks closed?

Experts are urging local governments to lift many restrictions on park use, as more and more evidence suggests that people rarely catch the novel coronavirus while outdoors. Related News “If … Read More

132 warnings, 1 charged as sunny weekend sees more residents flout emergency act restrictions in London

It was a beautiful weekend in London, but unfortunately, Mayor Ed Holder notes it was also a busy weekend for bylaw officers dealing with those violating restrictions in place due … Read More

What is intermittent social distancing and will it work for COVID-19? Experts weigh in

Harvard University researchers say an on-again, off-again approach to social distancing could be a more effective strategy to avoid overwhelming hospitals and to build herd immunity against the novel coronavirus … Read More

Coronavirus: With no fear of penalties, Japanese defy stay-at-home requests

Under Japan’s coronavirus state of emergency, people have been asked to stay home. Many are not. Some still have to commute to their jobs despite risks of infection, while others … Read More

Queen Elizabeth Driveway closures to continue 2 more weeks, NCC says

A pilot project to close a portion of the Queen Elizabeth Driveway to motor vehicles in an effort to give cyclists and pedestrians more space for physical distancing amid the … Read More

How New Brunswick’s four-step plan to recover from COVID-19 works

New Brunswick is the first province in Canada to begin relaxing the restrictions it put in place to control the spread of the novel coronavirus. On April 24, Premier Blaine … Read More

Here’s what needs to be in place before Ottawa can relax coronavirus restrictions

Ottawa’s death toll in connection with the novel coronavirus continues to climb as public health officials start to outline the criteria needed to lift the city’s pandemic restrictions. Ottawa Public … Read More

Ottawa’s Canada Day celebrations cancelled due to coronavirus, virtual program planned

The federal government officially canned its annual Canada Day celebrations on Friday, opting to instead take the party online amid the coronavirus pandemic. Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault confirmed Friday that … Read More

Coronavirus: One quarter of Canadians still not fully social distancing, poll suggests

Canadians almost universally believe physical distancing will help slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Yet one in four admit to not doing it as much as they should, according to … Read More

Anxiety lingers as N.L. officials trace majority of coronavirus cases to funeral home

On a day off work in mid-March, Craig Dyer took some time to pay his respects at the funeral of a co-worker’s brother. He stopped by Caul’s Funeral Home in … Read More

Coronavirus: Canadians diagnosed with COVID-19 describe it as ‘worse than any flu’

Melanie Fournier went to bed a week ago Thursday feeling grateful that, despite everything going on in the world, she was in the best health of her life. Less than … Read More

My 14-day coronavirus self-isolation period is over. Now what?

Canadians coming back to the country from travelling abroad are legally required to self-isolate for 14 days in an effort to curb the spread of the new coronavirus. Public health … Read More

The best video call apps for large meetings, parties during coronavirus outbreak

Although we might feel physically isolated during the novel coronavirus outbreak, we are not socially isolated thanks to technology. In fact, mental health experts are encouraging people to seek quality … Read More

Coronavirus: Parks Canada to close national parks, historic sites to vehicle traffic

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted March 24, 2020 1:34 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Parks Canada is restricting vehicles … Read More

Social distancing is out, physical distancing is in — here’s how to do it

Health experts and politicians have been urging Canadians to keep physical distance from one another and stay home as much as possible to help stop the spread of the novel … Read More

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