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Voluntary asymptomatic COVID testing begins at Simcoe schools next week

Voluntary asymptomatic COVID testing begins at Simcoe schools next week

There is a clinic in Barrie and one in Bradford next week with future dates and locations pending
Ten local residents among 144 COVID cases reported in region since Friday

Ten local residents among 144 COVID cases reported in region since Friday

Eight Penetanguishene cases are related to an ongoing outbreak
<updated>WATCH:</updated> Ontario introducing 'first of its kind' anti-human trafficking legislation

WATCH: Ontario introducing 'first of its kind' anti-human trafficking legislation

Proposed changes will better protect victims, support survivors and increase tools to crack down on offenders
Ontario reports 1,058 new COVID cases Monday

Ontario reports 1,058 new COVID cases Monday

The province also reported 11 deaths, 45 new hospitalizations, and 1,083 recoveries in today's update
Ontario reports 1,087 new COVID cases Sunday

Ontario reports 1,087 new COVID cases Sunday

The province also reported 13 deaths, 62 new hospitalizations and 1,140 recoveries in today's update
Tiny Township municipal offices opening with protocols in place

Tiny Township municipal offices opening with protocols in place

The Township has implemented various protocols to limit unnecessary risk to staff and residents
Upcoming workshop to help employers support employee mental health during COVID-19

Upcoming workshop to help employers support employee mental health during COVID-19

Online event takes place on Feb. 25
Ontario reports 1,228 new COVID cases Saturday

Ontario reports 1,228 new COVID cases Saturday

The province has also reported an increase of 28 deaths, 1,313 recoveries, and 76 new hospitalizations
Roberta Place outbreak 'something I will never forget,' says health official

Roberta Place outbreak 'something I will never forget,' says health official

'The early days involved addressing the rapidly evolving care needs of the residents who required more acute services, as well as end-of-life care,' says Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital CEO
Two Tay men among 32 new COVID-19 cases reported by health unit today

Two Tay men among 32 new COVID-19 cases reported by health unit today

The health unit is also reporting two deaths in Barrie