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Over 50 charges for COVID-19 violations laid in York Region last week

Over 50 charges for COVID-19 violations laid in York Region last week

Charges include a private residence owner in Aurora where a gathering was held
COVID-19 cases reported at Newmarket McDonald’s, Farm Boy, Shoppers

COVID-19 cases reported at Newmarket McDonald’s, Farm Boy, Shoppers

Other cases across York Region include McDonald's in Vaughan and Richmond Hill, Shoppers in Markham, Loblaws in Richmond Hill
COVID-19 Today: A look at the numbers for Newmarket, York Region, Ontario

COVID-19 Today: A look at the numbers for Newmarket, York Region, Ontario

New cases remain high, rising by 27 in Newmarket, new child care outbreak declared; York Region confirms 255 new cases, 4 more variant case deaths, as incidence rate drops to 155; Ontario reports 2,584 new cases, 24 more deaths, ICU patients rise to 785
Bradford man relieved to be vaccinated after three COVID-19 infections

Bradford man relieved to be vaccinated after three COVID-19 infections

The appliance repair technician, who continues to experience fatigue, fevers, nausea and trouble breathing, finds support on the Facebook Long Hauler group
COVID-19 cases confirmed in employees at Shoppers, Longo's in Aurora

COVID-19 cases confirmed in employees at Shoppers, Longo's in Aurora

Employees last worked March 31, April 5
'Playing politics': Premier reiterates sick pay is available to frontline workers

'Playing politics': Premier reiterates sick pay is available to frontline workers

Employees who need sick benefits can to go online to the federal government website that has several options, Doug Ford said in response to CUPE demand 
Vaughan restaurants among 11 businesses charged with COVID-19 violations

Vaughan restaurants among 11 businesses charged with COVID-19 violations

While Newmarket enforcement officers didn't lay any charges, they conducted the most inspections in York Region at nearly 300 and issued 13 education notices
Mental health care straining under pressure of pandemic at Southlake

Mental health care straining under pressure of pandemic at Southlake

The Newmarket hospital is now seeing as many as 17 people per day coming to the emergency in a mental health crisis
Charges for COVID-19 violations plummet in York Region

Charges for COVID-19 violations plummet in York Region

Only eight charges were laid against York Region businesses for breaking public health directives, none of which were in Newmarket
Newmarket Tim Hortons thanking frontline workers at vaccine clinic, shelters, food banks

Newmarket Tim Hortons thanking frontline workers at vaccine clinic, shelters, food banks

'It's a small gesture on our part, but it seems to go along way,' says local franchise owner Jim Alexander