Some exciting news for travelers, as the United States are set to drop their requirement for international arrivals to produce a negative COVID-19 test. A senior official within the Biden administration has reportedly said that the change will go into effect 12:01am on Sunday. The rule was put in place a year and a half […]

COVID-19 Vaccine Regulations under the Health Protection and Promotion Act which came into effect in December 2021, will be suspended as of June 1, 2022. These regulations required employees and service providers of certain businesses, facilities and organizations to be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical exemption. Given the current epidemiology of the province, […]

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In a surprise media availability today, Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Janice Fitzgerald, announced that masking will no longer required in K-12 schools in the province as of May 24th. Citing the declining number of hospitalizations and new COVID-19 cases in Newfoundland and Labrador as of late, Dr. J. Fitz says the decision is […]

We should still be praising essential workers getting us through the pandemic. Researchers from four different US universities find essential workers who receive public praise are energized and recover in healthy ways from the stress of their jobs, while those who don’t receive that praise experience negative emotions and are more likely to drink, smoke, […]

Today Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Janice Fitzgerald, announced Newfoundland and Labrador will begin offering COVID-19 booster doses for those 12 to 17 year old starting on April 25th. This is mark the first time those in that age group have been eligible for a COVID booster. The decision, she says is in line […]

If you’ve been experiencing some ‘senior moments’ during the pandemic you’re not the only one. Neuroscientist Dr. Sara Mednick tells the Wall Street Journal, “Our brains are like computers with so many tabs open right now. This slows down our processing power, and memory is one of the areas that falters.” Memory experts say that […]

In a media availability today, Minister of Health John Haggie clarified what he called “misinformation” on the changes to PCR test eligibility. He said that there has been no change in eligibility for receiving a PCR test if you are a close contact of a positive COVID-19 case. If the flow chart says you are […]

Public Health has revised eligibility criteria for PCR testing. Effective immediately symptomatic individuals who are at increased risk for severe disease, live or work in congregate settings, or are essential to keeping the health system running are eligible for a PCR test. This includes those who are:   60 years and over Children under the age […]

Today (Friday, March 11) there are 22 people in hospital because of COVID-19, 17 in non-critical care and five in critical care. There have been 428 new recoveries since yesterday – 272 in the Eastern Health region, 93 in the Central Health region,45 in the Western Health region and 18 in the Labrador-Grenfell region, and 25,162 […]



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