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Tag: Social Distancing

24 days ago

Origami paper garden brightens the window at Banff long-term care home

A local grade 4 student heard that residents at St. Martha’s Place were feeling lonely during the pandemic, so she started visiting and making them flowers for their solarium window.
a month ago

CHEO doctor discusses getting back to school safely during COVID-19

CBC radio spoke with pediatric infectious disease specialist Dr. Nisha Thampi about how to keep students, teachers, and staff safer in schools during the ongoing pandemic.
a month ago

Eastern Ontario couple separated by COVID-19 enjoy anniversary visit

Staff members at their respective care homes helped Harry and Arlie Beckstead celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary together, even with pandemic precautions in place.
2 months ago

Brass band offers a harmonious thank you to frontline workers in London, Ontario

The London Symphonia Brass Quintet took their show on the road to play for staff and patients at two local hospitals and a long-term care home.
3 months ago

Youth with disabilities get some virtual social interaction thanks to Toronto rehab hospital

The youth advisory team at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital is hosting hangouts and Netflix parties to help the teens connect with friends and peers during the pandemic.
3 months ago

Quebec reinstates daily COVID-19 reporting after backlash

The Quebec government resumed publishing COVID-19 statistics on Monday.
3 months ago

Canadian comedians to unite for a livestream in support of Frontline Fund

Laughs for the Front will take place on Saturday, June 20 at 8pm EST and will feature such noted comedians as Tom Green and Tommy Chong.
3 months ago

Mother reunited with baby after testing positive for COVID-19 during labour

Montreal mother met her son for a first time nearly two months after giving birth.
3 months ago

Drive-in theatres provide family entertainment during COVID-19

Social distancing restrictions provide new life for drive-in theatres across Quebec.
3 months ago

VIDEO: Inspired by Toronto group, Calgary doctor created a local physician’s choir

Members have a wide range of singing experience but say it helps them feel connected and eases their worries.
4 months ago

Toronto violinist helps hospital patients celebrate birthdays

Gemma Donn's virtual performances provide birthday cheer for isolated patients.
4 months ago

Musical bus provides entertainment for isolated seniors

Mixbus Studio is spreading summer cheer on a tour of Quebec's long-term care homes.
4 months ago

Online farmers' market housed in a Dartmouth theatre keeping vendors and customers connected

Alderney Landing Community Centre’s theatre and farmers’ market had to close due to COVID-19, but employees are sorting and fulfilling online orders for curbside pickup.
4 months ago

Donated tablets allow Toronto hospitals to safely connect patients with their families

Hospital staff worked quickly to install communications apps on the tablets so people can see and speak with hospitalized family members who cannot receive visitors.
4 months ago

App invented in Ottawa helping families stay connected with loved ones in hospital

aTouchAway makes it easy for people in hospitals or nursing homes to video-call their loved ones while in-person visits are restricted due to COVID-19.
4 months ago

Nova Scotia woman pens “love letters” to local care workers

91-year-old Jane Wilkins is showing her appreciation for workers on the front lines during COVID-19 with handwritten cards thanking them for their efforts.
4 months ago

BC health care workers reveal ‘the person behind the mask’ in powerful video

“Health care workers are here for you. Behind each mask is an individual—a parent, child, spouse, sibling and friend—who is ready to take care of you and your loved ones."
4 months ago

First responders in Nova Scotia making bedtime more fun for kids

Paramedics, fire fighters and police officers from Pictou County are recording Facebook videos of themselves reading bedtime stories for children.
4 months ago

CHEO’s virtual emergency room will help parents decide if kids need to go to the hospital

The new service offers video appointments where a doctor will assess the child’s condition and advise parents whether they need to come to the emergency department.
4 months ago

Ontario health care workers can get their taxes done for free by a volunteer CPA

Chartered professional accountants will prepare tax returns for Ontario health care workers free of charge, as a thank-you for their work fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
4 months ago

New Brunswick reports no new COVID-19 cases for 16th day in a row

"We have come a long way, but we are still vulnerable. Our province is still under a state of emergency, and we must continue to follow the advice of Public Health."
5 months ago

Indigenous artists turning face masks into an art form

The two Métis artists started a Facebook group for people to post masks they have created, using traditional materials, to express their emotions about the pandemic.
5 months ago

Nova Scotia doctors thank people for physical distancing efforts in heartfelt video

Physicians working on the front lines of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia express their appreciation for all the things people are doing to help limit the spread of the virus.
5 months ago

VIDEO: Queen’s University med students and friends get together online to perform “Stand by Me”

The video includes more than 30 performers, including singers, saxophones, strings, and one really cute puppy.
5 months ago

Stronger Together: Canadian celebrities rally to thank health care workers and support food banks

Billed as the largest single-show broadcast in Canadian history, the tribute concert raised over $6 million for food banks across the country.