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12 months later: A timeline of COVID-19 in Barrie and area

12 months later: A timeline of COVID-19 in Barrie and area

It's been 12 months since the first case in the region, the first death in Ontario, and the official declaration of a pandemic, here's a look back at some of what happened in the last year
21 Barrie residents among 44 new COVID cases reported in the region today

21 Barrie residents among 44 new COVID cases reported in the region today

A man who was 80 years old or older from Bradford West Gwillimbury died; His case was linked to an outbreak out of the region
<updated>WATCH: </updated> Four more months of hard work ahead in fight against COVID-19, says province's top doc

WATCH: Four more months of hard work ahead in fight against COVID-19, says province's top doc

Watch today's press conference here
Sunny outlook for summer: Gardner reflects on a year of COVID

Sunny outlook for summer: Gardner reflects on a year of COVID

'We’ve got the tools to be able to proceed and I feel confident that later in the year we’ll be in a much better, safety and happier place,' said Dr. Charles Gardner, medical officer of health for the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit
Updated provincial rules mean second dose of vaccine given later

Updated provincial rules mean second dose of vaccine given later

Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has announced all second-dose appointments booked with shorter intervals will be cancelled with details for rebooking coming soon
New outbreak declared at Barrie elementary school

New outbreak declared at Barrie elementary school

There are also four new cases of COVID-19 being reported in schools in Barrie and Angus today
New provincial strategy aims to accelerate access to justice system

New provincial strategy aims to accelerate access to justice system

Strategy includes investment of $28.5 million for digital case management system to reduce delays, backlogs at tribunals
Ontario reports 1,092 new COVID cases Thursday

Ontario reports 1,092 new COVID cases Thursday

The province has also confirmed 10 deaths, 1,110 recoveries, and 69 new hospitalizations in today's update
Office supply company keeps community safe with free PPE distribution

Office supply company keeps community safe with free PPE distribution

Barrie company's PPE packages include masks, hand sanitizer, wipes and other items
'It’s been a dark year, but I do see brighter days are ahead,' says RVH president

'It’s been a dark year, but I do see brighter days are ahead,' says RVH president

Today marks one year since pandemic was declared; RVH president Janice Skot says a lot has been learned, 'but no one does this alone'