The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) will continue to ask its clients and visitors to wear a mask as the region continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Even with Ontario’s masking requirement being lifted in most settings starting Monday, March 21st, as an agency that provides healthcare services, MLHU will continue to require face masks to be worn by anyone who visits its offices seeking services.
Starting Monday, March 21st, the Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) will change the frequency of its COVID-19 virtual media briefings. Rather than continue with the current Monday and Thursday afternoon schedule, the media briefings will instead be streamed live once a week, on Monday afternoons at 2:00 p.m. However, the briefings will occasionally be streamed on Tuesdays, when a statutory holiday observed by MLHU falls on a Monday.
The hours of operation and the days that COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Clinics will be open, will be changing starting next week. As of Monday, March 14th, the vaccination clinic at the Caradoc Community Centre in Mount Brydges will be open Mondays through Wednesdays, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Changes at the Middlesex-London Health Unit’s (MLHU) other COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Clinic will come into effect later this month. As of March 29th, the clinic at the Western Fair District Agriplex will move to a five-day-a- week schedule and will be open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The Middlesex-London Health Unit will host a news conference this afternoon, Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. to make an announcement regarding a new appointment.
Following a unanimous vote by its members at a meeting held on Monday, March 7th, the Middlesex-London Board of Health announced today that it has recommended Dr. Alex Summers become the new Medical Officer of Health for the Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU).
Dr. Chris Mackie resigned his role as Medical Officer of Health with the Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU), effective March 4, 2022, to pursue other opportunities.
After providing tens of thousands of doses of COVID-19 vaccine in London’s south end, the Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) will be closing its vaccination clinic at the Earl Nichols Recreation Centre a week from today. The clinic was originally opened on May 21st, 2021, as part of the Health Unit’s effort to increase opportunities for residents to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, before it was closed on September 3rd as demand for second doses declined. The clinic was then re-opened on January 6th, 2022 after increased community demand, following news in late 2021 that COVID-19 booster dose eligibility had been expanded to include everyone over the age of 18.
Ontario’s GO-VAXX Bus will make a return visit to East Lions Community Centre in London’s Argyle neighbourhood this coming Saturday, February 26th. The Province’s fleet of five retrofitted GO Transit buses has travelled to communities across Ontario, providing COVID-19 vaccine in as convenient a way as possible. Saturday’s visit will be the GO-VAXX bus’s fifth visit to London and the second to the East Lions Community Centre.
The Middlesex-London Health Unit announced today that it will launch the next phase of its paediatric COVID-19 vaccination campaign, with plans to host and support several child and youth-focused events over the next few days. In partnership with the Children’s Hospital at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC), the Health Unit will host a live, one-hour COVID-19 Vaccine Q & A session on Instagram at noon today, for parents and caregivers of children five to 11 years old. The session will be hosted by MLHU Acting Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Alex Summers, and the Children’s Hospital’s Dr. Michelle Barton-Forbes.
In order to align with the Government of Ontario’s easing of public health measures outlined under the Reopening Ontario Act, the Middlesex-London Health Unit is lifting its Section 22 Order for Food and Drink Establishments as well as its Letter of Instruction to Sports and Recreation Facilities. The Order being rescinded required food and drink to be consumed only while in designated and stationary areas, with a mask being worn at all times, except when consuming food or beverages. The Instruction being rescinded required individuals 12 years of age and older attending an indoor facility for organized sports events to provide proof of full vaccination upon entry, as well as the enforcement of masking, physical distancing and capacity limits at these facilities.