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Snapshot of changes to public health measures effective March 21, 2022

On Wednesday, March 9, the Ontario Government released its plan called Living with and Managing COVID-19, which outlines the timeline for lifting remaining public health and workplace safety measures across Ontario. This includes the removal of the mandatory masking requirement for most settings on Monday, March 21, with the exception of select settings such as public transit, health care settings, long-term care homes and congregate care settings.

MLHU to Continue Requiring Masks to be Worn in Its Facilities And Clinics

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.

Health Unit’s COVID-19 Virtual Media Briefings Switching to Weekly Schedule

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.

Changes Coming Next Week to Hours and Days of Operation at Middlesex-London Health Unit Mass…

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.

Media Advisory: Announcement from The Middlesex-London Board Of Health

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.

Middlesex-London Board of Health Recommends Dr. Alex Summers as Region's New Medical Officer of…

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).

Media Statement from the Middlesex-London Board of Health

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.

Lower Demand for Vaccine and Increasing Mobile Clinic Options Lead to Closing of Earl Nichols…

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.

GO-VAXX Bus Mobile Vaccine Clinic to Make Return Visit to East London Saturday

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.

Health Unit Rolls Out New Initiatives Ahead of Family Day in Effort to Increase Vaccine Uptake in…

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.