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Monday, March 30, 2020

Covid19

Province orders the closure of all non-essential workplaces

Updated: March 24, 2020 7:45am The province has ordered all workplaces deemed non-essential to close as of midnight tomorrow...

Region sees doubling of presumptive cases of coronavirus

The number of presumptive cases of coronavirus in Waterloo Region doubled over the weekend, with Public Health reporting Monday morning the number is now...

Support for Region’s most vulnerable

As part of the Region pandemic response plan, more than 17 municipal and community partners have formed a Community Support Control Group.

14 cases of COVID-19 in Waterloo Region

A man in his 70s who contracted the coronavirus via community contact has been hospitalized for treatment. He was the 13th confirmed case of...

Region sees first cases of community transmission of COVID-19

Waterloo Region has seen its first community-transmitted cases of COVID-19, two new instances bringing the total to 12, according to figures released this morning...

It’s not business as usual for the local news

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is causing more than a little societal upheavel, with an impact across the entire economy, and The Observer...

We’re all in this together

Dr. Frank Onuska of the Elmira Medical Centre prescribes a common-sense approach to COVID-19. None of his patients...

Caring for the community through pandemic

As a state of emergency has been declared in the province, social services organizations within the community want you to know they’re still here...

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Directory of local eateries to support small businesses

While nothing quite beats a nice home-cooked meal, having freshly prepared food in an instant without messing...

Observer deemed an essential service

On March 23 the Ontario government ordered the closure of all "non-essential" businesses in the province as...

Delve deep into Observer archives.

Looking for a previous edition of The Observer? Our online archives extend back to 2008.

Avoid all non-essential public gatherings, health officials advise

There is no safe number when it comes to public gatherings, says the region’s acting medical officer of...

Number of coronavirus cases now at 69 in Waterloo Region

Public Health is now reporting 69 cases of coronavirus in Waterloo Region, about 36 of them presumptive as...

A message from the publisher

Clearly, these are challenging times for all of us. Our world is more interconnected than ever, making facing...

Municipalities declare state of emergency over COVID-19

The spread of the coronavirus into the wider community prompted regional and municipal councils to jointly declare a...