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Ontario Will Reveal Rules On How To Celebrate Thanksgiving & Halloween This Week

The recommendations will be announced this Thursday.

Ontario Will Reveal Rules On How To Celebrate Thanksgiving & Halloween This Week

The holiday season is fast approaching and Ontarians are looking to the provincial government for guidance around COVID-19 recommendations.

Dr. Kieran Moore, Ontario's chief medical officer of health, addressed the upcoming holidays in a press conference on Tuesday, saying that Thanksgiving and Halloween recommendations will be released online soon and announced on Thursday.

Moore described the recommendation in a "nutshell," saying, "if you're having family over and you're completely vaccinated, if you feel comfortable removing your masks, that would be absolutely appropriate in a fully vaccinated group."

However, he did raise that the Ontario gathering maximums are still in place with 100 people able to gather outside and 25 people able to gather indoors.

"If it's a mixed group of vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals outdoors you may consider keeping masks on, and certainly, if you go indoors I would suggest you keep your masks on in a combination of groups vaccinated and unvaccinated. Particularly if you're vulnerable to this virus, so if you're older, have any chronic medical condition, and your mixing with unvaccinated individuals, I would suggest keeping your masks on," he said.

Moore also suggested screening for COVID-19 symptoms if you are going into a social environment and if you do have any symptoms of COVID-19 to get tested and confirm your results before attending any social events.

ArriveCAN Is 'Mandatory' No Matter How Long Your Trip Is & Not Using It Can Cause Problems

Canada's health minister warns that not submitting information can mean you're not exempt from travel rules.

A federal government official has reminded travellers that using ArriveCAN is "mandatory" when entering Canada whether they're Canadian citizens or foreign nationals and regardless of how long their trip is.

During a COVID-19 update on December 3, Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos spoke about Canada's new travel restrictions that have been put into place because of the Omicron variant and warned that not using ArriveCAN can still lead to serious consequences.

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A Case Of The Omicron Variant Has Just Been Reported In The GTA

The person was in close contact with a traveller coming back from southern Africa.

Durham Region Health Department has announced that one person has tested positive for the COVID-19 Omicron variant on Thursday.

Health officials say the person was in "close contact" with another individual who had recently travelled back from "one of the identified countries in southern Africa," according to a press release.

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There's a new way to find out if you've potentially been exposed to COVID-19, Toronto.

In a news release posted on December 2, City officials launched the COVID-19 Exposure Notifications page that will inform Torontonians of potential exposures that they could have come across in large settings.

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The US Reported Its First Omicron Variant Case & Fauci Says It Was 'Just A Matter Of Time'

The infected person entered the U.S. before Omicron even had a name.

The Omicron variant has officially arrived in the United States and the White House is urging everyone who's eligible to get vaccinated ASAP.

The White House and the CDC confirmed the first U.S. case of COVID-19 caused by the new COVID-19 variant on Wednesday, one week after public health experts warned that it was becoming a problem in South Africa.

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