Friday, September 24, 2021

Canadians must keep up COVID-19 prevention efforts as fall begins: officials

CBC News in Canada shows that Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Teresa Tams says that as fall begins Canadians must help keep up COVID-19 prevention efforts, particularly as more people move inside for work and school.


  1. Here are interesting Canada vaccine mandates by province:


    Alberta, a province that vehemently denied mechanisms such as a vaccine passport, is now introducing many elements of one.

    British Columbia:

    By Sept. 13, British Columbians will need at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine to be permitted entry into places like concerts, sports games, pubs, restaurants and fitness centres.

    And come Oct. 24, people in the province will need to be fully vaccinated to enjoy those activities, after seven days of being immunized.


    Starting Sept. 3, Manitobans will need to show proof of immunization to enter almost all types of facilities, activities and events.

    Outgoing Premier Brian Pallister was not shy of referring to this as "vaccine passports," when he introduced the mandate ahead of his departure.

    New Brunswick:

    New Brunswick will be mandating a vaccine passport, beginning Sept. 22, in response to a surge of COVID-19 cases in the province.

    Premier Blaine Higgs said anyone over the age of 12 will need to show ID and proof that they’re fully immunized before entering most businesses, service centres or public gatherings.

    Newfoundland and Labrador:

    Residents of Newfoundland and Labrador who received their vaccine can access their immunization record online.

    ​On Sept. 7, the province announced it will introduce an official "vaccine passport" system.

    Northwest Territories:

    Peoples in the Northwest Territories can request immunization records, but the government said it will not be mandating any vaccine passports.

    Nova Scotia:

    On Sept. 8, Nova Scotia announced it will require "proof of vaccination" for places like concerts, movies, bars, restaurants and fitness facilities. But the government insists it is not the same as a vaccine passport, dodging that terminology.


    Nunavut does not have any vaccine passport mandates, but the territory’s government said it is looking to Ottawa for guidance after the federal election.


    Starting Sept. 22, Ontarians must show their vaccine receipt and government-issued ID to access most indoor establishments.


    Quebec became the first Canadian province to mandate COVID-19 vaccine passports, as of Sept. 1. It is for going to places like restaurants or bars, to gyms, festivals, sports venues and large-scale events.


    Amidst the province’s largest surge of COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began over 18 months ago, Saskatchewan is walking back on its approach to vaccine passports, which it previously called "heavy-handed."

    A new mask mandate is coming as of Sept. 17; along with the Oct. 1 requirement of vaccine passports or negative coronavirus tests before entering most businesses.


    The Yukon government will provide residents of all ages with a "vaccine credential" to travel outside the province.

    However, there is no mandate required to display this proof of immunization in the province - at businesses or otherwise.