Staff at Eastern Health told to sterilize, reuse N95 masks

Without a guaranteed supply of masks, the largest health authority in Newfoundland and Labrador has begun collecting used masks to sterilize them with vaporized hydrogen peroxide. A letter was sent to all Eastern Health employees on Friday, telling them bins would be set up around hospitals for them to place their masks in after they […]

Trouble sleeping? Don’t worry — it’s normal during tough times

With a global pandemic wreaking havoc on all aspects of human life, Dr. Sheila Garland says it’s perfectly normal to be losing some sleep right now. As a clinical psychologist at Memorial University, part of her research has been about the effects of devastating news on sleep habits. She primarily followed breast and prostate cancer […]

Premier blasts Donald Trump as N.L. discloses new COVID-19 cases

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Janice Fitzgerald told reporters Saturday that government’s goal is to identify and prevent the spread of COVID-19 at all provincial health care facilities. (Government of Newfoundland and Labrador) There are 14 new cases of COVID-19 in Newfoundland and Labrador Sunday, according to Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Janice […]

Ghost town: How COVID-19 brought an eerie silence to St. John’s

When photographer Paul Daly went downtown for work one recent Friday night in St. John’s, he could not believe his eyes. Several times over, in fact. “There was space. So much space. It was the emptiness of it all,” said Daly, who shot this series of photographs for CBC Newfoundland and Labrador. The […]

Ghost town: How COVID-19 brought an eerie silence to St. John’s

When photographer Paul Daly went downtown for work one recent Friday night in St. John’s, he could not believe his eyes. Several times over, in fact. “There was space. So much space. It was the emptiness of it all,” said Daly, who shot this series of photographs for CBC Newfoundland and Labrador. The […]

COVID-19 testing expanded as N.L. tops 200 cases

Newfoundland and Labrador has passed 200 cases of COVID-19, as 8 new cases were announced Saturday. According to Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Janice Fitzgerald, seven of the new cases are in the Eastern Health region. One new case is in the Labrador-Grenfell Health region: a person working at the Dr. Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital […]

Rent relief urgently needed, small business owners say

Kristian Alexander is deeply worried about how he will cover rent while his business remains shut due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Submitted by Kristian Alexander) Kristian Alexander spent the last six years building up clientele in his 24-hour private fitness centre in St. John’s, and then stood by helpless as the COVID-19 pandemic shut it all […]

COVID-19 is a generation-defining disaster, and it’s like nothing else

An operation of the Spanish Red Cross transfers COVID-19 patients in Huesca, Spain, one of the countries hardest hit by the pandemic. (Alvaro Calvo/Getty Images) Massive disasters often happen suddenly and shockingly, throwing everything into a tailspin, with confusion reigning and order tossed to the side. Gradually, the smoke clears, and people get their bearings […]

12 new cases of COVID-19 in N.L., bringing total to 195

Janice Fitzgerald, the chief medical officer of health, speaks at the daily COVID-19 briefing at Confederation Building on Friday. (Government of Newfoundland and Labrador) Newfoundland and Labrador has confirmed 12 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the province’s total to 195. Dr. Janice Fitzgerald, the province’s chief medical officer of health, […]

COVID-19 update at 2 p.m. NT, current cases total 183

A week from today is Good Friday, and the start to Easter weekend, but the provincial health minister and chief medical officer of health have already started warning people it is not a holiday to be celebrated in the same way they have done in the past.  The daily briefing on the COVID-19 situation in […]

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