Dr. David Williams, Ontario’s chief medical officer of health, said he would like to see Ontario’s daily case counts get below 50, with the possibility of achieving this milestone sometime next week.
As influenza season approaches, Dr. Williams said the province has enhanced its capacity for flu vaccine for and he hopes parents will bring their children to get the flu shot this fall.
Ontario’s chief medical officer of health indicated he would be “surprised” if the eventual COVID-19 vaccine is administered like an annual vaccine but any requirements from the manufacturer will need to be addressed.
In term of the upcoming school year, Dr. Williams suggested the province will be able to get a better understanding of class sizes once in-person instruction resumes, with the assumption that some parents will choose to keep their children in remote learning.
He stressed that if community transmission is high, it is more likely that children will be bring COVID-19 into schools, adding that people need to continue to be “vigilant” in all other settings.