covid-19

ArriveCAN App Telling Some Vaccinated Travellers to Quarantine for No Reason

Another wave of fully-vaccinated travellers are being ordered to quarantine by the ArriveCAN app upon re-entry into Canada, despite not testing positive for COVID-19 or showing any symptoms — reports The National Post. David Crouch, a resident of Ridgeway, Ontario, who has received all his COVID shots, was able to drive back into Canada just fine...

Foxconn Pauses Hiring at its Largest Factory in China Due to COVID-19

Apple supplier Foxconn has stopped hiring assembly line workers for its manufacturing facility in Zhengzhou, China, as the local government on Wednesday imposed a seven-day lockdown across the city to curb its latest COVID-19 outbreak — reports the South China Morning Post. The city recorded four new COVID-19 cases and 10 new asymptomatic carriers of...

COVID Alert App Cost Canada $20 Million, Used Only 869 Times in November

Canada is seeing a countrywide spike in COVID-19 cases fuelled by the Omicron variant, and questions are being raised as to where the national contract-tracing app that cost $20 million in taxpayer money to develop, COVID Alert, is — reports CityNews. https://twitter.com/leedaleyyz/status/1474009496280350732 https://twitter.com/pjackson_nl/status/1473789417626161155 Alex Beattie, a spokesperson for Health Canada, told CityNews in a statement that...

Apple Reinstates Masks, Occupancy Limits at U.S. Stores as COVID-19 Cases Rise

With COVID-19 resurfacing with the Omicron variant and infection rates spiking, Apple has decided to re-enforce its mask mandate and observe occupancy limits at all retail locations across the U.S. — reports Bloomberg. https://twitter.com/markgurman/status/1470814051404029955 "Amid rising cases in many communities, we now require that all customers join our team members in wearing masks while visiting...

ArriveCAN App Confusion Forces Vaccinated Canadians into 14-Day Quarantine

[caption id="attachment_364806" align="aligncenter" width="1440"] Image: CTV News[/caption] Last month, the federal government amended pandemic-era travel rules to allow fully-vaccinated Canadians re-entry into the country within 72 hours of departure without the need for a negative PCR test — a decision that came as a relief to many who like to make day trips across the...

How to: Add Alberta COVID-19 Vaccine QR Code to iPhone and Android

Starting today, November 15, 2021, Alberta is now requiring a vaccine record with a QR code, as proof of vaccination when entering businesses and venues that are implementing its Restrictions Exemption Program (REP). One of the following will be required to enter businesses and venues that are participating in the REP: Alberta vaccine record with...

How to Add your Vaccine QR Code to Apple Wallet After Updating to iOS 15.1

Apple today released iOS 15.1 for download for iPhone users, along with other software updates for its devices, including macOS Monterey. If you’ve already added your vaccination QR code to the Apple Health app from your province or territory (click here for full instructions if you haven't already), and just updated to iOS 15.1 today,...

Alberta Updates Vaccine QR Codes to Support Apple Wallet on iPhone

Last week, the province of Alberta updated its vaccination QR codes to now support the Apple Health and Wallet apps on iPhone, running iOS 15.1. If you previously generated a vaccination QR code, you’ll need to delete your existing one in the Health app, then get the newest code from the Alberta government’s website. If...

How to Download Canada’s COVID-19 Vaccine Passport for Travel

The federal government announced on Thursday it has launched its COVID-19 proof of vaccination in Canada, for travel both inside and outside the country. Canada says its COVID-19 proof of vaccination has a "common look" that features both the Canada wordmark, along with your province or territorial marking as well. What Info your Canadian COVID-19...