There were 66 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Waterloo region on Thursday and one death. As well, the number of cases that include a variant of concern rose by 51 cases.
Last spring during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, playgrounds were closed to curb spread of the virus. This year they're open, but the region's medical officer of health says people need to be careful if heading to the park and avoid the area if it's crowded.
Region of Waterloo Public Health reported a total of 131 new COVID-19 cases over the weekend. There were 80 new cases on Saturday and 51 on Sunday. There are 475 active cases in the region as of Sunday, a drop by eight cases from the day before.
Happiness columnist Jennifer Moss writes that some people are looking forward to post-pandemic life, while others may be feeling nervous about a return to normal.