Closures

Upcoming CancerCare site closures could hurt patient care, staff say in letter to premier, health minister



a sign on the side of a building: CancerCare Manitoba announced on Sept. 4 that it will be closing two of its Winnipeg locations, following a review of the organization.


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CancerCare Manitoba announced on Sept. 4 that it will be closing two of its Winnipeg locations, following a review of the organization.

CancerCare Manitoba staff are concerned that the upcoming closure of two sites in Winnipeg could be detrimental to patients’ health, and goes against the mission of the organization, according to a letter sent to the provincial government earlier this month.

The provincial cancer care agency announced on Sept. 4 that people receiving outpatient cancer care at Concordia Hospital and Seven Oaks General Hospital were told to make plans for accessing care elsewhere in Winnipeg. Those sites are going to shut down, according to a news release, with a planned consolidation of CancerCare’s six Manitoba sites to four expected to be completed by the end of the year.

“To say we are disappointed is a huge understatement,” staff members from the Concordia location wrote in a letter

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How 305 Fitness Founder Sadie Kurzban Is Pivoting Her Business Model Amid Covid-19 Closures

While hundreds of New York’s boutique fitness studios are still fighting to reopen, one company is resolute to remain shut through the rest of 2020.

“There’s no break even in sight,” says Sadie Kurzban, founder and CEO of 305 Fitness. “At this time, the team and I do not expect to reopen our studio locations before 2021.”

Since August 24, New York State has begun lifting restrictions to allow some gyms to operate at one-third capacity and under specific guidelines, including but not limited to requiring masks during class, upgrading HVAC systems, and allowing for 6-10 feet of social distance in class. Kurzban explains that in an average 305 studio, 10 feet of distance means reducing classes to less than 25% of a normal class size.


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School Closures Cut a Critical Line to Dental Care for Poor Students

Before the pandemic, it was not unusual for Tiffany Foy and a team of other dental hygienists to visit schools in rural and urban parts of Oregon to treat the teeth of thousands of children in a year.

Many of the children they examined had cavities, painful abscesses and “big holes” in their teeth, said Ms. Foy, who works at Advantage Dental, a nonprofit organization that provides oral health care regardless of a patient’s income or insurance.

In March, the program was abruptly suspended after the state shut down in-person learning to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. Ms. Foy said she and her fellow hygienists had not been back in schools since then.

“They could have a mouthful of cavities and the parents aren’t even aware,” Ms. Foy said. “I worry about that. I worry about neglect.”

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