As the message regarding COVID-19 continuously evolves, I encourage you to visit Ottawa.ca and ottawapublichealth.ca for the most up to date information. The Ottawa Public Health website has a number of multilingual resources for COVID-19 updates.
For full details on affected City services, please visit ottawa.ca.
Ottawa Public Health (OPH) has been made aware of an individual testing positive at École secondaire catholique Pierre-Savard. Members of the school community will be made aware of the fact that someone has tested positive. OPH is working closely with the school to investigate and reach out to close contacts directly to provide further instruction.
Please take the time to read the latest statement from Ottawa Public Health regarding COVID-19 and testing capacity.
If you are in distress (e.g., significant trouble breathing, chest pain, fainting, or have a significant worsening of any chronic disease symptoms), do not go to the Assessment Centre or a COVID-19 Care clinic. Go to the nearest Emergency Department or call 9-1-1.
Remember to be COVIDWise:
We are officially back to school! I know a lot of parents are doing their best to navigate through these difficult times. Ottawa Public Health created a screening tool for parents to use when deciding whether to put bring their children to school or child care.
COVID-19 is present in every single community within Ottawa. The map below provides a snapshot of COVID-19 across Ottawa, based on Ward geography. Wards are administrative boundaries and do not reflect the natural ebb and flow of Ottawa residents within the municipality nor the communities in which they live, work, play and raise their families.
Have some questions regarding COVID-19? Check out Ottawa Public Health's "Frequently Asked Questions" page. The answer you are looking for may be there!
The Government of Canada, in collaboration with other orders of government and across sectors, has developed a new nation-wide mobile app to let users know if they may have been exposed to COVID-19. The voluntary app, called COVID Alert, is now available for free download, in the App Store and Google Play Store.
As we are in Stage 3, I ask residents to please act responsibly and respectfully towards each other so we can help keep our family, friends, colleagues and neighbours safe. As a part of Stage 3, limited indoor gatherings will now allow 50 people, or less, to maintain physical distancing. Outdoor gatherings to a maximum of 100 people, or less, to maintain physical distancing.
Please take the time to watch this video about going back to school.