COVID-19 Update #72

COVID-19 is something that we are all going to have to face together. Our primary concern is the health and safety of Ontarians.
We hope you are staying safe and healthy.

Thank you to all the province’s essential services workers and those on the front-line. You step up everyday to ensure individuals, families and seniors have what they need to stay safe and healthy.

Thank you to everyone else who is staying home and practicing physical distancing.

It is important to listen to the advice of Public Health experts: 

  • Wash hands frequently
  • Avoiding touching eyes, nose and mouth
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick
  • Practice social-distancing
  • Stay home if you’re not feeling well
  • If you are concerned or suspect you have the virus, call
    Telehealth Ontario: 1-866-797-0000 or
    Ottawa Public Health: 613-580-6744

We will be publishing our Newsletter on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays now.

 Congratulations to the class of 2020 – high school graduates! Well done on reaching this important milestone. 

New as of June 19

Ontario Prepares for the Safe Reopening of Schools
Province Releases School Safety Plan for the 2020-21 School Year

Ontario Makes Historic Investment in Public Education

Ontario Enhancing COVID-19 Case and Contact Management

Ontario Supporting Indigenous-Owned Businesses During COVID-19

Canada and Ontario invest in roads and bridges to support rural communities in Central and Eastern Ontario

Ontario Makes Major Investment in Mental Health and Technology to Support Students

Ontario to Gradually Reopen DriveTest Centres Across Province beginning Monday, June 22, 2020

Ontario Pauses Commercial Evictions

The Government of Ontario recently announced changes to the electricity price that Regulated Price Plan (RPP) customers on Time-Of-Use (TOU) pricing pay. Effective June 1 through to October 31, 2020, residential and small business customers on TOU pay a fixed price of 12.8 ¢/kWh for electricity consumed all hours of the day and every day of the week.

Ottawa Public Health has updated its Business Health Screening Questionnaire

Ontario has created a new self-assessment tool
If you think you have 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has it, use this self-assessment to help determine if you need to seek further care. Visit here.

If you require help in Ottawa South, please visit our website for Community links and contacts.

Ottawa Public Health
For the latest updates, please click here.

Government of Ontario
Every day at 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.  ETthe Province of Ontario’s novel coronavirus (COVID-19) web page will be updated with the most up-to-date information including the status of cases in Ontario.

Government of Canada
For the latest COVID-19 updates, please click here.
For the latest on Employment and Social Development changes for employees and employers, click here.

Find out about the current reported scams related to COVID-19.

Learn how to protect yourself when banking online.

Know what to do if you’re a victim of fraud.