COVID-19 Update #79

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
Please listen to my concerns over Bill 175 at 3rd reading today at Queen’s Park.

New as of July 8

Ontario Introduces Legislation to Protect Public Health. It would, if passed, ensure important measures remain in place to address the threat of COVID-19 once the provincial declaration of emergency has ended

The province introduced proposed legislation that lays the foundation to restart jobs and development, strengthen communities, and create opportunity for people in every region of the province

Federal Government Economic and Fiscal Snapshot 2020

Service Canada begins the gradual and safe reopening of in-person locations across the country

Emergency cooling centres open through July 10

Emergency cooling centres at the following facilities will be open until Friday, July 10, daily from 11 am to 7 pm.

  • Bernard-Grandmaître Arena, 309 McArthur Road
  • Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre, 102 Greenview Avenue
  • Heron Road Community Centre, 1480 Heron Road

Urgent Call for Donations
City of Ottawa Human Needs Task Force needs the following:

We need men’s clothing in all sizes (small, medium and large):

  • Underwear (new only)
  • Socks (new only)
  • Cotton t-shirts
  • Shorts

We also welcome more toiletries:

  • Deodorant
  • Sunscreen
  • Shaving cream
  • Razors

To donate, email to set up an appointment for drop-off. Remember to follow physical distancing when dropping off donations. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

Ontario has created a 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.