COVID-19 Update #83

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

As Stage 3 Reopening begins today (July 17, 2020), please continue to follow Ottawa Public Health guidelines, wearing a mask in indoor public spaces, wash hands frequently, socially distance 2 meters apart and stay home if you are not feeling well.

Please listen to my Member Statement advocating for a better plan for essential caregivers

New as of July 17

Ontario Extends Emergency Orders

Ontario has updated policies for friends and families visiting loved ones at LongTermCare homes across the province

Safe Restart Agreement – a federal investment of more than $19 billion to help provinces and territories safely restart their economies

The discretionary (non-essential) travel restrictions between Canada and US have been extended to August 21st , 2020

Special statement from Dr. Vera Etches

Ottawa City Council makes masks mandatory in indoor public spaces with temporary By-Law

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.