COVID-19 Update #87

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 continues, please 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.

My thoughts on the government’s Return to School plan

Please note that we are now sending COVID-19 Newsletters once a week

New as of August 7

Parents and guardians have until August 31, 2020 to apply for Support for Families. Under this program, parents or guardians of children between 0-12 years old, or up to 21 years old for children and youth with special needs, are eligible for a one-time payment per child to purchase educational materials to support learning at home.

Safe Restart Agreement Will Support Ontario’s Plan to Safely Reopen Child Care and Early Years Programs

Ontario Supporting Non-Profits as Province Recovers from COVID-19

COVID Alert Available for Download

Ontario Implementing Additional Measures at Bars and Restaurants to Help Limit the Spread of COVID-19

Ontario Trillium Foundation has introduced the one-time Resilient Communities Fund
OTF is offering two application deadlines:

September 2, 2020 at 5 pm ET.
December 2, 2020 at 5 pm ET.

Support for Small Business Tenants and Landlords Extended

Government of Canada announces major steps in treating and preventing COVID-19 through vaccines and therapies

Infrastructure program expands to support COVID-19 community resilience

Government of Canada invests in measures to boost protections for Temporary Foreign Workers and Address COVID-19 Outbreaks on Farms

Passport services in Canada resuming by mail and by appointment for travel in less than 30 days

Government Announces New Extension of Rent Relief for Small Businesses (CECRA)

August 07, 2020 – Special statement from Dr. Brent Moloughney

City to reopen its museums and historic sites starting August 5

City resumes more in-person counter services

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.