COVID-19 Update #88

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 14

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.

Ontario Supporting the Safe Reopening of More Spaces at Gyms and Recreation Centres and also Investing $8 Million to Ensure the Safe Return of Amateur Sports

Ontario Takes Additional Steps to Better Protect Students and Staff

Ontario Providing Municipalities with up to $1.6 Billion in First Round of Emergency Funding

Ontario Releases 2020-21 First Quarter Finances

Government of Canada releases Canada’s Flight Plan for safe air travel

Pathway to permanent residency recognizes exceptional service of asylum claimants on front lines of COVID-19 pandemic

Government of Canada temporarily sets a minimum unemployment rate for the Employment Insurance program

Government of Canada launches updated Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Calculator to support employers

Government of Canada announces funding for Indigenous communities and organizations to support community-based responses to COVID-19

City’s Before and After School programs start on September 3

Alliance to End Homelessness Ottawa and City seeking help to house 100 before October

Special statement from Dr. Vera Etches

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.  ET, the 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.