Weekly Newsletter

  • Community Update

The last day of operation for the OPH Community Flu Clinics this year is today (December 18, 2020). Clinic bookings will resume in the New Year (2021) for children under 9 years old requiring a second dose of their flu vaccine, and for clients who have not yet been immunized. Appointment bookings will be available starting December 23, 2020 at 10 am. For more information, click here: OPH Influenza (Flu) webpage

Please consider signing the petition I’ve created asking that the COVID-19 Command Table appear before before the Select Committee on Emergency Management Oversight. You can find it here:

Be Social WISE

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.

OPH recommends limiting gatherings as much as possible. In other words, limit gatherings to those who live in your household or those providing support services, such as a caregiver.  If you live alone (single parent, student, etc.), one or two contacts outside your home can be important social supports to draw on.

I put forward a motion that there be a clear and transparent roll out of COVID-19 vaccines.

COVID-19 specific

Ontario Expands COVID-19 Vaccine Locations

Ontario Declares Santa Claus an Essential Service

Ontario Delivers First COVID-19 Vaccine in the Country

Ontario Updates Testing Guidelines for Outbound International Travellers

Government announces wage subsidy rate increase to 75 per cent

Government of Canada rolling out $100M in added support to food security organizations during COVID-19 pandemic

Government of Canada Announces Funding for New COVID-19 Safe Voluntary Isolation Centre in Ottawa, Ontario

Canada to receive early access to Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

Introducing a simplified process for claiming the home office expenses for Canadians working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Special statement from Dr. Vera Etches 

Provincial News

Ontario Launches Long-Term Care Staffing Plan

Ontario Increasing Mental Health and Addictions Services

Ontario Unveils Plan to Combat Poverty

Ontario Launches New “Support Local” Marketing Campaign

Ontario Taking Action to Reduce Impaired Driving

Ontario Helping Workers Pursue Careers in Manufacturing

Ontario Supports the Training of Early Childhood Educators

COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program for Small Business (CEAP-SB)

In the Community


The Ottawa Police Service would like to announce a change of service hours over the holidays – from December 24, 2020 to January 1, 2021 – with Front Desk Services at the police stations located at 3343 St-Joseph Boulevard (Orleans), 211 Huntmar Drive (Kanata) and 474 Elgin Street (Ottawa).

Thursday, December 24, 20208 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday, December 25, 20208 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Elgin Station Only*)
Monday, December 28, 20208 a.m. to 6 p.m. (all stations)
Thursday, December 31, 20208 a.m. to 4 p.m.
January 1, 20218 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Elgin Station Only*)

 * Please note that on December 25 and January 1, only our Elgin Street location will be open.

 Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there are a number of changes to processes and services:

  • If you need to make a collision report, please call 613-236-1222 and follow the prompts. If the collision involves injuries, please dial 911 immediately.
  • Our Queensview location is still not accepting walk-ins. If you require a copy of a police report or information concerning an FOI request, please email FOIRequests@ottawapolice.ca.
  • If you require a record check, please use our online system at ottawapolice.ca/recordchecks, which is available 24/7. 
  • If we require you to come in to verify information for your record check, you will be emailed with an appointment time.

You can visit our website for all Holiday Hours: https://www.ottawapolice.ca/en/contact-us/Find-a-Police-Station.aspx

We want to wish you and yours a safe, healthy and happy holiday season. 

Respite centre to stay warm and open over the holidays

Holiday season schedule changes

Ten ways to celebrate safely during the holidays

OPH has developed and made available a standardized Attestation for Return to School for Students Following Illness template letter for families with children returning to school following symptoms of illness

Ontario has 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.