Weekly Newsletter

I asked the Premierto designate members of the COVID-19 Comand table to appear before the select Committee.
The province is failing Ontarians on Long Term Care.
 Be Social WISEContinue 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.

COVID-19 specific

Ontario Expanding Mental Health Services for Children and Youth

Ontario is introducing the Supporting Ontario’s Recovery Act, 2020, that if passed, will provide liability protection for workers, volunteers and organizations that make an honest effort to follow public health guidelines and laws relating to exposure to COVID-19

Ontario Extends COVID-19 Orders to Protect the Public

York Region Added to List of Areas of Higher Community Spread

Prime Minister announces funding to advance the development of Canadian COVID‑19 vaccine technologies

Government of Canada extends deadline to apply for the Disability Tax Credit to receive the COVID-19 one-time payment for persons with disabilities

Canada announces support for small businesses through the Canada United Small Business Relief Fund

COVID-19 transmission in organized team sports

Provincial News

Ontario Takes Steps to Ensure Surplus Food Does Not Go to Waste

Ontario Takes Action to Reduce Electronic Waste

Ontario Invests to Build and Upgrade Schools

Ontario Making Government Services More Convenient, Reliable, and Accessible

Stay Safe and Follow Public Health Advice This Halloween

Ontario Developing a Stronger, More Effective Blue Box Program

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

In the Community

Three ways to help your favourite local businesses

CHEO offers vital care with new drive-up Mental Health Vitals Clinic

Speed enforcement and pedestrian safety are focus of Traffic officers this weekend

Flu Clinics

OPH will be holding clinics at several fixed locations across the city, which are expected to open on October 29th, 2020.

To avoid crowding, clinics will be by appointment only. Appointment booking will be available by phone and online in the coming weeks. OPH flu clinic locations are now posted on the OPH Influenza (Flu) webpage with the following fixed clinic locations. 

Clinic locations: 

·         Notre-Dame-Des-Champs, 3659 Navan Road, Orléans 

·         Ottawa Public Library-Orléans Branch, 1705 Orléans Blvd., Orléans 

·         Lansdowne – Horticulture Building, 1525 Princess Patricia, Downtown 

·         Mary Pitt Centre, 100 Constellation Dr., Nepean 

·         Chapman Mills Community Building, 424 Chapman Mills Drive, Barrhaven 

·         Eva James Memorial Centre, 65 Stonehaven Drive, Kanata 

As a reminder, this year Ottawa residents have different options for obtaining their flu shot:  

·         OPH-run public influenza clinics in fixed locations. To avoid crowding and to control the flow of clients in and out of these locations, the clinics will be by appointment. 

·         Pharmacies will provide flu vaccine to Ottawa residents 5 years and older, including the high-dose vaccine that is publicly funded for seniors. A map of all participating pharmacies is available on the OPH website. 

·         Doctor’s offices and Nurse Practitioners in the community will continue to provide flu vaccine to their clients. 

·         OPH is working hard to ensure vaccination clinics throughout the city and is identifying locations for potential mobile vaccination clinics. 

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


Statistics Canada Surveys

Participating in Statistics Canada surveys is important. Please participate if you are selected for one of their surveys. There are several ways to verify that a survey is being conducted by Statistics Canada:

All surveys are conducted under the authority of the Statistics Act, which guarantees that all information provided by participants remains confidential and is used only for statistical purposes.

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.