| 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.
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In the Community
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.
· 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:
- by looking up the name of the survey in the list of surveys in collection
- by contacting Statistics Canada:
- Toll-free: 1-800-263-1136 or TTY: 1-800-363-7629
- Email: email@example.com