Weekly Newsletter

For more information on 2021 flu clinics, click here: OPH Influenza (Flu) webpage

Please consider signing the petition I’ve created asking that the COVID-19 Command Table appear 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.

The government’s vaccine roll out is taking too long in Long Term Care facilities

COVID-19 specific

All eligible businesses encouraged to apply for Small Business Support Grant during the provincial shutdown

Ontario Opens COVID-19 Isolation Centres in Hardest Hit Communities

Ontario Reminds Public to Stay Home and Travel Only When Necessary

Ontario Expands Workplace Enforcement Campaigns

Ontario Extends Reopening Ontario Act Orders

Government of Canada invests in national clinical trials network to address the COVID-19 pandemic

Government Publishes Draft Legislative Proposals to Adjust Certain Deductions for Employment Insurance and COVID-19 Benefits

Special statement from Dr. Vera Etches

Provincial News

Ontario Increases Financial Support for Indigenous Learners

Ontario Launches Pilot Program to Train Personal Support Workers in Ottawa

Ontario Recognizes Outstanding Young Leaders – Lincoln M. Alexander Award supports youth working to end racial discrimination

Ontario Launches Online Security Guard and Private Investigator Testing

Francophone Non-Profit Organizations can begin Applying for the COVID-19 Relief Fund on January 25, 2021

COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program for Small Business


In the Community

What can I do during the stay-at-home order?

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.