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This week at Queen’s Park
Extended weekend hours at multiple testing sites
In recent weeks, Ottawa’s assessment centres have experienced a growing demand for testing and increased on-site volumes. To expand capacity, and to ensure Ottawa residents continue to have timely access to COVID-19 testing, a number of assessment centres have extended their weekend hours.
Beginning Friday, March 26, the CHEO Assessment Centre, Brewer Assessment Centre for Adults, Moodie and Ray Friel testing sites will all have extended weekend hours until further notice.
COVID-19 Care and Testing Centre – Moodie
Saturday and Sunday, 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (testing only, full care clinic not available on weekends)
COVID-19 Care and Testing Centre – Ray Friel
Saturday and Sunday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (testing only, full care clinic not available on weekends)
COVID-19 CHEO Assessment Centre and Kids Come First Care Clinic at Brewer Park Arena
Friday to Sunday, 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
COVID-19 Assessment Centre for Adults at Brewer Park Arena
Friday to Sunday, 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Over the coming weeks, the Taskforce and its partners will continue to evaluate and respond to assessment centre volumes in an effort to maintain accessible COVID-19 testing for Ottawa residents.
Vaccine Information in Sign Language
OPH is proud to announce our recently published COVID-19 Resources in American Sign Language webpage that provides accurate, reliable and up-to-date COVID-19 resources to Ottawa’s Deaf and hard of hearing community. The webpage includes several instructional and informational videos on topics such as physical distancing, mask wearing, mental health and more, all in American Sign Language.
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.
Ontario Moving Two Regions to New Levels in the COVID-19 Response Framework – Eastern Ontario Health Unit moves into Red – Control
Government of Canada announces extension of Canada Emergency Business Account to help small businesses
The Honourable Ted Arnott is pleased to announce the launch of the 2021 Speaker’s Book Award.
The Speaker’s Book Award recognizes works by Ontario authors covering historical and cultural aspects of the province with special consideration given to works focusing on Ontario’s parliamentary heritage and on provincial political discourse.
Online applications for the Speaker’s Book Award are accepted from March 1st to May 14th, 2021. The winning book will be announced in autumn 2021.
In the Community
Income tax Clinics
South-East Ottawa Community Health Centre will again be offering free tax clinics to residents of low income with simple tax situations in their catchment area. To book an appointment please call 613-737-7195 ext. 6009. http://www.seochc.on.ca/
No one should face dementia alone. Dementia can be highly isolating and recent social distancing requirements have made it more challenging. The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County is the recognized dementia and Alzheimer’s support agency in Ottawa and Renfrew County. We offer FREE multi-lingual support, education and programming. Contact us to learn more about our FREE Make a Connection virtual and remote visiting program for people living with dementia: a social connection for them, a break for the person caring. firstname.lastname@example.org | 1.888.889.6002| DementiaHelp.ca
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.
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Government of Ontario
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Government of Canada
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