Weekly Newsletter

Please listen to my comments on the staffing crisis in Long Term Care
The province is unprepared for the Second Wave of Covid-19

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.

COVID-19 specific

Ontario Implementing Additional Public Health and Testing Measures to Keep People Safe

Ontario Revises COVID-19 Screening Guidance for Schools and Child Care

Ontario Temporarily Enhances Wages For Personal Support Workers

Ontario Delivers COVID-19 Fall Preparedness Plan

Ontario Releases Updated COVID-19 Modelling for Second Wave

Ontario to Protect Vulnerable Seniors against Second Wave of COVID-19

Ontario Investing to Recruit, Retain and Support More Health Care Workers

Government introduces new border measures to protect Canadian public health, provides update on travel restrictions

Government of Canada expands Regional Relief and Recovery Fund to provide further support for businesses

Temperature screening for air travellers expanded to 11 additional Canadian airports 

Government of Canada signs agreement for COVID-19 rapid tests and analyzers

Special statement from Dr. Vera Etches

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

Provincial News

Ontario’s First Inspector General of Policing Appointed

Ontario Recognizes Third-Annual Rowan’s Law Day

Ontario Working to Increase the Supply of French-Language Teachers in the Province

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

In the Community

City postpones fall recreation and arts programming registration

Committee approves changes to encourage new small businesses

Indoor public skating will be available at five City arenas starting October 1

COVID-19 online chat and text service expanding to serve the LGBTQ2S+ community and Lanark County

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.