Weekly Newsletter

Please note that we are now sending Newsletters once a week

The essential role that essential caregivers play in our health care system as well as in society
The province is failing Ontarians on testing.
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 Moving York Region to Modified Stage 2

Outings on Hold for Long-Term Care Homes in Ottawa, Peel and Toronto

Province keeps electricity rates stable and provides customers with more choice

Restaurants to have Fixed Costs Offset and Permitted to Sell Alcohol with Delivery and Takeout Food Orders

The Government of Canada launches applications for the Canada Recovery Benefit 

Government of Canada launches new COVID-19–related challenges to help reduce environmental impact of PPE in Canada

Special statement from Dr. Vera Etches

Provincial News

Ontario Appoints New Expert Panel on Cyber Security

Ministry of Education to Revoke Ontario Regulation 274 to Prioritize Merit over Seniority in Teacher Hiring Practices

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

In the Community

City further clarifies provincial restrictions impact on recreation activities and rentals

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

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.