Here’s the City’s weekly roundup of information in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. You can also get daily City updates on Facebook(link is external), Twitter(link is external), and Instagram(link is external):
- Look for the next issue on Friday, January 8, and have a safe and happy holiday season!
- Ontario announces provincewide shutdown(link is external) to stop the spread of COVID-19 that will close City recreation and cultural facilities.
- OC Transpo and Loblaw get on board to support the Ottawa Food Bank.
- OC Transpo and its partners, MADD Ottawa and Safer Roads Ottawa, will no longer be offering no-charge transit service on New Year’s Eve this year. Check our updated Holiday schedules for more information.
- Visit our updated Provincial and City Rules page for the latest information.
The latest from Ottawa Public Health
- Health Canada approved the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine(link is external).
- Learn more about what the provincewide shutdown(link is external) means for Ottawa and tips to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission(link is external) during the holidays.
- Read the special statement from Dr. Etches(link is external) on the importance, availability and safety of COVID-19 vaccine for long-term care and retirement home workers as well as registered essential caregivers.
- While the holidays can be the most wonderful time of the year, they can also be challenging for some of us. It’s ok to not be ok. Check out available resources and supports(link is external) to help protect your mental health and wellbeing.
In case you missed it
- The respite centre at Tom Brown Arena will be kept open through the holidays and on weekends in response to strong demand for services.
- A lending hand, a listening ear – “It’s been life-changing,” says Ms. Steven, of her move to front-line COVID-19 work in 2020.
- Visit the City’s Economic support and recovery section and the Employer Outreach Toolkit for information and resources on spreading the word to shop local.
For more information on City programs and services, visit ottawa.ca or call 3-1-1(TTY: 613-580-2401). You can also connect with us through Facebook(link is external), Twitter(link is external), and Instagram(link is external).