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):
- There is evidence of limited transmission of COVID-19 within schools, which peaked in early October and then declined. Check out the OPH Special Focus Report: COVID-19 in Schools(link is external).
- The annual Mayor’s Family Day Skating Party, which was to take place at City Hall on Monday, February 15, has been cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions.
- Visit our Vaccine distribution page to learn how the City is supporting the administering of vaccines to residents.
The latest from Ottawa Public Health
- Read the latest statement from Dr. Vera Etches(link is external) with information about COVID testing in schools, supports for parents and guardians and a reminder to keep up with your health and seek medical care when you need it.
- With schools open, it's imperative to be mindful of COVID screening and testing/isolating guidelines. So, we’ve made these flowcharts(link is external)PDF opens in a new tab or window to help!
- How are you feeling about the new COVID-19 vaccines? Do you plan on getting it once it is available to you? Share your thoughts with us about COVID-19 vaccines through this survey(link is external) until February 15.
- Can the mRNA vaccine alter a person's DNA? Ottawa Public Health’s Dr. Trevor Arnason explains(link is external).
In case you missed it
- Why is hockey not permitted on outdoor rinks(link is external)?
- Don’t let cabin fever and winter blues get you and your family down. Check out ottawa.ca/snowmuchfun for plenty of free and safe activities to allow you to get out for some fresh air and a change of scenery.
- Ottawa’s Temporary Mandatory Mask By-law, requiring masks in enclosed public spaces and on public transit, has been extended to the end of April.
- What can I do during the Provincial stay-at-home order? Here are the answers to some of your most frequently asked questions.
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).