COVID-19 in Ottawa: Weekly roundup May 29, 2021

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):

Covid-19 and Vaccine Updates:

The latest from Ottawa Public Health

  • After you receive your first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine please continue to wear a mask, stay home and get tested when sick, and stay two metres apart from those living outside your household. Until we reach #CommunityImmunity(link is external), we must stay the course.
  • Are you wondering how to talk to your children about getting the COVID-19 vaccine? is external) has resources to help you and your family feel more confident about COVID-19 vaccines.
  • There are many ways to prevent burnout. Find coping strategies that work for you, keep a routine as much as possible and practise positive self-talk. Most importantly, ask for help when you need it. Visit the OPH website(link is external) for more information on protecting your mental health.
  • Got questions about the COVID-19 vaccines and the ongoing vaccine rollout in our community? A great place to find answers is our COVID-19 Vaccines FAQ page(link is external).
  • Watch Eugene Luanda, a social worker with Ottawa Public Health, share his COVID vaccine story(link is external), including his experience and how he dealt with personal and societal views surrounding the vaccines.
  • Join us on Saturday May 29 at 4 pm for a Zoom presentation and Q&A session about COVID-19 vaccines in Kirundi!

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