The City of Ottawa’s weekly roundup of information regarding the City’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Welcome to the City of Ottawa’s weekly roundup of information regarding the City’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Noise exemption granted for local mosques during Ramadan
- COVID-19: Share your thoughts from home. We want to hear from you. Share your thoughts, perceptions and understanding of current restrictions in place related to COVID-19.
- Residents will soon be permitted to use some allotment and community gardens in Ottawa
- A reminder all City park facilities and park equipment are currently closed. Only walkthroughs are permitted – while respecting physical distancing.
- The Jim Durrell Arena has been converted to a temporary shelter for people in the shelter system to help mitigate the spread of the virus within the shelter environment. The arena will open on Saturday, May 2.
The latest from Ottawa Public Health
- New: Expanded testing criteria for COVID-19
- Everything you need to know about wearing a mask
- Aging Well in Ottawa Facebook page This week we launched a new Facebook page where we’ll be sharing information about a variety of health topics, including information about COVID-19 and how it affects you. Follow us to keep up to date with information about healthy eating, active living, mental health, and more.
In case you missed it
With COVID-19 wreaking havoc on everyone’s lives, it’s reassuring to know that some things don’t change. Take 3-1-1 for example. Whether it’s 12 pm or 3 am, whether the city is facing a tornado, a flood or a global pandemic, the men and women on the other end of that line are there around the clock, 365 days a year.
For Danny Alves, the five days leading up to March 13 passed in a blur. He and his colleagues in the City of Ottawa’s Recreation, Cultural and Facility Services department worked alongside healthcare teams, City IT staff, Ottawa Paramedics, Roads and Traffic crews, and other tradespeople to transform the Brewer arena into Ottawa’s first COVID-19 assessment centre.
We love seeing works of art with messages of positivity and togetherness for each other, healthcare and front-line workers during these tough times. Share your photos using #WeAreInThisTogether and #MyOttawa in your posts and tag us on Instagram (@cityofottawa) Facebook (@cityofottawa) or Twitter (@ottawacity)!