What you need to know about COVID-19 in Ottawa on Friday, June 26

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Public health officials have told nearly 700 people to be tested and isolated, and the Kingston medical officer of health says he plans to make masks mandatory in public.

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Most beaches in Ottawa reopen tomorrow, with the exception of Britannia Beach. The beaches of Gatineau and the NCC are now open.

How many cases are there?

There were 2,069 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa and 262 deaths.

There are more than 3,300 known cases in eastern Ontario and western Quebec.

More than 2,775 people in the region have recovered from COVID-19.

COVID-19 has killed 102 people outside of Ottawa: 52 in the counties of Leeds, Grenville and Lanark, 17 in other parts of eastern Ontario and 33 in Outaouais.

What is open and closed?

Eastern Ontario is in ” 2nd step“Of the recovery plan of the province, allowing more activities and” circles “of 10 people maximum.

Quebec now allows indoor and remote gatherings up to 50 people, including in places of worship and indoor sports venuesand relaxed the rules daycare.

The province has authorized the reopening of bars, spas, water parks and casinos.

Kingston begins closure of parts of certain downtown streets this week to provide more space for individuals and businesses. Some streets in Ottawa’s Byward Market turn into a terrace from July 4.

Workers assemble a patio along York Street in Ottawa on June 25, 2020. (Hugo Belanger / CBC)

Ottawa pools begin to open on July 6.

Back to school plans for Quebec bring older students back to classrooms. Ontario has put three options for the next school year on the table, while post-secondary schools are moving towards more online courses in September.

Distance and isolation

The coronavirus is mainly spread by droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes. People don’t have to have symptoms to be contagious.

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That means physical distancing measures like working from home and in Ontario, staying at least two meters from anyone they do not live with or around.

Quebec allows a closer distance in certain circumstances.

Nathaniel Bulatovic’s family reunites at Appleford Park to celebrate their high school diploma. (Francis Ferland / CBC)

Ottawa Public Health wants people to think about how to do certain things safely and recommend to people wear non-medical cloth or mask when they can’t always stay two meters away from strangers, like in a grocery store.

Anyone who has symptoms or has recently traveled outside of Canada must isolate themselves for at least 14 days.

A construction worker covers his face in downtown Ottawa on June 23, 2020. (Andrew Lee / CBC)

Specifically in Ottawa, anyone waiting for a COVID-19 test result should isolate themselves at least until they know the result.

The same is true for anyone in Ontario who has been in contact with someone who tests positive or is suspected of having COVID-19.

The Chief Medical Officer of Health for Ontario strongly recommends self-isolation for people with compromised immune systems, and Ottawa Public Health recommends that people over the age of 70 stay at home as much as possible.

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What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

COVID-19[female[feminine can range from a cold-like illness severe lung infection, with common symptoms, including fever, dry cough, vomiting, and loss of taste or smell.

Less common symptoms include chills, headache and pink eyes. The Ontario government says in rare cases: children can develop a rash.

If you have severe symptoms, call 911.

Ontario hope to start testing a federal contact finder next week this would let users know if they have been close to a confirmed case.

Where to get tested

In eastern Ontario:

In Ottawa any resident who feels they need a test, even if they have no symptoms, can now be tested at one of the three sites.

Inuit in Ottawa can call the Akausivik Inuit Family Health Team at 613-740-0999 for services, including tests, in Inuktitut or English on weekdays.

An employee screening form translated into Inuktitut is one of many available in several Aboriginal languages ​​at Ottawa Public Health. (OPH)

Tests have also increased for local residents and working employees in the Eastern Ontario Health Unit area.

There is a driving test center Casselman and assessment centers Hawkesbury and Winchester that don’t require people to call ahead.

Others in Rockland and Cornwall require an appointment.

COVID-19 assessment center to open Alexandria next week, Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment only.

People stroll and shop at the Ottawa Byward Market on June 25, 2020. (Hugo Belanger / CBC)

In Kingston, the assessment center at the Kingston Memorial Center is open for meetings. It will be closed on Sunday to move to the Center Léon and will reopen there on Monday.

NapaneeThe test center is open every day for people who call for an appointment.

the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark The unit will ask you to have a test if you have any symptoms or concerns about the exposure.

He has a walk-in site Brockville open seven days a week at Memorial Center and test sites Smiths Falls and Almonte that require an appointment.

The public health unit of Beautiful city east area ask people to call it, their family doctor or Telehealth if they have symptoms or questions.

You can organize a test at Bancroft, Belleville or Trenton by calling the center, or Picton by texting or calling 613-813-6864.

There are weekly pop-up clinics in other communities, and you can also qualify for a home test.

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Renfrew County also provides pop-up and home testing in certain circumstances. Residents who do not have access to a family doctor can call 1-844-727-6404 if they have health concerns related to COVID-19 or not.

If you are concerned about the coronavirus, take a self-assessment.

In western Quebec:

Outaouais residents should call 1-877 644-4545 if they have symptoms for help.

A Favorite Chocolates employee takes a photo while Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his son Hadrien Trudeau visit the store in Gatineau, Quebec, during Quebec National Holiday on June 24, 2020. (Sean Kilpatrick / Canadian Press)

First Nations:

Local communities declared state of emergency, imposed curfew or both.

Akwesasne at opened a COVID-19 mobile test site available by appointment only. Anyone returning to Akwesasne more than 80 kilometers away is asked to isolate themselves for 14 days.

Anybody Tyendinaga those interested in a test can call 613-967-3603 to speak to a nurse.

Pikwakanaganboard of let businesses reopen May 29 and does not manage entry points during the day.

Kitigan Zibi plans an election on August 29 with changes depending on the state of the pandemic at that time.

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