What you need to know about COVID-19 in Ottawa on Sunday July 12



  • Ottawa Public Health reported Saturday that another 16 people tested positive for COVID-19, a spike that is attributed to late reporting.
  • Dozens of people showed up for a test on Saturday at a pop-up clinic in Overbrook.
  • City of Ottawa data shows that for businesses that have broken COVID-19 rules, hair salons and barbers have received most of the tickets.

What’s the last one?

Data recently released by the City of Ottawa shows that nine hairdressers and barbers were fined for opening during the shutdown of COVID-19.

Four restaurants, two landscaping companies and a garden center were also fined $ 880, while two people were also fined another $ 1,130 for obstructing the enforcement of these orders.

On Saturday, at least 70 people were found to be tested for COVID-19 in a pop-up clinic east of downtown.

The clinic was organized by ACORN Ottawa, a group that advocates for low-income residents. The objective was to facilitate their screening for the virus by avoiding traveling long distances to one of the most permanent assessment centers.

How many cases are there?

There were 2,146 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa and 263 deaths on Saturday. The vast majority of cases in the city, 1,831, are classified as resolved. Gatineau has reported a total of 533 cases.

Public health officials have reported more than 3,400 cases in eastern Ontario and western Quebec, of which more than 2,900 are resolved.

Kingston now has 17 active cases of COVID-19. Most are linked to three nail salons: Binh’s Nails and Spa, where the recent epidemic started, Kingdom Nails and Georgia Nail Salon. The Amherstview Golf Club has also seen new cases.

The customers of the four companies are being asked to self-isolate and be tested for COVID-19.

COVID-19 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 “Stage 2” the province’s recovery plan, allowing for more activities and “Circles” of 10 people maximum, without distance.

A few streets of the Byward Market in Ottawa now transformed into patio space, including parts of Clarence Street, William Street and part of the north side of York Street.

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A 17-block stretch of Bank Street will also be closed to vehicles on Saturday from 9 a.m. to midnight. This will last until at least the beginning of August.

Ottawa pools started reopening on July 6, as did five city skating rinks. Drivers are also once again subject to tickets if they violate the time limits posted in on-street parking spaces.

The Ottawa Art Gallery and the Diefenbunker Museum reopened with restrictions last week. The National Gallery of Canada reopens Thursday to Sunday from July 18.

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 also allowed bars, spas, water parks and casinos to reopen.

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 do not need to have symptoms to be contagious.

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.

Ottawa businesses post Ottawa Public Health signs that masks are mandatory since a directive from Dr. Vera Etches came into effect on Tuesday. (Kate Porter / CBC)

City of Ottawa made fabric masks compulsory in indoor public places.

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

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

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

The Chief Medical Officer of Health 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.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

COVID-19[feminine[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.

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 on 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.

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.

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A COVID-19 evaluation center opened its doors in Alexandria, Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment only.

In Kingston, the Center of Léon is now open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, replacing the former location of the Kingston Memorial Center. Find him at door 2.

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

the Leeds, Grenville et Lanark The unit will ask you to have a test if you have a symptom or concern 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 Belleville east area ask people to call it, their family doctor or Telehealth if they have symptoms or questions.

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

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 to register for a test or if they have health questions 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.

First Nations:

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

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

Anybody Tyendinaga those interested in a test can call 613-967-3603 to speak to a nurse. The community reopening plan in progress.

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

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