COVID-19 in Ottawa: Highlights for November 28, 2020

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OTTAWA – Hello. Here is the latest news on COVID-19 and its impact on Ottawa.

Fast facts:

  • Ontario Reports Record 1,800 New COVID-19 Cases Friday; 55 cases in Ottawa

  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada aims to immunize majority of population with COVID-19 vaccine by September

  • Premier Doug Ford says ‘time is running out’, calling on federal government to provide clear timelines for COVID-19 vaccine

  • Father Christmas comes to Orleans for a parade behind the wheel during the COVID-19 pandemic

Test:

Who should take a test?

Ottawa Public Health says there are four reasons to test for COVID-19:

  • You have symptoms of COVID-19. OR

  • You have been exposed to a confirmed case of the virus, as notified by Ottawa Public Health or by exposure notification via the COVID Alert app. OR

  • You are a resident or work in an environment that has an outbreak of COVID-19, as identified and notified by Ottawa Public Health. OR

  • You are eligible for testing under a targeted testing initiative led by the Ministry of Health or the Ministry of Long-Term Care.

Where to get tested for COVID-19 in Ottawa:

the COVID-19 Assessment Center at 151 Brewer Way is open seven days a week. Appointments are required in most cases, but limited capacity is available.

To book a test for an adult, click here.

The CHEO Assessment Center at Brewer Arena – 151 Brewer Way is open seven days a week. Tests are only available by appointment.

To book a test for a child under 18, click here.

the COVID-19 Care and Testing Center at 595 Moodie Dr. is open from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. The center offers a doctor’s appointment (including appropriate tests) for residents with more severe symptoms such as fever, difficulty breathing or sore throat, or testing only for residents with symptoms lightweight or other people eligible for testing under current guidelines.

To make an appointment, click here.

the COVID-19 care and screening center at 1485 Heron Road. is open from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. The center offers a doctor’s appointment (including appropriate tests) for residents with more severe symptoms such as fever, difficulty breathing or sore throat, or testing only for residents with symptoms lightweight or other people eligible for testing under current guidelines.

To make an appointment, click here.

the COVID-19 Care and Testing Center at the Ray Friel Recreation Complex – 1585, chemin Tenth Line. is open Monday to Friday 8 am to 3:30 pm It offers an appointment with a doctor (including appropriate tests) for residents with more severe symptoms such as fever, difficulty breathing, or pain throat, or testing only for symptom or other residents who qualify for testing under current guidelines.

To make an appointment, click here.

the Driving COVID-19 Assessment Center at the National Arts Center. The center is open seven days a week, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

To make an appointment, click here.

the COVID-19 Assessment Center at McNabb Community Center, located at 180, rue Percy, is open Monday to Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

To make an appointment, click here.

The Downtown Community Health Center at 420 Cooper Street offers COVID-19 testing from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. To make an appointment, call 613-789-1500 or book an appointment online.

Sandy Hill Community Health Center at 221 Nelson Street offers COVID-19 testing from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Click here to make an appointment or call 613-789-1500

Somerset Community Health Center at 55 Eccles Street will offer COVID-19 testing from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday. To make an appointment, call 613-789-1500 or book an appointment online.

See here for a list of other testing sites in Ottawa and Eastern Ontario.

COVID-19 screening tool:

The COVID-19 screening tool for students returning to classes in person can be found here.

Symptoms:

Classic symptoms: fever, new or worsening cough, shortness of breath

Other symptoms: sore throat, difficulty swallowing, new loss of taste or smell, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, pneumonia, runny nose or new or unexplained nasal congestion

Less common symptoms: unexplained fatigue, body aches, headache, delirium, chills, red / inflamed eyes, croup

Ottawa Public Health reported 55 new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Friday, the same day Ontario set a new single-day record of novel coronavirus cases.

The 55 new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa represent the largest one-day spike in new cases since November 20, when 77 new cases were reported.

A new death linked to COVID-19 in Ottawa was also announced on Friday.

Since the first case of COVID-19 on March 11, there have been 8,333 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa, including 373 deaths.

Public Health Ontario reported 1,855 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 across Ontario on Friday. There are 517 cases in Peel Region, 494 in Toronto and 189 in York Region.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wants to immunize more than half of all Canadians with the COVID-19 vaccine by September 2021.

“Canadians can expect that, if all goes well, more than half of us will be vaccinated by next September,” the Prime Minister said on Friday.

“I can understand how eagerly people want to know, ‘When is this going to be over? When will we receive the vaccines? What we can say is that we are working extremely hard to deliver as quickly and as safely as possible… if all goes according to plan, we should be able to get the majority of Canadians vaccinated by next September. ”

Trudeau appointed the former NATO commander Major-General. Dany Fortin to lead the national vaccine distribution effort.

While the Prime Minister plans to vaccinate more than half of Canadians with the COVID-19 vaccine by September, Premier Doug Ford is calling for clear guidelines on when the vaccine will arrive.

“When you look at a province the size of Ontario, with so many variables as we face, without proper planning and proper information, it can be a logistical nightmare,” the Premier said on Friday.

“That’s why, as we continue to plan, we need the certainty of the federal government. We need to know what types of vaccines we will receive, as each vaccine will have unique requirements and potential challenges. And we also need to know how many vaccines we will be getting each week. We need a clear line of sight on shipping times. ”

Ford said “the clock is ticking” and Ontario needs a schedule to plan vaccine distribution.

Doug Ford et Rick Hillier

Santa is arriving in Orleans and you can say hello from the comfort of your vehicle during a COVID-19 edition of Santa’s Parade of Lights.

The COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of the popular parade in Orleans this year. Now, organizers have announced plans for a static display with a drive-thru concept on December 5 at the OC Transpo Park and Amusement Park in Place d’Orléans.

Members of the public are invited to walk through the Santa Parade of Lights site for free.

Santa will be on his float to greet, an Ottawa Fire Department ladder truck will be on hand to wave an LED Christmas tree, and volunteers will be collecting donated toys or money.

Toys and money raised during the Santa’s Lights-and-Driving Parade will support The Salvation Army’s Toy Mountain campaign.

Santa Parade of Lights

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