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an overview of COVID-19 restrictions in Ottawa and Gatineau – .


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

Fast facts:

  • Pfizer and Moderna vaccines now available at all Ottawa immunization clinics
  • Ottawa sees single-digit COVID-19 case numbers on Saturday
  • Gee-Gees student-athletes must receive COVID-19 vaccine to compete as a team this season, says University of Ottawa

COVID-19 in numbers in Ottawa (Ottawa Public Health data):

  • New cases of COVID-19: Four new cases on Saturday
  • COVID-19 total cas name: 27 815
  • COVID-19 cases per 100,000 (previous seven days): 4.0
  • Positivity rate in Ottawa: 0.5% (seven day average)
  • Reproduction number: 1.12 (seven day average)

Test:

Who should take a test?

Ottawa Public Health says you can take a COVID-19 test at an assessment center, care clinic, or community testing site if any of the following apply to you:

  • You have symptoms of COVID-19;
  • You have been exposed to a confirmed case of the virus, as notified by Ottawa Public Health or notification of exposure through the COVID Alert app;
  • You are a resident or work in an environment experiencing an outbreak of COVID-19, as identified and informed by Ottawa Public Health;
  • You are a resident, worker or visitor of long-term care homes, retirement homes, homeless shelters or other places of gathering (for example: group homes, community-supported housing, communities or gathering places for people with disabilities, short-term rehabilitation, hospices and other shelters);
  • You are a person who identifies as a member of the First Nations, Inuit or Métis;
  • You are a person traveling to work in a remote First Nations, Inuit or Métis community;
  • You have received a preliminary positive result from a rapid test;
  • You are a patient and / or his first companion traveling abroad for medical treatment;
  • You are a farm worker;
  • You are an educator who cannot access pharmacy tests; or
  • You are part of a targeted testing group, as directed by the Chief Medical Officer of Health’s directions.

Long-term care staff, caregivers, volunteers and visitors who are fully immune to COVID-19 are not required to present a negative COVID-19 test before entering or visiting a long-term care home duration.

Where to get tested for COVID-19 in Ottawa:

There are several sites for COVID-19 testing in Ottawa. To make an appointment, visit https://www.ottawapublichealth.ca/en/shared-content/assessment-centres.aspx

  • The Brewer Ottawa Hospital / CHEO Assessment Center: Open Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • COVID-19 Drive-Thru Assessment Center at 300 Coventry Road: open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • The Moodie Care and Testing Center: Open Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • The Ray Friel care and screening center: Open Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • North Grenville (Kemptville) COVID-19 Assessment Center – 15 Campus Drive: Open Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Downtown Community Health Center: Open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Sandy Hill Community Health Center: Open Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Somerset West Community Health Center: Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Wednesday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday

COVID-19 screening tool:

The COVID-19 screening tool for children and summer camp staff. All campers and staff are required to complete the COVID-19 Screening Tool for Schools and Daycares daily.

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, new or unexplained runny nose or nasal congestion

Less common symptoms: unexplained fatigue, muscle pain, headache, delirium, chills, red / inflamed eyes, croup

The city of Ottawa says it has an “abundant supply” of Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines available if you want to receive your COVID-19 vaccine this weekend.

Residents 12 years of age and older are encouraged to visit any of Ottawa’s four immunization clinics to receive a first or second dose of the vaccine.

“Certainly we have been very successful,” said Anthony Di Monte, Executive Director of Emergency and Protective Services Ottawa.

“We are seeing a slowdown, which is why we are closing some of our clinics, but we are leaving four open and anyone who hasn’t had a first dose or wants a second dose can just walk in without an appointment. We have both Moderna and Pfizer available, so I encourage everyone to come and get their shots. “

Ottawa currently operates four community clinics. You can come between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. to be vaccinated at the following locations:

Ottawa Public Health reported four new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Saturday, a day after the capital saw a double-digit increase in cases for the first time in three weeks.

No new deaths have been reported.

Since the first case of COVID-19 in Ottawa in March 2020, there have been 27,815 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa, including 593 deaths.

In Ottawa, the five new cases come a day after Ottawa saw for the first time since July 4 a double-digit COVID-19 case count for a day. There were 10 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday and eight new cases on Thursday.

University of Ottawa student-athletes must provide proof that they have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine today to be eligible for the next season.

The university has a mandatory vaccination policy in place for all Gee-Gees varsity sports for the 2021-22 season.

According to the vaccination policy on the Gee-Gees website, student-athletes must have received a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by August 1, 2021. Vaccination verification information will need to be submitted as part of annual medical examination. pre-participation form submitted by a student-athlete.

All Gee-Gees student-athletes must receive two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine by October 1.

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