Canada What you need to know about COVID-19 in Ottawa on Saturday, Oct. 30
What you need to know about COVID-19 in Ottawa on Thursday, Oct. 21
Here's CBC Ottawa's latest roundup of key updates during the coronavirus pandemic.Ontario's government says its next reopening steps will be announced on Friday.
What's the latest?
Ottawa vocalist and choir director Joan Fearnley set in motion a sewing circle that stitched its way around the world when she started posting tutorials for.
In the early days of the pandemic, she searched online for a mask that would allow her to sing safely in public, when she couldn't find one she made her own.
The pandemic has forced a charity in Gatineau, Que., that provides support services for cancer patients to close its doors for good as of December.
What you need to know about COVID-19 in Ottawa on Friday, Oct. 22
Here's CBC Ottawa's latest roundup of key updates during the coronavirus pandemic. Carla Qualtrough, Canada's employment minister, says it's likely that people who lose their jobs for not complying with employer COVID-19 vaccine policies will not be eligible for employment insurance.
The CARMEN Centre, which opened in 2004, said.
Although attempts were made by the centre to adapt to the circumstance of the pandemic, the centre said they no longer had the staff or patients to justify staying open.
The Ottawa Police Service (OPS) has announced all members will have to be fully vaccinated by Jan. 31, 2022, which is a change of course from an original decision announced last week.
The force said it initially did not implement such a policy due to.
Ottawa Public Health (OPH) reported. Elsewhere, the health unit for the Belleville area is the latest in the region to have at least 90 per cent of eligible residents with at least one vaccine dose.
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How many cases are there?
As of Friday,. There are 213 known active cases, 29,996 cases are considered resolved, and 603 people have died from the illness.
Ottawa-Gatineau area confirmed COVID-19 cases
Public health officials have reported more than 57,000 COVID-19 cases across eastern Ontario and western Quebec, including more than 55,400 cases now resolved. Elsewhere in eastern Ontario, 219 people with COVID-19 have died. In western Quebec, the death toll is 223.
has had more than 1,000 residents test positive for COVID-19 and has reported 12 deaths between its northern and southern sections.
has had 34 cases and one death. has had 20 cases and one death. hasn't had any cases.
What are the rules?
The province'sis required for people of an eligible vaccine age in many settings. People can show paper, PDF or proof.
What you need to know about COVID-19 in Ottawa on Tuesday, Oct. 26
Here's CBC Ottawa's latest roundup of key updates during the coronavirus pandemic.The group, called Feds for Freedom, says members are not anti-vaccine but don't agree with the federal policy because it violates their privacy and bodily-autonomy rights.
for most places that require proof of vaccination . The plan is to , with the next in mid-November and the last in late March 2022.
Private gathering limits are 25 people inside and 100 people outside.
Under its, 10 people are allowed to gather inside private residences and 20 people outdoors — which increases to 50 if playing sports.
for Quebec venues with assigned seats. Restaurants will lose on Monday.
The premier says the pandemic state of emergency order that gives the government special powers.
is in place for most people age 13 and up in many public spaces.
Quebecers can use an app or show paper proof;have to show paper proof. The province has a record .
What you need to know about COVID-19 in Ottawa on Wednesday, Oct. 27
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Other groups in the region are also coming out, including for staff. must share their vaccine status by Saturday.
What can I do?
People can be contagious without symptoms,. Variants of concern are and .
This means, such as staying home while sick — — keeping hands and surfaces clean and considering distancing from anyone you don't live with.
Masks, preferably ones thatand have , are in Ontario and recommended in crowded outdoor areas.
generally say smaller Halloween gatherings are allowed for the unvaccinated and/or vulnerable. Guidance can be stricter in areas where COVID-19 is spreading more than others, such as .
Health Canada recommends older adults and people with underlying medical conditions get help with errands.
Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms should self-isolate, as should those who've been ordered to do so by their public health unit. The length of self-isolation varies inand .
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Vaccinesof all variants of COVID-19 and go a long way , without .
There's federal guidance forin different situations.
Travellersto board a plane, train or marine vessel in Canada. can show proof of a valid COVID-19 molecular test until Nov. 29.
can come to Canada.
The U.S. will requireas of Nov. 8. Some people with mixed doses will .
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he's "very confident" countries around the world.
Four COVID-19 vaccinesin Canada.
as young as 12. for the first shot for younger kids.
Canada's vaccine task force says peopleand .
and are giving certain groups third doses.
There have been more than 3.6 million COVID-19 first, second and third vaccine doses administered in the wider Ottawa-Gatineau region, which has about 2.3 million residents.
People canor over the phone at 1-833-943-3900. Pharmacies and some family doctors offer vaccines .
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, including for booking and third shots, so for details.
They offer doses on short notice asfill gaps in vaccine coverage.
The province has recommendedbecause the Moderna or Spikevax vaccine brings a mild risk of a rare heart condition.
can or visit a .
Symptoms and testing
COVID-19to a severe lung infection, with common symptoms including fever, a cough, , vomiting and loss of taste .
Children tend to have an upset stomach and/or a rash.
If you have severe symptoms, call 911.
Mental health can also be, and .
Anyone seeking a COVID-19 test can make an appointment. Check withfor clinic locations and hours.
Ontario says to only get tested if you, such as having symptoms, exposure or a certain job.
People without symptoms but who are part of the province's targeted testing strategy.
Rapid and take-home tests are available in some places,. have a few local options to pay for one.
Tests are strongly recommended for people with symptoms and their contacts.
People canor see what their walk-in options are online. They can also call 1-877-644-4545 with questions.
Rapid COVID-19 tests are available.
First Nations, Inuit and Métis people, or someone travelling to work in a remote Indigenous community, are eligible for a test in Ontario.
Akwesasne has, with information online or at 613-575-2341.
People in Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg can call the health centre at 819-449-5593 for a test or vaccine;for vaccine booking.
Tests are available inby calling 613-625-1175 and vaccines, at 613-625-2259 extension 225 or . Anyone in who's interested in a test can call 613-967-3603 and should watch the website for dedicated vaccine clinics.
Inuit in Ottawa can call theat 613-740-0999 for service, including testing and vaccines, in Inuktitut or English on weekdays.
What you need to know about COVID-19 in Ottawa on Thursday, Nov. 4 .
Here's CBC Ottawa's latest roundup of key updates during the coronavirus pandemic.The health unit says 98 per cent of its eligible population has at least one dose and about 95 per cent of those residents have at least two doses.