Sports What you need to know about COVID-19 in Ottawa on Tuesday, April 13
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COVID-19 in Ottawa's wastewater data is on the rise, but it's alsothat might indicate the provincewide shutdown is starting to bring numbers under control.
Ontario isamid a surge in new COVID-19 cases.
Ottawa Public Health (OPH) reported, second only to Sunday's 370 in terms of daily totals.
The region is inof the pandemic that includes , and test sites.
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As of Monday,. There are 2,619 known active cases, 16,978 resolved cases and 476 deaths.
Public health officials have reported more than 36,800 COVID-19 cases across eastern Ontario and western Quebec, including more than 31,400 resolved cases.
Elsewhere in eastern Ontario, 156 people have died. In western Quebec, the death toll is 178.
has had more than 280 residents test positive on the Canadian side of the border and seven deaths. It's had more than 570 cases when its southern section is added.
has had a spike of about 15 cases as of late last week. It had about 20 confirmed cases before this.
has had 11, with one death.
until at least the first week of May.
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People can only leave home for essential reasons such as getting groceries or health care and exercising. They're asked to only leave their immediate area or province if it's absolutely necessary.
Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson has said bylaw officers will inspect stores and respond to complaints about homes and parks.
The vast majority of indoor gatherings are prohibited, with exceptions for people who live together and those who live alone and pair up with one other household.
Outdoor gatherings have to be essential, masked and distanced.
Most non-essential businesses can only offer curbside pickup. Access to malls is restricted, and big-box stores can only sell essential items.
Gyms and personal care services must close, while restaurants are only available for takeout and delivery.
Local health units and communities, as Prince Edward County's is doing and Kingston is doing .
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Dr. Vera Etches,, is one of the officials who , including and travel restrictions within Ontario.
The Ontario government is closing schools after spring break, moving classes online. No timeline was given for when kids would resume in-person learning.
Premier François Legault has saidand is asking people there to only leave home when it's essential.
Schools, gyms, theatres, personal care services and non-essential businesses are closed until April 19 in Gatineau and in the MRC des Collines-de-l'Outaouais, which almost entirely surrounds the city.
Private gatherings are banned, except for a person who lives alone seeing one other household. Distanced outdoor exercise is allowed in groups up to eight people.
The curfew there now starts at 8 p.m.
The rest of the Outaouais is under red-zone rules, which closes restaurant dining rooms, but keeps schools, theatres, personal care services and non-essential businesses open with restrictions.
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The start of the curfew in this area remains at 9:30 p.m.
People in the Outaouais are asked to only have close contact with people they live with, be masked and distanced for all other in-person contact and— under threat of a fine if they go to a yellow or green zone.
The novel coronavirusthat .
People can be contagious without symptoms,. are more contagious and .
This meanslike staying home while sick — — keeping hands and surfaces clean and maintaining distance from anyone you don't live with, even with a mask on.
Masks, preferably ones thatand have , are in Ontario .
OPH says residents.
Health Canada recommends older adults and people with underlying medical conditions and/or weakened immune systems stay home as much as possible and get help with errands.
People have to show proof of a recent negative COVID-19 testand in a if entering by air.
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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 varies inand .
Canada's task force saidthat people can wait up to four months to get a second.
About 465,000 doses have been given out in the Ottawa-Gatineau region, including about 204,000 doses to Ottawa residents and about 82,000 in western Quebec.
Ontario is now in Phase 2 of its vaccine rollout, with the first doses during Phase 1 generally going to care home residents and health-care workers.
All health units in eastern Ontario except Renfrew Countyat their clinics. People can or over the phone.
People who are above or turning age 55 can contactfor a vaccine appointment. That list on Monday.
Phase 2 includes people withthis month, followed by essential workers in May.
Phase 3 should involve vaccinating anyone older than 16 starting in July.
in the larger framework, so for details.
The province has opened up appointments for people age 50 to 54 in the K1T, K1V and K2V "hot spot" postal codes, though supply is currently limited. This should soon include.
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Separately, some Ottawans in certain priority neighbourhoodsand call the city .
Indigenous people over age 16 in Ottawa can make an appointment the same way.
Quebec also started by vaccinating people in care homes and health-care workers.
The vaccination plan now covers. can line up in their vehicles to get a ticket for a walk-up appointment at Gatineau's Palais des Congrès.
That will be followed by.
Officials expect everyone who wants a shot to be able to get one by.
People who qualify. Pharmacists there .
COVID-19to a severe lung infection, with common symptoms including fever, a cough, vomiting and loss of taste or smell. 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 test.
Ontarioif you have symptoms, if you've been told to by your health unit or the province, or .
People without symptoms but who are part of the province's targeted testing strategy. This week that includes .
have very few local options to pay for one.
Check withfor clinic locations and hours. Some are offering pop-up or mobile clinics.
Tests are strongly recommended for people with symptoms and their contacts.
can make an appointment in Gatineau at 135 blvd. Saint-Raymond or 617 ave. Buckingham. They can for the Saint-Raymond site.
There arein communities such as Maniwaki and Petite-Nation.
Call 1-877-644-4545 with questions, including if walk-in testing is available nearby.
First Nations, Inuit and Métis people, or someone travelling to work in a remote Indigenous community, are eligible for a test in Ontario.
by appointment only and a curfew of 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Anyone returning to the community on the Canadian side of the international border who's been farther than 160 kilometres away — or visited Montreal —is asked to self-isolate for 14 days.
People incan book a COVID-19 test by calling 613-625-1175. Anyone in who's interested in a test can call 613-967-3603 and in Kitigan Zibi, 819-449-5593.
Inuit in Ottawa can call the Akausivik Inuit Family Health Team at 613-740-0999 for service, including testing and vaccines, in Inuktitut or English on weekdays.
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