COVID-19 in Ottawa: Weekly roundup



What’s new

Here’s the City’s weekly roundup of information in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. You can also get daily City updates on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram:

Covid-19 Vaccine Updates:

  • To date, more than 186,000 doses of vaccines have been administered in Ottawa.
  • Ontario enacted a Provincial Emergency and Stay-at-Home Order, requiring everyone to remain at home except for essential purposes.
  • Ontario is in Phase 2 of its vaccine distribution plan. All Ottawa residents age 60 and over can book appointments to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at community clinics.
  • Moderate priority health care workers can now pre-register for their COVID-19 vaccine.
  • The Province of Ontario announced the extension of vaccine appointments at community clinics to residents aged 50 and older who live in certain “hot spots”. Vaccination appointments for 50+ at community clinics are expected to fill up quickly.
  • The AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines will be available in select Ottawa pharmacies for eligible people ages 55 or older in 2021. Find your closest pharmacy.
  • In addition to community vaccination clinics and mobile vaccination teams, we continue to operate pop-up clinics, clinics for Indigenous community members, and adult recipients of chronic home health care. Visit the Vaccination distribution page for more information.
  • The City is working with our partners at The Ottawa Hospital and Queensway Carleton Hospital to deliver vaccines to thousands of local health care workers. For more information on each of these delivery channels, including eligibility and booking information, please visit
  • Visit the OPH Covid-19 Vaccination page to learn who can currently get the Covid-19 vaccine and check out COVID-19 in Ottawa for the latest updates.

The latest from Ottawa Public Health

  • “This is our defining moment. We will not give up. We will not fall.” Read the latest statement from Dr. Vera Etches.
  • NEW: COVID-19 assessment centre open at the Howard Darwin Centennial Arena. Click here for more information on this and other testing sites, and to book an appointment for testing.
  • Please join TONIGHT, April 9 at 6 pm for a virtual interactive event in English and Arabic to learn about COVIDwise, Vaccine 101, and mental health resources and supports for you and your family. OPH members will also discuss more about the COVID-19 vaccines and answer any questions you may have. Click here for more information and to register.
  • Do you speak Somali and/or Arabic? You can now contact Ottawa Public Health by text or voice clip on WhatsApp for information about COVID-19! Somali number: 613-229-3373 Arabic number: 613-229-3359.
  • Parenting in Ottawa is now on Instagram! Follow us there for all things parenting, from little ones to teens!

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