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 and Vaccine Updates:
- To date, more than 455,000 doses of vaccines have been administered in Ottawa.
- The declaration of emergency and province-wide Stay-at-Home order have been extended until June 2, 2021, requiring everyone to remain at home except for essential purposes.
- More risk groups, essential workers and adults 40 and older can book vaccine appointments.
- The City added a new community clinic at the Infinity Convention Centre that can accommodate residents from the provincially-designated “hot spots” in Ottawa. Residents 18 and older in these locations can book an appointment at the Infinity Centre or at any other community clinic through Ontario.ca/bookvaccine.
- Visit the City’s updated Vaccine Distribution page to see who is eligible for vaccines, including individuals with at risk, high-risk and highest-risk health conditions, the first group of essential workers, and second group of essential workers who cannot work from home.
The latest from Ottawa Public Health
- "Don't give up hope. We are getting there. The levels are coming down. Within a couple of days, we will probably have 50 per cent of people over 18 in Ottawa that have protection of one dose of vaccine. This is significant." Watch CTV Morning Live interview with Dr. Vera Etches.
- Have you registered yet? Join us on May 18 for a Vaccine 101 information session for businesses and workplaces hosted by Ottawa Public Health in collaboration with the Ottawa Board of Trade, Ottawa Coalition of Business Improvement Areas, and Le Regroupement des gens d'affaires de la capitale nationale. Register now.
- During COVID-19, nurses have continued to work tirelessly, and go above & beyond to provide care to our community. Thank you for your compassion, resilience and most importantly, your contributions #NationalNursingWeek2021.
- Check out what goes on behind the scenes at Ottawa’s COVID-19 Supply & Distribution Centre. Watch now.
- Protecting communities by building immunity: Find COVID-19 vaccine information and resources.
In case you missed it
- What can I do during the stay-at-home order? We have answers to many of your questions.
- The City is working with Ottawa Public Health (OPH) and other City departments to determine a launch date and roll out of the e-scooter pilot project in support of essential travel needs.
For more information on City programs and services, visit ottawa.ca or call 3-1-1(TTY: 613-580-2401). You can also connect with us through Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.