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Emergency numbers during pandemic

If you or someone you know is experiencing distress as a result of the pandemic, the attached .pdf has numbers to call to get information related to food security, isolation and financial help.


Coronavirus Council presentations

Both Ottawa Public Health's Dr. Etches and City Manager Steve Kanellakos made presentations today at Council on the coronavirus. For ease of accessing those, I've posted those here. I have also posted the Mayor's declaration of a state of emergency in the City.


Update on novel coronavirus: speaking notes – Dr. Vera Etches

This afternoon, Dr. Etches was available to the media as part of their regular media briefings. Councillors and the public have been provided with her introductory written speaking notes, provided here. Of note is her focus on eliminating non-essential trips out of the home.

Good afternoon, everyone. Bonjour.


OPH guidance for multi-unit dwellings

Ottawa Public Health has this morning issued guidance for multi-unit like condos and rental apartments. I've attached those to this post below.


Supporting our most vulnerable during the Covid-19 pandemic

Community and Social Services staff are working hard to protect the most vulnerable within the community. As part of our mandate to provide essential services to residents, we are actively assessing the needs of the community during the COVID-19 outbreak and working in collaboration with our community and our partners.


Ward Boundary Review Update

As you may be are aware, Round one of public consultation is receiving input on the City’s current ward boundaries from residents, key stakeholders and Members of Council. This consultation continues until April 3, 2020, with the following changes being implemented in consideration of the COVID-19 response:

Remaining Round one in-person public consultation meetings and stakeholder sessions are cancelled


Interim Property Tax Grace Period for All Property Owners / Programme de report des impôts fonciers en raison de difficultés financières

M E M O / N O T E  D E  S E R V I C E

The purpose of this memo is to inform Mayor and Council of several measures Revenue Services is implementing to assist residents and small businesses as the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve.


City update on Covid-19

Changes to City services to help prevent spread of COVID-19


Provincial and OPH recommended closures

On March 16, 2019, Dr. David Williams, Chief Medical Officer of Health for the Ministry of Health, has now advised cancelling events or gatherings over 50 people because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

He also advised the following establishments should close temporarily (until further notice):


OC Transpo coronavirus update

Please see the attached update that we received this afternoon from OC Transpo.

Mayor, Members of Council and Transit Commissioners

I am writing to inform you about the proactive steps we are taking throughout OC Transpo’s operations to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and protect the safety of our operators and the customers who we serve.