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Parks closures

I have been fielding a lot of questions about the parks closures as tickets begin to be issued against residents in violation of the orders. While everything can and will evolve, here's my understanding as I write about what is and isn't allowed.


Provincial pandemic projections

The Province provided today its assumptions and projections about the spread of Covid-19. I've attached that .pdf below for ease of retrieval. 


Help for those in Hintonburg/Mechanicsville

Thanks to a group of residents in Hintonburg and Mechanicsville who have organized to provide help to those who may need it in the current pandemic. See their poster for details.


Financial assistance

The City has published a new fact sheet outlining the various measures different levels of government have made available to those in financial distress as a result of the pandemic. View those in the PDF below.


OC Transpo service adjustments

This afternoon, Council received the memo below from OC Transpo management.

The purpose of this memo is to provide an update about upcoming changes to bus service. On Monday, we will be adjusting conventional bus service across the network to reflect lower customer volumes, while maintaining space for safe physical distancing for the protection of our customers and staff.


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.