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COVID-19 in Ottawa: Weekly roundup - Friday, May 15

May 15, 2020
Announcements and Events

What’s new

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

  • Missed Thursday’s Townhall with Mayor Jim Watson, Dr. Vera Etches and senior City staff? No problem: the hour-long Q&A with residents about the COVID-19 pandemic can be found on the City’s YouTube channel.
  • The City's roadmap for recovery was presented to City Council on Wednesday
  • It’s the long weekend! It also means there are Victoria Day schedule changes: fireworks, parking, transit and more...
  • Boat launches open Saturday! Plus, the City’s examining the Province’s stage-one reopening guidelines regarding outdoor sports facilities.
  • Don’t forget, you can watch live City Council or Committee meetings on the Ottawa City Council YouTube Channel. City Council meetings re also broadcast live on RogersTV Cable 22 and live streamed on the RogersTV website.

The latest from Ottawa Public Health

  • Have questions about wearing non-medical masks? Everything you need to know here.
  • This week we celebrate National Nurses Week – it’s a time to recognize nurses for their hard work, dedication and commitment to the health and well-being of us all – especially during the COVID-19 response. We encourage you to join the Canadian Nurses Association to thank a nurse, a great activity for the whole family.
  • COVID-19 testing has expanded. When should you pay a visit to a COVID-19 Care Clinic?

In case you missed it

Marianne Gervais

Where the front lines and the phone lines intersect – Marianne Gervais and her fellow public health nurses offer help and hope to COVID-19 patients in quarantine

Ottawa Public Library lends 3D printers

Ottawa Public Library lends 3D printers to make protective equipment “I'm just glad we were able to get these printers into the hands of the people who could make the best use of them during this pandemic.”

COVID-19: Share your thoughts from home.

COVID-19: Share your thoughts from home.  There’s still time to give us your feedback! What changes have you made to protect yourself and your loved ones from COVID-19? How easy it has been for you to receive and understand information from different levels of government? What kinds of supports have you accessed? We want to hear your ideas on how to maintain physical distancing into the future and much more.

Stay connected online with the City’s Recreation and Culture staff

Stay connected online with the City’s Recreation and Culture staff – Check out recreation, fitness, arts and culture offerings on Facebook and Instagram #MusuemMondays, #MotivationMondays, #ArtisiticTalentTuesdays #WellnessWednesdays and more....

Signs of hope: Ottawa window and sidewalk art

Signs of hope: Ottawa window and sidewalk art

Thanks for sharing your inspiring photos, we have added them to our website. Continue sharing your photos using #WeAreInThisTogether and #MyOttawa in your posts and tag us on Instagram (@cityofottawa) Facebook (@cityofottawa) or Twitter (@ottawacity)!

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