COVID-19 assessment centres opening at the National Arts Centre and McNabb Community Centre

To better meet the needs of Ottawa’s downtown core, two COVID-19 assessment centres will open at the National Arts Centre (NAC) parking…


Letter from Dr. Vera Etches to Mayor Watson: Public Health Recommendations

I am writing to recommend a new approach to the COVID-19 pandemic, to protect the health of the population of Ottawa. The current harms to…


City further clarifies provincial restrictions impact on recreation activities and rentals

Ottawa – The City has received additional details on the Provincial modified stage-two restrictions and is providing a further update on…


Mayor's Statement: Ontario Implementing Additional Public Health Measures in Toronto, Ottawa and Peel Region

Today’s decision by the Province is likely one of the most difficult decisions the Premier and his cabinet have ever had to make. The…


NEWS RELEASE FROM THE PROVINCE: New Public Health Measures Implemented Provincewide to Keep Ontarians Safe

Government Reinforcing the Importance of Following Public Health Advice to Help Stop the Spread of COVID-19 TORONTO — In consultation with…


Lower Limits for Unmonitored and Private Social Gatherings in Ottawa, Peel and Toronto Regions

In consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, local medical officers of health and local municipal leaders, the Ontario…


Supporting small businesses through the fall

This summer in the nation’s capital has been much different than in years past – one that has presented Ottawans with the most significant…


Supporting Schools During COVID-19 - Update

As the reopening of schools within our region continues, Ottawa Public Health (OPH) continues to collaborate with local school boards and…


Message to New and Returning Post-Secondary Students from Dr. Vera Etches, Ottawa’s Medical Officer of Health

Dear new and returning students, On behalf of Ottawa Public Health (OPH), welcome to what we all know is going to be a unique school…


Ottawa Public Health Update - Use of Facesmasks in Public Indoor Spaces

The best thing you can do to reduce the spread of COVID-19 is staying at home if you are sick, washing your hands regularly with soap and…