COVID-19 Update from the City of Ottawa

The City of Ottawa is now posting weekly roundups with information regarding the City’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. You can also…


City to invest $11.4 million in COVID-19-related social services

Today, I was joined by Councillor Jenna Sudds, the Chair of the City’s Community and Protective Services Committee, to announce how the…


Announcement: Service and Workforce Adjustments due to COVID-19

Ottawa – In order to help flatten the curve and protect the public from the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Ottawa has closed public…


COVID-19 Update

With more cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Ottawa, including confirmation of community spread, we are urging that everyone either practice…


Mayor Watson’s statement following Ottawa’s first death related to COVID-19

“First and foremost, I would like to offer my most sincere condolences to the family of the resident who has passed away today. This is…


Ottawa City Council: March 25, 2020 - Mayor's Opening Remarks

"Good morning. I want to thank everyone for joining us today for City Council’s first virtual meeting. I want to recognize residents,…


COVID-19: Ottawa and Gatineau ask their residents to limit their interprovincial travel to essential trips

Earlier this morning, I sent a joint public service announcement with the Mayor of Gatineau, Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin: Ottawa and Gatineau…


UPDATE: COVID-19

Ottawa Public Health has become aware of a second confirmed case of COVID-19 in Ottawa. This case is unrelated to the first case confirmed…


UPDATE: COVID-19 in Ottawa

I've received the following letter from Dr. Vera Etches, the City of Ottawa's Chief Medical Officer of Health: Dear Mayor Watson and…