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…


Ottawa Public Health Lyme disease program for 2019

As spring is finally arriving, Ottawa Public Health (OPH) is resuming its Lyme disease program for 2019. While there are tremendous health…