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Consumers

Four Ottawa-area public health units issue mandatory-mask directive for enclosed public spaces

Ottawa Public Health has shifted its approach to reducing the spread of COVID-19, and is now officially requiring that city residents wear face masks in indoor public spaces.  In a statement issued jointly on Monday by four regional public health units in Eastern Ontario, including Ottawa Public Health, the agencies stated that they were “invoking a directive under the province’s…

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Business

Local Ottawa businesses adapt to COVID-19 closures

Some local business owners say they are facing some very tough choices in the current lockdown in Ontario.  Businesses deemed essential by the province include grocery stores, pharmacies, liquor stores, and cannabis retailers among others. This has forced some non-essential business owners to rework their plans to survive during the closures. “I made the decision to cut all nine of my…