Tracking COVID-19: Sept. 26
Canada now has seen 150,456+ confirmed cases of COVID-19. There have been 9,255+ deaths from the infection and 129,573+ recoveries. In a memo to Council Friday evening, staff said an employee at the Plant Recreation Centre tested positive for novel coronavirus and is now self-isolating at home. The Plant Recreation…
Perfect weather driving massive crowds to apple orchards, forcing managers to tighten COVID rules
Apple picking season has successfully kicked off, but massive crowds and lack of masks pose problems.
Home for the High Holidays: Synagogues adapt services for pandemic times
The Jewish High Holiday season is here. But like most things in the times of coronavirus, holiday traditions and celebrations will look very different this year.
Ontario to begin largest flu immunization campaign in ‘Canadian history’
The province will spend $70 million in the country’s largest flu immunization campaign, ordering 5.1 million flu vaccines.
‘We trust our students:’ Ottawa universities reopen residences during COVID-19
Dorm living will be different in Ottawa this year as the universities must adhere to public health guidelines to help limit the spread of COVID-19.
Ottawa Public Health provides mental health tips for isolated residents
As COVID-19 continues to shift the way we socialize, Ottawa Public Health provides advice for those who feel isolated during the pandemic.
Weighty decision: I feel safe back at the gym, but I’m not working out quite as much as I used to
With gyms reopening in Ontario over the last few weeks, people are wondering how safe that can be. I went to my local gym to find out what safety measures they have in place.
City, housing advocates, landlords launch ‘blitz’ to move renters in need into 100 affordable units by October
The Ottawa Housing Blitz initiative is looking for 100 affordable-housing units from private landlords before October to help people in need of housing in the capital. The Alliance to End Homelessness Ottawa is working with the City of Ottawa and community partners to match people with rental units and supports.