COVID-19: Vaccines

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Background

Ottawa Public Health has a new COVID-19 Vaccine page at OttawaPublicHealth.ca/COVID19Vaccine which has information on the situation in Ottawa, how the vaccines work and considerations for residents. The City of Ottawa's COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Task Force continues work on a plan for vaccine distribution in Ottawa: https://ottawa.ca/en/covid-19-vaccine-distribution-faqs.

It will take many months before large amounts of the population are vaccinated. It is important that Ottawans continue to do what works to reduce the spread of the virus: maintain a two-metre distance from others outside their own household, wear a mask, stay home when sick and wash their hands. In Ottawa, a large amount of spread is happening in private social gatherings such as parties and large family get-togethers. Limiting close contacts is very important in reducing the spread of COVID-19 in the community.

All COVID-19 engagement surveys are currently closed. Please check back regularly as we will update this page to seek ongoing feedback as we continue to navigate next steps.

For the latest information on COVID-19 in Ottawa, visit ottawapublichealth.ca/coronavirus. For information about municipal service changes and updates, please visit ottawa.ca/covid19.

Background

Ottawa Public Health has a new COVID-19 Vaccine page at OttawaPublicHealth.ca/COVID19Vaccine which has information on the situation in Ottawa, how the vaccines work and considerations for residents. The City of Ottawa's COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Task Force continues work on a plan for vaccine distribution in Ottawa: https://ottawa.ca/en/covid-19-vaccine-distribution-faqs.

It will take many months before large amounts of the population are vaccinated. It is important that Ottawans continue to do what works to reduce the spread of the virus: maintain a two-metre distance from others outside their own household, wear a mask, stay home when sick and wash their hands. In Ottawa, a large amount of spread is happening in private social gatherings such as parties and large family get-togethers. Limiting close contacts is very important in reducing the spread of COVID-19 in the community.

All COVID-19 engagement surveys are currently closed. Please check back regularly as we will update this page to seek ongoing feedback as we continue to navigate next steps.

For the latest information on COVID-19 in Ottawa, visit ottawapublichealth.ca/coronavirus. For information about municipal service changes and updates, please visit ottawa.ca/covid19.

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    The ByTowne cinema

    by BHP, 9 months ago
    The ByTowne cinema has implemented more safety measures than are strictly required by Public Health for cinemas. For example, they have had their HVAC system revamped to increase air circulation, even though this will increase their heating bills. They have a well-regulated exiting protocol, overseen by a couple of their staff, which ensures that patrons leave the theatre by rows to avoid "clumping up" in the lobby. And all the staff are scrupulous in adhering to the COVID-19 safety rules and reminding patrons to do the same.

    I feel safer attending the ByTowne for a film than I do in... Continue reading

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    Brewer Arena Test Centre Staff

    by agazin, about 1 year ago

    Just wanted to give a shout out to the staff at the Brewer Arena test centre. I had to take my 2 year old to be tested for COVID and they went above and beyond to make us both feel comfortable. I can’t thank them enough! They’re doing an incredible job, and I’m so grateful!

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    Helen Barkley and Chris Humphrey Volunteering

    by MV1953, over 1 year ago

    Thank you to Helen Barkley and Chris Humphrey for their volunteering during COVID-19.

    They have been helping to people in need with grocery shopping and delivery in our high rise building. Even though they could be considered as a vulnerable population, without hesitation offered their help to unknown neighbours.

    Sincerely grateful,

    Meliha Vlatkovic

    195 Clearview Ave, Ottawa

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    Home-made Masks go Fast

    by Soulful, over 1 year ago

    I would like to acknowledge my sister, Sandra Kerry-Lee Miller, who made over 50 masks that she gave to me to give to groups in need in my community. I know how to sew, but the ones she made had wire for your nose, and a pocket to insert an extra barrier such as a coffee filter. I started to try and make them myself, but I got all mixed up. This does take skill and she has it. Kerry is my hero because while most people are charging $5-$15 per mask, she did not want any renumeration for hers... Continue reading

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    WorldSkills still helping newcomers seek work: virtual appointments thanks to Atoosa Adnani

    by Frances T, over 1 year ago

    As part of WorldSkills’ suite of coaching and assistance to newcomers who want to contribute their skills to Ottawa, volunteers meet one-on-onewith job-ready immigrants to tailor their resumes to Canadian employers’ tastes. Atoosa Adnani, who coordinates these appointments, had the brainwave that we can move them online. Either she will set up a Zoom meeting or we can agree with the client on a convenient platform and time. It’s been a great way to continue to meet new people and learn.

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    Fantastic work by Jeff Leiper, his staff, and the volunteers in our ward

    by Concerned in Hintonburg, over 1 year ago

    Thank you so much for organizing volunteers to do food shopping for those of us who are voluntarily self-isolating due to elevated risks from age, chronic health issues, or living with someone who has those elevated risks.

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    Food for thought! Covid 19, collab with coconut lagoon Chef Joe

    by E., over 1 year ago

    The Food for Thought net-café provides good food, cultivates community spirit and reduces the digital divide in under-served Ottawa neighbourhoods.

    During the COVID-19 crisis the café operations are closed, and they are redirecting all efforts to provide nutritious meals for those who need it. They target families that do not have cooking facilities and therefore face a daily challenge in feeding their children. More than 2000 residents live in family shelters in Ottawa.

    Award-winning Chef Joe Thotthungal, owner of Coconut Lagoon and Thali restaurants, leads a roster of well-known local chefs all giving generously of their time and facilities.