The city of Ottawa quietly started offering 30 minutes free parking at two municipal parking lots in the ByWard Market and at Ottawa City Hall last month to help support businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As the local COVID-19 numbers head in the wrong direction, Dr. Vera Etches says more stringent measures are needed to limit the spread of the virus
The first three community vaccination clinics opened in Ottawa on Friday, targeting residents 80 and older in high-risk neighborhoods.
Data from the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation estimates Ottawas vacancy rate at roughly three to four per cent.
A cold and windy Thursday in store for the capital
“Rates are no longer declining and we are close to the red category threshold,” said Dr. Vera Etches, Ottawa’s medical officer of health.
City staff in Kingston are using the city’s own greenhouse to grow vegetables for a local charity to help address food insecurity in the region.
Eastern Ontario’s top doctor suggests all residents of his region could receive the first shot of the COVID-19 vaccine within the next two to three months, as the guidelines change for administering the vaccine and more shipments arrive weekly.
Either working from home or heading into the office, the COVID-19 pandemic has created two distinct worlds of work.
“I think we’re about to go into that third act and finally put an end to the pandemic,” said Jason Tetro, the author known as the Germ Guy.
The city of Ottawa will need to move into the green zone of Ontario’s COVID-19 framework before patios can stay open until 2 a.m. this spring and summer.
As more COVID-19 doses arrive in Ottawa, the head of Ottawa’s vaccination task force is suggesting mass vaccinations of residents over the age of 80 will begin later this month.