COVID-19: COMMUNITY UPDATE | September 2021

September 8, 2021


Get the latest information about COVID-19 at:

For daily updates, visit the PUBLIC HEALTH AGENCY OF CANADA's COVID-19 website.

Ottawa's Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Vera Etches, has asked people to "approach September with caution" given the highly infectious Delta variant behind the current fourth wave of the pandemic.

Ontario remains Step 3 of its Reopening Plan, and will stay there for the foreseeable future while navigating the fourth wave. Ontario has announced that it will be offering third doses of a COVID-19 vaccine to select vulnerable populations, and expanding eligibility for the Pfizer vaccine to all youth turning 12 in 2021.

Appointments for Accelerated Second Doses of the vaccine are currently being accepted. Click the link for details and conditions.

To book a first or second vaccine appointment, or for more information visit or call the provincial vaccine booking line at 1-833-943-3900.

Check the COVID-19 page at the Ottawa Public Health website for regular updates on vaccine availability.

For ongoing information, visit the links above or follow the daily updates on and other media.

We wish all of you safety and good health during these challenging times.


March 2, 2021

The City of Ottawa will be following the Province of Ontario’s plan to distribute the vaccine in three phases. 

Click here for a schematic of Ontario’s current vaccine distribution plan, and here for its Ethical Framework for vaccine distribution. 

The province is responsible for distributing vaccine doses across Ontario and determining the sequence of who gets the vaccine. 

Ottawa Public Health reminds us that vaccination will not eliminate the need for continued precaution.  Until more is known about COVID-19 transmission, continuation of all recommended precautions  is strongly encouraged. 

For details of the vaccination program and updates as they become available, visit the City of Ottawa website at:

February 17, 2021

Ottawa moved into the "Orange-Restrict Zone" of Ontario's COVID-19 response framework on February 16.

The province continues to strongly recommend limiting close contacts to members of your household, staying at home except for essential travel, wearing masks in indoor public spaces and maintaining physcial distance of at least 2 metres from people you don't live with. 

The City of Ottawa remains in a State of Emergency . Ottawa Public Health has released this interactive neighbourhood map to provide a snapshot of the local distribution of confirmed cases.

The novel coronavirus spreads primarily through droplets when an infected person speaks, coughs, sneezes, or breathes onto someone or something. These droplets can hang in the air.

People without symptoms can be contagious even after receiving a vaccine, and new variants of the coronavirus can be more contagious. Continued precautions are recommended now and in the months ahead.



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