April 1, 2021


Get the latest information about COVID-19 at:

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

UPDATE: April 8, 2021

In response to a rapid increase of COVID-19 transmission and threats to the hospital system's capacity,  a declaration of emergency and provincewide stay-at-home order  is now in effect. 

Vaccination appointments are currently available for residents 60 years of age and older.  To book an appointment visit or call the provincial vaccine booking line at 1-833-943-3900.

Vaccines for those 55 years of age and over are available at select pharmacies throughout Ottawa, including Costco at 1405 Blair Towers Place, and Walmart at Gloucester City Centre, 1980 Ogilvie Road. Click the links to access online booking.


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. To help avoid a third wave, continued precautions are recommended now and in the months ahead.


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.


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