On March 25, 2020, the Mayor of Ottawa declared a state of emergency for the City of Ottawa due to the spread of COVID-19 in Ottawa. Ottawa Public Health recommends all residents practise physical (social) distancing or self-isolate to help stop the spread of the virus. For up to date health information on COVID-19 visit the following webpages:
- The City of Ottawa shares current information with residents on https://ottawa.ca/en and the City’s social media channels
- What is the current situation in Ottawa? Stay up to date on the latest COVID-19 developments by following Ottawa Public Health social media Ottawa Public Health updates
- Ontario’s Health Covid-19 information page- find out how to protect yourself and how to recognize symptoms. Information is available in other languages. https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus
- Government of Ontario, Covid19 Self-Assessment Test https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/#q0
- Ottawa Public Health, Covid19 assessment centre in Ottawa https://www.ottawapublichealth.ca/en/shared-content/assessment-centres.aspx
- Public Health Agency of Canada- awareness resources, which some of them are in multiple languages https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/awareness-resources.html#wb-auto-5
- Telehealth Ontario- Get fast, free medical advice through Telehealth Ontario, call Toll-free: 1-866-797-0000 or Toll-free TTY: 1-866-797-0007 However in a medical emergency don’t call Telehealth. Call 911 immediately.