Take Easter celebrations outside, Ottawa’s medical officer of health urges – CBC

Dr. Vera Etches is also urging people to assess their individual risk and the risk of those around them

Apr 13, 2022

As high levels of COVID-19 continue in the capital, Ottawa’s medical officer of health is recommending that residents take any Easter celebrations outdoors, wear masks and open windows when indoors, and consider keeping gatherings small.

The message comes as Ottawa’s coronavirus wastewater signal sits about three times higher than it did during the previous record-setting Omicron peak in January.

Dr. Vera Etches is also urging people to assess their individual risk and the risk of those around them when deciding to socialize, she wrote in an open letter Wednesday.

And people who are sick should not rely on COVID rapid tests to determine whether they can go out or not, because a negative rapid test result doesn’t guarantee someone doesn’t have COVID.

Anyone experiencing any symptoms of illness should stay home, even if the symptoms are more consistent with other viruses currently circulating in the community, such as gastrointestinal illness.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/easter-celebrations-2022-outside-ottawa-etches-1.6418535

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