What you need to know about COVID-19 in Ottawa for the week of April 4 – CBC

Key updates on COVID-19 in the region

Apr 04, 2022

COVID-19 spread seems to be surging in Ottawa along with both Ontario and Quebec.

Quebec has an announcement tomorrow about its indoor mask rules with most currently scheduled to end next Friday April 15. Its public health director says the government is seriously considering keeping them longer.

Many health officials strongly recommend wearing masks indoors in public regardless of the rules.

Most City of Ottawa employees who did not comply with the municipality’s COVID-19 policy will be able to return to work today. The policy now only applies workers in high-risk settings.

What are the numbers to watch?
Testing strategies have changed under the contagious Omicron variant and many people with COVID-19 aren’t reflected in case counts. Hospitalization numbers and the wastewater signal offer additional data that can help fill in the picture.

There’s more information in our daily story on key numbers.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/covid19-ottawa-coronavirus-symptoms-information-april-4-2022-1.6406749

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