What you need to know about COVID-19 in Ottawa on Friday, March 4 – CBC

Key updates on COVID-19 in the region

Mar 04, 2022

As public health restrictions to combat COVID-19 are lifted across Canada, the officials repealing them say they’re concerned about lagging uptake of the vaccine by children under age 12.

Ottawa’s is stuck at just below 70 per cent of kids age five to 11 with at least one dose. Renfrew County’s medical officer of heath said last week it hadn’t yet hit 50 per cent. Ontario’s rate is about 55 per cent and Quebec’s just over 60 per cent.

Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott confirmed Friday what CBC broke Thursday: she is not running for re-election. The premier says she will continue as health minister until the June 2 vote.

The southern part of Akwesasne is following New York State and recommending masks inside without having them be mandatory, with a few exceptions where they remain mandatory.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/covid19-ottawa-coronavirus-symptoms-information-march-4-2022-1.6372248

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