What you need to know about COVID-19 in Ottawa on Friday, Sept. 10 – CBC

Key updates on COVID-19 in the region

Sep 10, 2021

What’s the latest?

After street parties on Labour Day weekend that drew thousands of people, student leaders at Queen’s University are working to come up with safer ways for its students to connect.

The health unit for the area says in general, more young people downtown are testing positive after going to large gatherings without masks or distancing. Anyone who’s gone to a large gathering in its university district is asked to get a COVID-19 test.

As of 4 p.m. Friday, the City of Kingston will quadruple the maximum fine to $2,000 for going to a party that breaks gathering limits, and will assign more enforcement officers who can fine partygoers on the spot.

The city said in a news release it may now publicly name people who break these kinds of rules.

The CBC’s Don Pittis writes there are signs that the Canadian jobs landscape is currently going through a transformation that will affect us all, but with the country in the midst of an election, many of the complex issues have been hard to address.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/covid19-ottawa-coronavirus-symptoms-information-september-10-2021-1.6170572

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