What you need to know about COVID-19 in Ottawa on Monday, March 7 – CBC

Key updates on COVID-19 in the region

Mar 07, 2022

Elementary and high school students in the Outaouais are no longer required to wear masks in class. Masks are needed in common areas, between classrooms and on school transport.

Some Ottawa businesses are taking a hybrid proof-of-vaccination approach and reserving some times for vaccinated customers.

Pharmacists across Ontario want the ability to offer antivirals to patients who test positive for COVID-19 at their stores. Antivirals are only available for certain groups at provincial test sites.

What are the numbers to watch?
Testing can’t meet the general public’s demand because of the contagious Omicron variant, meaning many people with COVID-19 won’t be reflected in the case count.

Hospitalizations and wastewater monitoring can help fill in some of the grey areas. 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-march-7-2022-1.6374916

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