What you need to know about COVID-19 in Ottawa on Thursday, Sept. 9 – CBC

Key updates on COVID-19 in the region

Sep 09, 2021

What’s the latest?

With students back in class in Ottawa’s four boards, health officials want to increase access to COVID-19 testing with take-home kits offered to students and staff, starting with 64 schools in the city.

Emily Balla, the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board’s (OCDSB) mental health lead, shared some advice for families returning to school.

Ottawa Public Health said it symptom screening tool is down because of high traffic.

Kingston police charged 11 people under the Reopening Ontario Act this past long weekend for hosting parties larger than 100 people, part of a laundry list of problems on Queen’s University’s move-in week.

The wider region has seen a boost to vaccine dose numbers after vaccine passport news in both Ontario and Quebec.

The Quebec government says it is confident a “large majority” of health-care workers will comply with its mandatory vaccination policy by Oct. 15, even if tens of thousands still haven’t gotten a jab.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/covid19-ottawa-coronavirus-symptoms-information-september-9-2021-1.6168801


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