What you need to know about COVID-19 in Ottawa on Tuesday, Oct. 5 – CBC

Key updates on COVID-19 in the region

Oct 05, 2021

What’s the latest?

Ontario is giving the power to offer rapid COVID-19 tests to unvaccinated children and students in child-care settings to individual health units when the risk of COVID-19 transmission is high.

Guidance for Thanksgiving and Halloween is coming Thursday, said Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kieran Moore.

A music teacher at Lisgar Collegiate Institute in Ottawa says it’s time for wind instruments to return to classrooms, saying time is running out for the outdoor classes allowed by both of the city’s English boards.

Researchers at Queen’s University studied what people were thinking about during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This Thanksgiving marks the first big holiday during the COVID-19 pandemic where loosened public health measures will allow Ontarians to gather with extended family and friends in large numbers inside their homes.

For some, that will mean having difficult discussions. CBC spoke to some experts about how to approach them.

How many cases are there?

As of Monday, Ottawa has a total of 30,048 cases of COVID-19. There are 405 known active cases, 29,047 cases are considered resolved, and 596 people have died from the illness.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/covid19-ottawa-coronavirus-symptoms-information-october-5-2021-1.6199590

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