What you need to know about COVID-19 in Ottawa on Wednesday, Nov. 17 – CBC

Key updates on COVID-19 in the region

Nov 17, 2021

What’s the latest?

Fully vaccinated Canadians taking short trips abroad will soon no longer need proof of a negative COVID-19 molecular test to return home, according to sources.

Sources, who spoke on the condition they not be named because they aren’t authorized to speak on the record, said the government is only dropping the test requirement for Canadians and permanent residents for trips under 72 hours.

Enrollment in the U.S.-Canada trusted traveller programs known as NEXUS and FAST is also resuming following a pandemic hiatus — but only American centres are reopening.

Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott said Wednesday that health units will soon share more plans for if and when a COVID-19 vaccine is approved for younger children, including allowing pre-registration.

How many cases are there?

As of Tuesday, Ottawa has had 31,455 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There are 380 known active cases, while 30,465 cases are considered resolved and 610 people have died from the illness.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/covid19-ottawa-coronavirus-symptoms-information-november-17-2021-1.6251360

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