What you need to know about COVID-19 in Ottawa on Wednesday, Sept. 1 – CBC

Key updates on COVID-19 in the region

Sep 01, 2021

What’s the latest?

Ontario Premier Doug Ford is slated to announce his government’s impending proof-of-vaccination system — commonly called a COVID-19 vaccine passport — for the province today, his office has confirmed.

He and the chief medical officer of health are part of an announcement scheduled for 1 p.m. ET.

Quebec’s proof of vaccination system is now in place for many non-essential activities, meaning digital or paper documentation and ID is required to take part in much of public life for people age 13 and up.

Ottawa Public Health (OPH) reported 20 more COVID-19 cases Wednesday. Quebec reports 17 more COVID-19 cases in the Outaouais.

The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board has mandated masks for kindergartners and vaccines for volunteers, but once again didn’t have time at a special board meeting to make a final decision on mandatory vaccinations for staff and other rules.

The Ottawa Catholic School Board’s trustees have asked staff to come up with a mandatory staff vaccine policy in time to be discussed at a Sept. 14 meeting.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/covid19-ottawa-coronavirus-symptoms-information-september-1-2021-1.6160064

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