Tag Archives: COVID-19

HNTF Update #6 for 2020-06-23 – Looking for Cloth Masks

Subject: City of Ottawa Community Outreach COVID-19 #6 / Ville d’Ottawa – Activités d’information COVID-19 #6
Date: Tue, 23 Jun 2020 17:23:55 +0000
From: Boutet, Raynor <Raynor.Boutet@ottawa.ca>

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Good afternoon,

It has been another beautiful week, and with the Province moving forward with Phase 2 of re-opening, more of us are going out.  However, we still all need to stay safe and respect social distancing.

Ottawa Public Health is recommending everyone to wear a mask where physical distancing is not easy to maintain.  For more information on direction from Ottawa Public Health please check out their website: https://www.ottawapublichealth.ca/en/public-health-topics/masks.aspx?utm_source=OPH&utm_medium=Friendly_URL&utm_campaign=Coronavirus&utm_content=Friendly_URL

Although many of our neighbours can access and purchase cloth masks, there are thousands in our community who cannot.  The Human Needs Task Force is looking for donations of cloth masks to distribute to residents who have no other means. These masks will be distributed throughout the city to community partners who will connect with people who have no other means of accessing a cloth mask.
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HNTF Update for 2020-06-08

Subject: City of Ottawa Community Outreach COVID-19 #4 / Ville d’Ottawa – Activités d’information COVID-19 #4
Date: Mon, 8 Jun 2020 19:50:01 +0000
From: Boutet, Raynor <Raynor.Boutet@ottawa.ca>

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Good afternoon,

We hope that everyone is doing well this week.

This week’s email focuses on “Beating the Heat”. With last week’s heat wave giving us a taste of what is to come, keeping cool is top of mind for all of us, especially those serving our vulnerable and isolated residents.
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Community Development Framework Forum – June 11

This is more for the board members out there but residents are welcome too. Sign up to get the Zoom video conference link at https://cdfcdc.ca/community-forum-registration/

Community Development Framework Learning Forum for community members and service providers

WHERE: Join us on-line through zoom
WHEN: THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 2020 5:30pm-8:00pm

Community members and organizations are responding to COVID 19 by building community, social connections and addressing needs within Ottawa priority neighbourhoods, suburbs and rural areas.

Learn ways to:

  • Build community and social connections during COVID 19
  • Cope while physical distancing
  • Be inspired and find hope for the future

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Coping with the loss of routine during the pandemic

The CPCA thinks this is a useful pandemic related mental health article from a reputable source.

Summary: Attachments to places and people are changing, sense of self too if attached to something like a job that’s changed. Symptoms listed (numb, angry, trouble sleeping, etc). Coping (half a dozen tips).

More locally and more generally, there’s also https://www.ottawapublichealth.ca/en/public-health-topics/mental-health.aspx

Coronavirus grief: Coping with the loss of routine during the pandemic

It isn’t easy adjusting to changes brought on by the pandemic. Consider how to deal with grief caused by the loss of your normal routine.

By Mayo Clinic Staff

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has changed people’s lives in many ways. In addition to feeling grief over the loss of life caused by COVID-19, you’re likely grieving the loss of your normal routine.

Rest of article at https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/coronavirus/in-depth/coping-with-coronavirus-grief/art-20486392

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City DiscoverRec Bulletin for June

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The city has come out with their June newsletter of recreational activities. Subscribe here. Of note is the detailed COVID-19 parks update.

HNTF Updates to 2020-05-29

Here are a couple of updates from the Human Needs Task Force, created by the City of Ottawa to help with the COVID-19 emergency. This week’s two updates are a web site on social services changed for COVID-19, and a collection of drawings for children to colour.
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Neighbourhood Activities Suspended due to Covid-19

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all of CPCA’s usual activities that involve close contact between people (fieldhouse bookings, social activities, membership drive, spring clean-up, face to face meetings, etc.), have been temporarily suspended.

Some of our Board members continue to safely carry out routine administrative tasks and attend virtual meetings (FCA, City Committees, and other groups we are involved with).

We are monitoring public health advice as the pandemic evolves, and will keep you informed via the website and notifications of any updates and changes related to our operations.

Thanks to everyone in the community for your patience and the co-operative efforts we see as people retain physical distancing while still enjoying being out and about in our neighbourhood.

Signed the CPCA Board