Tag Archives: COVID-19

Say no thanks to COVID-19 this Thanksgiving

The city has a couple of articles / newsletters about avoiding contact with people during Thanksgiving to cut down on the spread of COVID-19 disease.


Say no thanks to COVID-19 this Thanksgiving

To say this year has been tough is an understatement. Thanksgiving is one of our most beloved traditions, and the prospect of missing out on the social connection we all crave right now is hard to bear. At this critical time, we must stick to our households and refrain from gatherings that could put us and our loved ones at risk. If you’re feeling disappointed, you’re not alone. Seven months into it, we are still in this together.

We know we can flatten this curve. How? Because we’ve done it before. Together.

The question then becomes – what’s next? Take a deep breath and consider the following tips to have a great Thanksgiving 2020 while still staying safe.

Continued at… https://ottawa.ca/en/news/say-no-thanks-covid-19-thanksgiving


What you need to know about social gatherings in October

We are at a critical point in the COVID-19 pandemic.

To respond to the rising number of positive COVID-19 cases, the Province of Ontario and Ottawa Public Health recommend that you limit close physical contact to people within your household. For those who are living alone, it is recommended that they consider having close contact with one additional household.

The Province has also reduced limits on the number of people allowed to attend private social gatherings, and these limits could change at any time.

With this in mind, if you still plan to have a gathering, here are the answers to some key questions.

Continued at… https://ottawa.ca/en/news/what-you-need-know-about-social-gatherings-october

City Postpones Fall Recreation…

From: City of Ottawa ( medias@ottawa.ca)
Date: 10/02/20 15:20
Subject: City postpones fall recreation and arts programming registration

Due to the evolving situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, the City is postponing its fall recreation and arts programming registration, which was originally scheduled to open on Monday, October 5 at 9 pm. Stay tuned for further updates and any program changes.

For more information on City programs and services, visit ottawa.ca or call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401). You can also connect with us through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

City of Ottawa, 110 Laurier Ave. W., Ottawa, Ontario K1P 1J1, Canada

Family Law, Access and COVID-19 – October 20

Family Law, Access, and COVID-19

COVID-19 has impacted every aspect of society, including family life. Please join Reach for a discussion on family law and access issues. In speaking about access in the context of COVID-19, the presentation will, among other things, touch on considerations for families with parents and/or children living with disabilities, as well as provide information on navigating the current family law court process during the pandemic. Our speaker will be Lisa Sharp, a family law and immigration lawyer practicing in Ottawa.

Lisa Sharp has practised family law for fifteen years, including family and child protection litigation, adoptions, and fertility law.  Lisa is a parent / step parent to seven children; some of whom are persons with disabilities. Lisa offers a welcoming and accessible office to all families and has worked with families led by lesbian, gay, straight and transgender parents.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

There is no fee to attend this event, but advanced registration is required. This Legal Information Seminar is made possible with support from the Ottawa Community Foundation.

Registration

Jessica Franklin
Silent Auction Coordinator
Reach Canada
Reachauction.com
Reach.ca

Talks on Infrastructure Etc, COVID Lessons – September 9, 10

A couple of upcoming events via the Federation of Citizens’ Associations:

PIED and FCA Planning Updates – Wednesday, September 9 at 7 p.m.

[FCA Poster inviting people to PIED - Planning, Infrastructure, and Economic Development]
INVITATION FCA.PIED AGENDA. SEPT 9 . sp.pdf

Energy Mix – What We’ve Learned from the Pandemic – Thursday, September 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/what-weve-learned-from-the-pandemic-a-listening-session-for-fca-members-tickets-118952382779

[Poster for Energy*Mix's the What We've Learned from the Pandemic talk]
Learning from the Pandemic backgrounder v.1.pdf

COVID-19 and CPCA Operations in Fall 2020

How the CPCA will operate this season:

  • Undertake only outdoor community activities, where physical distancing can be achieved, to be considered on a case by case basis. Please contact the CPCA Board via the website if you are interested in organizing such an activity (Include details).
  • Covid waiver to be signed where applicable.
  • All meetings and AGM to be virtual.
  • Note that Board members remain active, attending virtual meetings and responding in writing to the City Councillor, City of Ottawa Committees and Committee of Adjustment regarding issues and proposals that affect our community.

Champlain Park Fieldhouse:

  • The CPCA has decided that we will not open the fieldhouse for any activities (rentals or CPCA use) this season.
  • This is because the Champlain Park Fieldhouse is an unstaffed, volunteer-run facility. The Covid-19 procedures and requirements outlined by the City would be difficult for our volunteers to undertake and to monitor. These include general hygiene practices to be followed by participants of indoor activities (hand hygiene, masks, physical distancing) plus Covid-19 cleaning, charting and monitoring responsibilities.

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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