COVID-19 in Ottawa: Weekly roundup - Friday, May 22


  • What’s new

    Here’s the City’s weekly roundup of information in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. You can also get daily City updates on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram:

    The latest from Ottawa Public Health

    In case you missed it

    Paramedic services

    In a world where the message is to stay home, the Ottawa Paramedic Service is still on the job. In addition to answering 9-1-1 calls and supporting the City’s COVID-19 assessment centres, Ottawa’s paramedics have been working in long-term care homes to help contain the pandemic outbreak.

    Park Ambassador

    Park Ambassador, Stephanie Bilodeau, and by-law officer Honza Poulard, explain how to enjoy the City’s outdoor sports fields and courts, while reminding residents of which activities remain out of bounds.

    Front line heroes

    Ensuring our front-line heroes have access to safe, quality child care for their kids is one of the most meaningful ways that we, as a City, can support them.

    Watch: Im in

    Watch: I'm in! For front-line and essential workers on the job during the pandemic, physical distancing and hand washing are more than just safety measures. They are meaningful actions the public can take to show solidarity and support for those who go to work every day to keep our city moving. #WeAreInThisTogether

    Ottawa Public Library lends 3D printers

    The Ottawa Public Library lends 3D printers to make protective equipment. OPL’s Yvonne van Lith is “glad we were able to get these printers into the hands of the people who could make the best use of them during this pandemic.”

    Unsafe at home

    Unsafe at Home is a secure text and online chat service for women who may be living through increased violence and abuse at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Counsellors provide emotional support, practical advice and information about where to access support in Ottawa.

    City council and commitees

    Don’t forget, you can watch live City Council and Committee meetings on the Ottawa City Council YouTube Channel. City Council meetings are also broadcast live on RogersTV Cable 22 and on the RogersTV website.

    Signs of hope: Ottawa window and sidewalk art

    Signs of hope.Thanks for sharing your inspiring photos, we have added them to our website. Keep sharing your photos using #WeAreInThisTogether and #MyOttawa and tag us on Instagram (@cityofottawa) Facebook (@cityofottawa) or Twitter (@ottawacity)!

    Contact us

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