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COVID-19: Canada offers to lend provinces aid in boosting testing; New cases back up in Ontario - Ottawa Citizen
Id like to see it increased, and well continue to work at it. Quebec reported 45,495 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of Thursday, with 3,800 deaths. Thats 720 new cases and 82 more deaths in the last day. In the Outaouais, there were 450 confirmed cases, up 18 since Wednesday. There was an additional death in the region, bringing the total to 12. In eastern Ontario, the Leeds, Grenville & Lanark Public Health Unit has reported 341 confirmed cases of COVID-19, as of Thursday, while the Eastern Ontario Public Health Unit reported 142 and the Renfrew County and District Health Unit reported 21. In the village of Plantagenet, 11 people have died from the effects of the novel coronavirus, and every single one lived in the same place the Pinecrest Nursing Home. In other news, Gatineau Park parking scofflaws You cant say you werent warned. Several times. MRC des Collines police say they have issued dozens of parking tickets since last weekend, most of them involving Ontario plates. Parking is currently prohibited inside the park and on surrounding roads. Whoever is parking on the no parking area on our public roads (ex: in Chelsea, or Meech Lake Road, Kingsmere Road, Notch, Mine, Scott, etc) will receive a $44 parking ticket, said police. -With files from Postmedia and The Canadian Press
From West Carleton to Cumberland, new data shows COVID-19 infection affects every Ottawa ward - Ottawa Citizen
From West Carleton to Cumberland, new data shows COVID-19 infection affects every Ottawa ward
From West CarletonMarch to RideauVanier to Cumberland, the novel coronavirus has infected residents from every one of Ottawas 23 municipal wards. New data released by Ottawa Pubic Health shows the rate of confirmed cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 people in every ward. While the highest rates of the disease are among residents of Rideau-Rockcliffe, Alta Vista and Barrhaven, respectively, Ottawas Medical Officer of Health Dr. Vera Etches cautions that this data cant be used to identify COVID-19 hotspots. For one, it captures where COVID-19 patients live, not necessarily where they contracted the virus. Its also limited to people who were able to get tested and for much of the pandemic, this was restricted to people in priority groups, such as health-care workers and long-term care residents. As of Wednesday, 1,849 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 hade been reported in Ottawa. According to OPH, the actual number of cases could be five to more than 30 times that number.
Where am I allowed to go? A guide to leaving the house while respecting the pandemic rules in Ottawa - Ottawa Citizen
Where am I allowed to go? A guide to leaving the house while respecting the pandemic rules in Ottawa
Except for pools, facilities used to train amateur or professional athletes affiliated with a list of designated organizations, or to run competitions for these athletes are allowed to reopen, provided they respect rules such as no spectators or team sports. Recreational camping on Ontarios public lands isnt allowed, for now. Ontario provincial parks and conservation reserves are open for self-guided day use, while buildings and facilites are closed. Travel For reservations made after April 4, short-term rentals such as Airbnbs are only supposed to be allowed for people in need of housing during the emergency period, according to provincial rules. Hotels and motels can operate, without this restriction. Seasonal campgrounds can open to trailers and RVs belonging to full-season contract holders. While border checkpoints between Ottawa and Gatineau are no longer in place, the Quebec government has asked that interprovincial travel be restricted to essential reasons. Ontario Premier Doug Ford has expressed the same sentiment.
Ontario's publicly funded schools to remain closed until end of school year - Ottawa Citizen
Classes won’t resume this June for two million Ontario elementary and secondary students who now wait to find out what school will look like next fall.
B.C. plans to re-open schools on a voluntary, part-time basis on June 1. Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Nunavut, Yukon and the Northwest Territories have closed schools for the remainder of the school year. In Nova Scotia, at-home learning will end on June 5 without students returning to class. Prince Edward Island has maintained some in-person classes for students with individualized needs. Students across Canada have been learning at home since the pandemic hit. In Ontario, school boards have distributed thousands of computers to students who need them to work online at home. The shift has also been controversial because some students have unreliable or no internet service and others have difficulty learning online. In his announcement Tuesday, Lecce promised an enhanced province-wide virtual learning program that will allow all students to learn, regardless of the challenges that may transpire in the coming months. [email protected] twitter.com/JacquieAMiller
COVID-19: Ontario unveils list of businesses that can reopen; Canada to open some parks, historic sites June 1 - Ottawa Citizen
He also noted that he had been informed that the Armed Forces will be staying until June 12 to help out in the hard-hit long-term care homes. Schools in Montreal that were to open May 25, now put off to end of August, beginning of September. Quebec has 40,724 cases of COVID-19, an increase of 793 from yesterday, while the death toll is now 3,351, an increase of 131. Two more deaths were reported in the Outaouais, bringing the total number of COVID-19 dead in the region to 10. Six new cases were also recorded, for a total of 366, with most of the cases concentrated in Gatineau. The CHSLD Lionel-Émond nursing home in Gatineau has seen at least five COVID-19 deaths among its residents. Meanwhile, the Eastern Ontario health unit reported 133 cases of COVID-19, the Leeds, Grenville & Lanark unit had 331 and Renfrew County reported 18. A new outbreak of COVID-19 has been declared at the Lanark Lodge LTC home in Perth, after a staff member who is not showing symptoms tested positive twice. With files from Postmedia and The Canadian Press