Kanata North COVID-19 Update April 8

Good evening Kanata North, 

1Today, Council unanimously approved my motion that encourages all residents and businesses to fly a Canadian flag to show their support for the extraordinary efforts of all frontline and essential workers in our city and across Canada. This is in solidarity of the team Canada efforts that are ongoing as we navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic. It is important to remember that we are all in this together. I encourage you to fly your flags in support! 

Kanata North Update: 

  • Your federal and municipal governments are here to support you. Tomorrow, April 9th at 12 p.m. tune in on Facebook Live as I chat with MP Karen McCrimmon regarding the COVID-19 response from both levels of governmentJoin in and post your questions in the comments, we will try to answer all of them. 
  • Earlier this week I suggested to pick up litter to help beautify our community. Since then, I have received new information from OPH that recommends residents who wish to do clean-ups only do so on their property. Please take into consideration the following related legislative guidelines and enforcement measures: 
    • Residents have been advised to stay at home and limit their physical interactions to only members of their household. 
    • No more than five people can gather in one place. 
    • Follow self-isolation requirements, if you have traveled recently or are ill, you are to remain inside your home and should not be participating in outside activities, where there is a chance you may come in contact with someone (i.e. neighbours). 
    • Practice physical distancing.   
    • If you live in a multi-unit dwelling, do not participate in any outdoor cleaning unless you can ensure that a distance of 2 meters (6 feet) can be maintained at all times. 
    • Individuals over the age of 70 are recommended to self-isolate and should not participate in any outdoor cleaning activities. 
  • Please also undertake the following precautions when cleaning: 
      • Remain on your property at all times. 
      • Do not invite others outside of your household to participate. 
      • Wear protective material on your hands such as gloves or plastic bags. 
      • Use a picker if available to avoid using hands. 
      • Collect litter into plastic bags and tie up when filled. 
      • Put filled litter bags into your household waste on collection day. 
      • Do not touch your face at any time during cleaning. 
      • Wash your hands immediately following cleaning. 
      • Follow safe pickup procedures, or call 3-1-1 for assistance. 
  • Looking to #ShopLocal? Both the Kanata Central Business Improvement Area and the Kanata North Business Association have created webpages so you can easily support small businesses in Kanata North. This is a great tool to assist our local businesses that need our help during these uncertain times. 
  • There are many options to support our local restaurants. I have created a brief table of the local restaurants offering takeout and delivery. If I missed any, please let me know by emailing Jenna.Sudds@ottawa.ca

LocationRestaurantsPhone NumberTakeout or Drive-through or Pickup
March RoadPapa Sams(613)-591-8080Takeout
March RoadThe Barley Mow(613)-599-6098Takeout:
Wed - Sat: 3 p.m. - 8 p.m.
March RoadJoJos(613)-254-5554Takeout
March RoadLuna Cafe(613)-254-5551Takeout
March RoadLone Star(613)-599-9535Takeout
March RoadLittle Caesers Pizza(613)-595-0005Takeout
March RoadSubway (Kanata Mews)(613)-254-8651Takeout
InnovationPizza Hut(613)-254-9901Takeout
InnovationBurrito Gringo(613)-254-7070Takeout
Klondike RdFlavours of Kerala(613) 435-8435Takeout
Klondike RdFreshii(613) 714-9896Takeout
Klondike RdWilly's Pizza(613) 595-1500Takeout
Carling AveIndian Punjabi Clay oven613) 963-0625Takeout
Carling AveCora(613)-254-9892Takeout
Carling AveSabai Thai Cuisine(613)-271-8885Takeout
Carling AveKanata Noodle House 2(613)-435-8817Takeout
Schneider RoadSmall Poney Barrel Works(613)-518-7283Takeout
Schneider RoadLa Maison Du Kouign-Amann(613)-270-0505Takeout
Signature CentrePure Kitchen(613)-435-8492Takeout
Signature CentreZak's Kanata(613)-435-5483Takeout
Signature CentreFratelli's(613)-592-0225Takeout
CentrumJack Astors(613)-271-1041Takeout
CentrumSubway(613)-599-9522Takeout
CentrumMary Brown's(613) 592-2132Takeout
CentrumEggstyle(613) 592-1116Takeout
CentrumDigby's Restaurant(613)-599-9800Takeout
CentrumBaton Rouge(613) 591-3655Takeout
Schneider RoadCalabogie Brewing(613)-608-2739Takeout - Beer
CentrumHarveys(613)-599-1336Takeout & Drive-through
Carling AveTim Hortons(613)-599-9520Takeout & Drive-through
March RoadBurger King(613)-599-7102Drive-through
March RoadMcDonald's(613)-592-4693Drive-through
March RoadA&W(613) 592-1514Drive-through
Signature CentreDaily Queen(613)-254-5736Drive-through
CentrumMucho Burrito(613)-595-0007Drive-through
TangerStarbucks(343)-998-5876Drive-through
TangerMcDonald(613) 591-6006Drive-through
CentrumPizza Pizza(613)-737-1111Takeout
CentrumSushi Kanata(613)-599-0009Takeout
CentrumAmaya Indian Buffet(613)-672-0786Takeout
Teron Rd.Jade Yi's Kitchen(613)-592-2711Takeout
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LocationRestaurantsPhone NumberDelivery
CentrumHarveys(613)-599-1336Skip the Dishes & Uber Eats & DoorDash
CentrumJack Astors(613)-271-1041Skip the Dishes & Uber Eats & DoorDash
CentrumPizza Pizza(613)-737-1111Skip the Dishes & DoorDash
CentrumBoston Pizza(613)-592-7031Skip the Dishes & DoorDash
CentrumDigby's Restaurant(613)-599-9800Skip the Dishes & DoorDash
March RoadJoJos(613)-254-5554Skip the Dishes & DoorDash
Signature CentreZak's Kanata(613)-435-5483Skip the Dishes & Uber Eats
CentrumSushi Kanata(613)-599-0009Skip the Dishes & Uber Eats
Carling AveSabai Thai Cuisine(613)-271-8885Skip the Dishes & Uber Eats
Klondike RdFreshii(613) 714-9896Skip the Dishes & Uber Eats
CentrumVia Cibo(613)-599-9979Skip the Dishes & DoorDash
CentrumAmaya Indian Buffet(613)-672-0786Skip the Dishes & Uber Eats & DoorDash
March RoadThe Barley Mow(613)-599-6098Uber Eats
Carling AveTim Hortons (613)-599-9520Uber Eats
Signature CentrePure Kitchen(613)-435-8492Uber Eats
TangerStarbucks(343)-998-5876Uber Eats
March RoadBurger King(613)-599-7102Skip the Dishes
March RoadMcDonald's(613)-592-4693Skip the Dishes
March RoadLone Star(613)-599-9535Skip the Dishes
March RoadA&W (613) 592-1514Skip the Dishes
March RoadLittle Caesers Pizza(613)-595-0005Skip the Dishes
March RoadSubway(613)-254-8651Skip the Dishes
March RoadHarbin Chinese(613)-693-1525Skip the Dishes
InnovationPizza Hut(613)-254-9901Skip the Dishes
InnovationBurrito Gringo(613)-254-7070Skip the Dishes
Klondike RdFlavours of Kerala(613)-435-8435Skip the Dishes
Carling AveIndian Punjabi Clay oven(613)-963-0625
Skip the Dishes
Carling AveCora(613)-254-9892Skip the Dishes
Signature CentreDaily Queen(613)-254-5736Skip the Dishes
CentrumMucho Burrito(613)-595-0007Skip the Dishes
CentrumMary Brown(613)-592-2132
Skip the Dishes
CentrumSubway(613)-599-9522Skip the Dishes
CentrumEggstyle(613)-592-1116
Skip the Dishes
CentrumBaton Rouge(613) 591-3655Skip the Dishes
TangerMcDonald's(613) 591-6006Skip the Dishes
March RoadPapa Sams(613)-591-8080DoorDash
March RoadLuna Cafe(613)-254-5551DoorDash
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City Hall/Ottawa Public Health:

  • Today, Ottawa Public Health confirmed an additional 26 cases and tragically one additional death. In total, there are 429 cases in Ottawa and seven deaths14 per cent of the total cases have been hospitalized, including five per cent in intensive care. More detailed information can be found on the Ottawa Public Health website. 
  • Tomorrow, April 9th at 2 p.m. join Mayor Watson for a Virtual Town Hall to discuss the city’s response to COVID-19. Be sure to tune in to get answers to any questions you may have. More information can be found here. 
  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the city forecasts a $102-million reduction in revenue should the pandemic end in June, a $186-million reduction if it ends in September, and a $273-million reduction if it ends in December. To mitigate the potential shortfall, the city implemented emergency leave for part-time and casual staff. Staff are currently looking at what additional measures should be taken to mitigate potential impacts as the situation evolves. You can watch the update provided to Council here.  
  • Ottawa Public Health shared models that demonstrate the critical importance of physical distancing. The City of Ottawa and Ottawa Public Health continue to increase health care and testing capacity and are expanding support to partners and Ottawa’s most vulnerable residents. 

Provincial Update: 

The Government of Ontario provided these updates today: 

  • The Provincial Government announced that it is extending construction hours for essential construction projects to 24 hours a day. Work on new hospital builds, expansions, and COVID-19 assessment centres will be able to continue any time of the night or day in order to help accelerate the completion of these important projects. This will also enable employers to take additional steps to protect the health and safety of workers on these job sites. Starting now, noise bylaws will temporarily not apply to these types of essential construction activities. 
  • Extending hours for essential construction will also give worksite managers more flexibility to stagger shifts, limit the number of people in one place, and take reasonable precautions to keep workers safe and healthy. The Ontario government is also trying to increase safety in essential workplaces by: 
    • Redeploying more than 30 employment standards officers to help businesses understand and comply with health and safety requirements.
    • Working with health and safety associations to deploy up to 30 specialists to support employers and workers in the field.
    • Issuing health and safety guidance notes to support specific sectors.
    • Doubling the capacity of Ontario’s Health and Safety Call Centre from 25 to 50 phonelines.  
    • Providing job-protected leave under the Employment Standards Act for workers who need to self-isolate or care for a loved one because of COVID-19.
    • Issuing a call to recently retired inspectors who may be able and willing to return to their positions.  

Federal Update: 

Earlier today, the Government of Canada shared the following updates: 

  • Stats Canada is collecting data on the social and economic impacts of COVID-19 to provide a picture of what is happening in our nation. You can participate in the survey here and view the Canadian Economic dashboard here. The data collected will be used to develop new products and services to better serve Canadians through the COVID-19 pandemic.  
  • Today, Prime Minister Trudeau, announced temporary changes to the Canada Summer Jobs program to help small businesses hire and keep the workers they need so they can continue to deliver essential services. These adjustments are to help youth to save money for the future and to stay connected to the working market and find careers. The temporary changes to the program for this year include: 
    • An increase to the wage subsidy, so that private and public sector employers can also receive up to 100 per cent of the provincial or territorial minimum hourly wage for each employee.
    • An extension to the end date for employment to February 28, 2021. 
    • Allowing employers to adapt their projects and job activities to support essential services. 
    • Allowing employers to hire staff on a part-time basis. 
  • You can apply for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit now over the phone with an automated phone service: (1-800-959-2019 or 1-800-959-2041), or online here.
  • Since the Canadian Government announced the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidythey have listened to feedback to refine the program. To ensure the measures are effective and inclusive, adjustments have been made to support businesses including:
    • Companies will have the option of using January and February of 2020 as reference periods to show a 30% loss. 
    • Businesses will only need to show a 15% decline in revenue for March 2020 instead of 30% as most have felt the impact of COVID-19 halfway through the month. 
    • Non-profits will have the choice to include or exclude government funding when calculating loss in revenue. If your company or organization has been impacted by COVID-19, the government will give you up to $847 a week per employee.  

Thank you for all doing your part and staying homeI know that these times can be tough. We will get through this. Please reach out if there is anything you need. 

Stay safe. Stay healthy. 

Take care 

Jenna Sudds