Back to School and COVID-19 Testing

With students returning to classrooms, the Ottawa COVID-19 Testing Taskforce is closely monitoring COVID-19 case counts, in addition to assessment centre capacity and the community’s testing needs. In response, each of Ottawa’s assessment centres and care clinics will remain open this September for children, youth, and adults who require a COVID-19 test according to the province’s current testing criteria.

Ottawa Public Health has provided information about COVID-19 vaccinations, the screening tool, symptoms and testing, local public health and provincial guidelines, high-risk contacts, and resources for mental health and well-being. Please see this PDF for details.

Additional details are available here or online at