Updates from Ottawa Public Health

Neighbourhood Health and Wellness Hubs

Our Neighbourhood Health & Wellness Hubs are made for the community, in the community. Residents can access health, mental health, community and social services at certain Neighbourhood Health and Wellness Hub locations, including immunizations needed for school, mental health support, dental screening, Parenting in Ottawa drop-ins, as well as employment and social services. Ottawa Public Health continues to offer residents access to COVID-19 vaccination at Neighbourhood Health and Wellness Hubs. Residents can also still visit a hub to speak with a Public Health Nurse about their health questions and concerns. To learn more about the Hubs, check out this recent story featuring the Greenboro Hub, spotlighting their collaboration with the community.

We are excited to continue to offer supports for the community in familiar and convenient locations within neighbourhoods, meeting residents where they are.

Consult our Neighbourhood Health and Wellness Hub web page for all locations, hours of operation and the services you can access at each.

Weekly Snapshot of the COVID-19 Situation in Ottawa 

In addition to updating our COVID-19 Dashboard twice weekly (Tuesday and Friday), Ottawa Public Health continues to release weekly graphics and information of key COVID-19 data and messages providing guidance to the public. These weekly snapshots are shared through OPH’s FacebookTwitter and Instagram channels and posted on our main COVID-19 website at OttawaPublicHealth.ca/coronavirus.   

Monitoring Indicators

  • Wastewater virus detection levels are moderate and decreasing
  • Per cent positivity is high and decreasing
  • New COVID-19 hospitalizations are moderate and decreasing
  • New confirmed outbreaks are moderate and decreasing

 Key Takeaways

  • COVID-19, influenza and other respiratory viruses continue to circulate in the community. Wastewater virus detection levels of flu are very high and wastewater virus detection levels of RSV are moderate.
  • CHEO continues to face unprecedented volumes of infants & children coming to the hospital with respiratory symptoms from various viruses.
  • We can wear a well-fitting mask when in indoor public settings and crowded outdoor spaces and stay home when feeling sick to help us reduce the burden that these viruses are making in our community.
  • Staying up to date on our COVID-19 and flu immunizations also helps increase our protection. There are many places in our community offering these vaccines, even drop-ins and family-oriented clinics. Check out OttawaPublicHealth.ca for a location closest to you.