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Monday, December 20, 2021

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HELLO OTTAWA 
 

The new Omicron variant of COVID-19 has affected our Christmas plans as well. Yesterday, we cancelled our plane tickets to Vancouver in exchange for a future travel voucher.

The Federal Government hasn't said anything specific about traveling within Canada but it has recommended that everyone avoid international travel.

The Province has limited private gatherings to 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors

  • Restaurants must send everyone home at 11 pm, although take away and delivery can continue.
     
  • All businesses, including restaurants, are now limited to 50 per cent capacity, regardless of whether they need to check vaccine certificates or not

Ottawa Public Health has issued stronger regulations over what the Province has promulgated and limited restaurant tables to six people

In Gatineau, bars, gyms, movie theatres, concert venues and spas must close as of 5:00 pm today. Restaurants may only open at 50 per cent capacity.

We almost made it but it looks like it will be small Christmas gatherings for a second year running. At least we're all pros at it now.

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren


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STATS

Weather: β˜οΈ Cloudy. High of 5Β°, low of -6Β°

Number: 6,274. The record number of Christmas meals that the Ottawa Mission has served over the past week. COVID-19 restrictions have meant the mission spreads out the dinners rather than have a giant sit down. [Ottawa Citizen] [Donate to the Ottawa Mission]

Ottawan of the Day: Shawn Burke. The the Hamilton Tiger-Cats’ senior director of player personnel is the new General Manager of the Ottawa Redblacks, effective yesterday.  [Ottawa Sun

Quote: β€˜The STO suffered a breach and they refused to pay’ β€“ the curt message accompanying reams of data posted on a criminal website after the SocietΓ© de Transports de L’Outaouais refused to pay a ransom. [Ottawa Citizen]

Sports: NHL Ottawa Senators 3 – Philadelphia Flyers 4, last Saturday
 

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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Data is from this morning, comparisons are with Friday
 

ONTARIO

caseschangedeaths
653,727πŸ”Ί 11,26210,113πŸ”Ί6
πŸ’‰ Eligible people with one dose (5+)85.9% 
πŸ’‰ Eligible people fully vaccinated (5+)80.5%


Ontario COVID Page    Ontario Vaccine Rates 

QUEBEC

caseschangedeaths
490,294πŸ”Ί12,04811,642πŸ”Ί8
πŸ’‰ Eligible people with one dose (5+)88.7%
πŸ’‰ Eligible people fully vaccinated (5+)81.5%


Quebec COVID Page     Quebec Vaccine Rates



OTTAWA

cases changedeaths
34,602πŸ”Ί896

620 πŸ”Έ0

πŸ’‰ Eligible people with one dose (5+)

888,599 (89%)
πŸ’‰ Eligible people fully vaccinated (5+)819,816 (82%)


Ottawa Public Health     Ottawa Vaccination Rates.    Ottawa Wastewater 
 

OUTAOUAIS

caseschangedeaths
15,291πŸ”Ί103223 πŸ”Έ0
πŸ’‰ Number of doses of vaccine 657,417


As of December 10, 2021 Updated Weekly

πŸ’‰ Eligible people with one dose (12+) 88.1%
πŸ’‰ Eligible people fully vaccinated (12+)85.4%


Outaouais Public Health    Quebec Vaccination Rates
 

EASTERN ONTARIO HEALTH UNIT

caseschangedeaths
6399πŸ”Ί36133 πŸ”Έ0
πŸ’‰ Eligible people with one dose (5+)174,859 (85.3%)
πŸ’‰ Eligible people fully vaccinated (5+)164,105 (80%)
πŸ’‰ Eligible people with booster shot22,720


Eastern Ontario Health Unit  Eastern Ontario Health Unit Vaccination Rates

 

COVID-19 NEWS

β­• The Province will be giving away free COVID-19 rapid antigen test at the MInto Recreation Complex Tuesday to Friday this week. The complex will be the sole source of tests provided by Ontario, although the City may provide others later. Onsite tests will also be given. The Minto Recreation Complex is located at 3500 Cambrian Rd, Nepean, ON K2J 0V1. [CBC]

β­• Ottawa Senators matches set for tomorrow and for Thursday have been postponed in a cross-NHL shutdown. Two matches that were postponed in November due to COVID-19 outbreaks are also yet to be rescheduled. [CTV]

β­• Moderna says that its existing COVID-19 vaccine with a booster shot is effective against Omicron  [CBC]

β­• University of Ottawa professor Justin PichΓ©, a member of the Prison Pandemic Partnership, says that prisons must be depopulated to prevent disaster. [Ottawa Citizen]

β­• The Ottawa Police Service is now "96 – 97" per cent vaccinated, says chief Peter Sloly [Ottawa Citizen]
 

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SADLY, WE CAN’T GUARANTEE DELIVERY BEFORE CHRISTMAS. 

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WHAT OTTAWA IS TALKING ABOUT

β–ͺ️The Trillium Line re-opening has been delayed to 2023. The line had been scheduled to reopen August 2022, the new date is May 2023, nine months later. As for the Confederation Line, it's extention looks to be 10 months behind schedule of its planned May 2025 opening. [Ottawa Citizen]

β–ͺ️The 300 cubic metres of sewage dumped into the Ottawa River last month was due to a calibration error. The new supersewer had been built to keep rainwater and sewage out of the river but a storage tunnel overflowed because instruments said it still had room. City staff have recalibrated the measuring devices. [CBC]


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