- Now we have federal updates on pandemic help and vaccines.
- Ontario’s subsequent reopening steps will probably be shared on Friday.
- Somebody with COVID-19 has died in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark counties.
What is the newest?
The Liberal authorities gave updates Thursday on new pandemic support programs, proof of vaccination for international travel and how many doses Pfizer would send if its vaccine for kids age 5 to 11 is authorized.
Ontario’s authorities says its subsequent reopening steps will probably be introduced on Friday.
The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Well being Unit is reporting its 63rd particular person with COVID-19 has died.
What number of circumstances are there?
As of Wednesday, Ottawa has a total of 30,555 cases of COVID-19. There are 223 identified lively circumstances, 29,730 circumstances are thought-about resolved, and 602 individuals have died from the sickness.
Public well being officers have reported greater than 56,700 COVID-19 circumstances throughout jap Ontario and western Quebec, together with greater than 54,900 circumstances now resolved.
Elsewhere in jap Ontario, 213 individuals with COVID-19 have died. In western Quebec, the dying toll is 222.
Ottawa and Kingston hospitals are caring for ICU patients from Saskatchewan.
Akwesasne has had greater than 1,000 residents take a look at constructive for COVID-19 and has reported 12 deaths between its northern and southern sections.
What are the principles?
Basic gathering limits are 25 individuals inside and 100 individuals exterior. These limits are even higher for organized events.
Its vaccine passport system is in place for individuals of an eligible vaccine age at least until the spring. QR codes for scanning begin getting used tomorrow, on prime of the paper and PDF choices at present in use.
Different teams within the area are additionally popping out with their own COVID-19 vaccine policies, together with for workers.
Underneath its green zone rules, 10 individuals are allowed to collect inside non-public residences and 20 individuals open air — which will increase to 50 if enjoying sports activities.
The premier says the pandemic state of emergency order that offers the federal government particular powers will be lifted once kids aged five to 11 are vaccinated.
What can I do?
This implies it is important to take precautions now and in the future, akin to staying residence whereas sick — and getting help with costs if needed — maintaining palms and surfaces clear and contemplating distancing from anybody you do not reside with.
There’s federal steerage for what vaccinated people can do in several conditions.
Health leaders in the area typically say smaller Halloween gatherings are allowed with precautions for the unvaccinated and/or weak. Steering may be stricter in areas the place COVID-19 is spreading greater than others, akin to Akwesasne.
Well being Canada recommends older adults and other people with underlying medical circumstances get assist with errands.
All would-be travellers must be fully vaccinated by Oct. 30 to board a aircraft, prepare or marine vessel in Canada.
Fully vaccinated, tested and pre-approved people can come to Canada.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau mentioned Thursday he is “very assured” nations around the globe will accept Canadians’ provincial or territorial proof of vaccination.
4 COVID-19 vaccines have been deemed safe and approved in Canada.
Canada’s vaccine activity drive says individuals can wait three to 16 weeks between first and second doses and it’s safe and effective to mix first and second doses.
There have been greater than 3.5 million COVID-19 vaccine doses administered within the wider Ottawa-Gatineau area — mixed first, second and third doses — which has about 2.3 million residents.
They provide doses on brief discover as campaigns shift to fill gaps in vaccine protection.
The province has really helpful people age 18 to 24 get the Pfizer-BioNTech, or Comirnaty, vaccine as a result of the Moderna or Spikevax vaccine brings a gentle danger of a uncommon coronary heart situation.
Signs and testing
Youngsters are inclined to have an upset abdomen and/or a rash.
In case you have extreme signs, name 911.
In jap Ontario:
Anybody looking for a COVID-19 take a look at could make an appointment. Verify with your health unit for clinic areas and hours.
Ontario says to solely get examined in the event you fit certain criteria, akin to having signs, publicity or a sure job.
Individuals with out signs however who’re a part of the province’s focused testing technique can make an appointment at select pharmacies. Rapid tests can be found in some locations, including some child-care settings when risk is high.
Travellers who need a test have just a few native choices to pay for one.
In western Quebec:
Checks are strongly really helpful for individuals with signs and their contacts.
Individuals can make an appointment or see what their walk-in choices are on-line. They’ll additionally name 1-877-644-4545 with questions.
Speedy COVID-19 exams can be found in all Quebec preschools and elementary schools.
First Nations, Inuit and Métis:
First Nations, Inuit and Métis individuals, or somebody travelling to work in a distant Indigenous group, are eligible for a take a look at in Ontario.
Akwesasne has COVID-19 test and vaccine clinics, with info on-line or at 613-575-2341.
Individuals in Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg can name the well being centre at 819-449-5593 for a take a look at or vaccine; email is another option for vaccine reserving.
Checks can be found in Pikwàkanagàn by calling 613-625-1175 and vaccines, at 613-625-2259 extension 225 or by email. Anybody in Tyendinaga who’s fascinated by a take a look at can name 613-967-3603 and may watch the web site for devoted vaccine clinics.
Inuit in Ottawa can name the Akausivik Inuit Family Health Team at 613-740-0999 for service, together with testing and vaccines, in Inuktitut or English on weekdays.