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Ottawa Hospital identifying cancer patients eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

Ottawa Hospital identifying cancer patients eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

Cancer patients are now able to get their COVID-19 vaccine as part of Phase 2 of Ontario’s COVID-19 vaccination plan.
Renfrew residents set to get second COVID-19 dose in coming weeks

Renfrew residents set to get second COVID-19 dose in coming weeks

The local health unit said most of the individuals who had gotten their first jab in mid-February will soon be eligible for their second shot.
Ottawa Public Health class order 'on pause' following new provincial health measures

Ottawa Public Health class order 'on pause' following new provincial health measures

An order could still be issued if there are still amenities that need capacity limits or mandatory masking rules applied.
Fine details remain unclear regarding Ottawa border, police enforcement of new pandemic restrictions

Fine details remain unclear regarding Ottawa border, police enforcement of new pandemic restrictions

Although new authority has been granted to local police officers, Ottawa's police chief is ensuring the public, they won't be stopping people for no reason.
New public health measures include restrictions on outdoor activities, inter-provincial travel

New public health measures include restrictions on outdoor activities, inter-provincial travel

The Government of Ontario is implementing new restrictions for residents, as the premier says, "We’re losing the battle between variants and vaccines."
'I wish I could get the vaccine tomorrow': Grocery workers struggle with anxiety

'I wish I could get the vaccine tomorrow': Grocery workers struggle with anxiety

“They’ve been prioritized and they should be vaccinated by July — but we think it should be faster,” said Tim Deelstra, a spokesman for the United Food & Commercial Workers union, referring to the Ontario vaccine rollout. 
Facing the music: Summer concert festival organizers see no path ahead in pandemic

Facing the music: Summer concert festival organizers see no path ahead in pandemic

Several major music events are expected to make the final call on their own prospects of a 2021 festival season in the coming weeks.
Queensway Carleton reducing operating rooms as it moves to next phase of COVID-19 surge plan

Queensway Carleton reducing operating rooms as it moves to next phase of COVID-19 surge plan

The hospital is also expanding eligibility at its COVID-19 vaccine clinic.
Six-week stay-at-home order, 100K vaccinations per day need to flatten COVID curve: modelling

Six-week stay-at-home order, 100K vaccinations per day need to flatten COVID curve: modelling

There has been a 67 per cent increase in hospitalizations and 51 per cent increase in ICU occupancy in the last two weeks.
345 new COVID-19 cases, one death in Ottawa as hospitalizations reach record high

345 new COVID-19 cases, one death in Ottawa as hospitalizations reach record high

Residents being tested for COVID-19 are seeing positive results 10.5 per cent of the time.
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