Although current provincial guidance allows for up to 10 people indoors and 25 outdoors, due to the extent of COVID-19 transmission in Ottawa, OPH recommends limiting gatherings as much as possible. In other words, limit gatherings to those who live in your household or those providing support services, such as a caregiver. If you live alone (single parent, student, etc.), one or two contacts outside your home can be important social supports to draw on.
OPH has published Guidance for Social Gatherings During COVID-19 on the OPH website to help support residents during the holiday and winter season. Included below are draft social media posts that you are welcome to use to help share this information with your constituents.
If we do not slow the transmission, it will lead to stricter lockdown, closure of businesses, public venues and even schools.
Please, if you have plans to gather with friends or acquaintances this weekend, Ottawa Public Health is asking you to reconsider. Please encourage your friends, family and those in your community to continue to think about how their actions can impact others within the community. Individual actions matter.
Wishing you a happy and safe Thanksgiving,