OPH reports there are 24 ongoing outbreaks in health-care institutions, nine in schools or child-care settings and six in the community. (An outbreak can be the result of a single case, though the University of Ottawa Heart Institute is listed as having 14 cases.)
The city’s COVID-19 Testing Taskforce, meanwhile, has announced a new location to expand the area’s capacity. An assessment centre will open on Monday at the Howard Darwin Centennial Arena on Merivale Road.
The site will remain open for at least two weeks, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., for anyone older than four. Those wanting to be tested must make an appointment by calling 1-877-232-8828, a line scheduled to be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
The site is being run with a third-party partner, GVT Labs, and results should be available within 24 to 48 hours.
The Upper Canada District School Board is alerting the public that at least one individual has tested positive for COVID-19 at three board locations: Tagwi Secondary School in Avonmore, Bridgewood Public School in Cornwall and the central board office in Brockville.
In a news release Sunday, the board said the cases at Tagwi and the board office “presented no exposure within the school or work environment.”
The Eastern Ontario Health Unit is working with the Bridgewood school community to alert anyone who may have had “a high-risk exposure.”
The board said the two schools remain open and are operating on a normal schedule.
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