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If you are taking a tour of the trails, it’s important to remember to protect yourself from tick bites. Staying in the middle of the path means you’re less likely to pick up ticks. For more information about tick safety and preventing Lyme disease, visit:…
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DYK: Dehydration can cause dizziness, lower blood pressure, and accelerate the heart rate. Stay hydrated! Drink water throughout the day, don't wait until you are thirsty! Learn more:…
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"Our need to focus on our mental health, social health, and physical wellbeing can no longer take a back seat." - @VeraEtches Read more from Ottawa's Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Vera Etches, here:…
Planning to drink? Here are some tips to reduce your risk: 1) Eat something 2) Stay hydrated: drink water between drinks 3) Take breaks from physical activity 4) Follow Canada’s Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines…
With Roe v. Wade being struck down today in the US, there are going to be lots of high emotions online. And with high emotions comes misinformation. We've posted debunks of common abortion myths 👇🏼 Take care of yourself…19
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Swim: Britannia, Mooney’s Bay and Petrie Island River Beaches Swimming not recommended: Petrie Island East Bay #OttNews #WithinArmsReach More info:
DYK our friends at @PPOttawa offer free inclusive, all-gender sexual and reproductive health services? Check out their website to learn more: #PrideMonth
Heading to a festival this summer? Make the most of your experience by following these #PartySafer tips! Find more tips on our website: @EscapadeMF
Ottawa Summer Solstice Festival is happening from June 21 until June 26! Experience the rich and diverse culture through music, dance, food, and workshops at the free event held at the Indigenous Experiences Mādahòkì Farm (4420 West Hunt Club Road).
Staying up to date on your COVID vaccinations is important. @OttawaHealth remains in contact with the Province about expanding 4th dose eligibility. In the meantime, anyone who's not up to date can drop-in to any of our clinics & get whatever dose they're eligible for.…
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For those experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 (including children), care clinics remain open to assess you and provide testing & treatment if eligible. More info: Take care, Ottawa, and please #WearAMask when in indoor and/or crowded public settings. (5/5)
As we've noted previously, even though new hospitalizations due to COVID are low...remember that our hospitals are dealing with more than just COVID these days. (4/5)
We know the pandemic isn't over, and we also know that connecting with loved ones is important for protecting & improving our mental health. When meeting up with others, please keep our current situation in mind & assess the risks accordingly. (3/5)
It's important to remember that our layers (incl. getting vaccinated, wearing a mask & staying home when sick) help reduce your risk of serious illness, AND they help slow the spread of COVID in the community. It's about protecting you AND protecting those around you. (2/5)
COVID-19 SNAPSHOT - JUNE 23, 2022 Our indicators are showing a rise in the levels of COVID in the community. We are entering a new wave, and it remains important to use our layers of protection. Please watch this week's video & read the tweets below for more info. (1/5)
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Could we get a RT of our phone, text and chat services, so that someone on your followers list can see it and maybe reach out for help? P: 613-238-3311 T: 343-306-5550 C:
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FYI: @environmentca has issued a #SevereThunderstormWatch. Please keep an eye on the skies & stay safe. Info about food safety, mental health & staying safe during severe weather can be found here:…
Swim: Britannia, Mooney’s Bay. Swimming not recommended (rainfall): Petrie Island East Bay and Petrie Island River Beaches #OttNews #WithinArmsReach More info:
DYK: The Summer Solstice Festival is happening now until June 26. These festivals shine a spotlight on the community and culture of Indigenous people; bringing together Indigenous artists, educators & community members. Learn more about going to a Powwow:…
Experts predict there will be more deaths from opioid overdoses this summer. Knowing the facts can save lives. Check out our debunks for 7 common myths 👇 #ScienceUpFirstt 🧵 [1/10HL
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Our Elders tell us that we are our stories. Our Legacy Video Series channel was created to honour Elders who have generously shared teachings with us and for future generations. Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day by sharing this wisdom: #NIHM #NIPD #NIPD2022
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Today, June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day. A day of celebration and a time to participate in conversations around the history, and rich culture of the First Nations, Inuit and Metis people. #NIPD2022
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As the school year comes to an end, many are planning for prom. Check out this checklist for prom night! #PartySafer to have a great night for all. Learn more:
Tune in to the Board of Health meeting this afternoon at 5 pm for updates on community health from your Medical Officer of Health, @VeraEtches. Questions from the media to follow. Watch live here:…
Have you heard of the Brave app? It is a free app where you can receive virtual and confidential harm reduction support wherever you are. If you are planning on using substances (drugs), download the app today!
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Wishing all the fathers, father figures and fathers-to-be a happy #FathersDay! Here are some tips to help keep our community safe from #COVID19:
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Dad, papa, daddy, pops, grandpa, pépé, بابا, baba, data, aabo, tata, padre, tatu...whatever your preference, we wish you a happy Father’s Day! Thank you to all the fathers and father figures that do so much for us. We appreciate you!
Pride month is a time to celebrate the 2SLGBTQ+ people in our community! For many, exploring their sexual or gender identity is a journey. It can be stressful and come with questions. Check out supports and resources to help you on your journey:…
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We are also working closely with community partners to share information with the most-impacted communities. Our friends at @ACOttawa are hosting an information session next week. Check it out here… (7/7)
As supply increases, we will continue to work with community partners to expand access to anyone eligible. We have created a webpage dedicated to information about Monkeypox to keep you updated: (6/7)
We will begin offering vaccination this weekend to the highest priority individuals based on the latest provincial eligibility criteria. Those who are eligible will be contacted directly. (5/7)
Yesterday, the Ontario Ministry of Health provided us with a very limited supply of vaccines that offer protection for those at the highest risk (Pre-exposure Prophylaxis). (4/7)
Ottawa Public Health has been offering and administering vaccines to increase protection for those who have had close contact with someone who has tested positive for monkeypox. We have been & will continue to follow up with all close contacts. (3/7)
If you want to know more about the numbers of confirmed, suspect or probable cases, you can visit the Public Health Ontario page (updated Tuesdays & Fridays):… (2/7)
So, let’s chat about Monkeypox. Last week we shared information on the first confirmed case of Monkeypox in Ottawa. We have been closely monitoring the situation and at this time, the risk to the general public remains very low. (1/7)
Looking for something to do this weekend? So are we! What events are happening this weekend in your neighbourhood? Let’s get social!
Welcoming Ottawa Week 2022 kicks off on Monday morning! Follow us and be inspired as we reveal the amazing WOW Ambassadors. Each one of them has played a critical role in welcoming newcomers to our city.… 1/
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Oh hello again, Friday! You already know what we're going to say, don't you? Phone lines = always open, never closed. Yup, that includes the weekend. 613-238-3311
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We think it’s time to have a new pizza debate… does asparagus belong on your pizza? Try this recipe and find out! @FoodlandOnt……
Sometimes trying to cope can lead to more spending, gambling or alcohol or drug use. If you want to talk about it, book a free counselling session with us. Phone and video sessions are offered for all ages. No waiting list. @CounsellingConx
We will be posting daily swim advisories beginning tomorrow for the beaches at Britannia, Mooney’s Bay, and Petrie Island #ottawa #OttNews
Symptoms of Monkeypox include; a new rash, fever, headache, muscle aches, exhaustion, swollen lymph nodes. If you have any of the above symptoms, contact a health care professional. Self-isolate right away and alert close contacts. For more info, visit:
FYI: @environmentca has issued a #Tornado watch. Please keep an eye on the skies & stay safe.  Info about food & water safety, mental health, staying safe & more at…
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