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Ottawa reporting increase in new daily COVID-19 cases; Ontario continues to hover in the 400s

Ottawa reporting increase in new daily COVID-19 cases; Ontario continues to hover in the 400s

According provincial numbers released Saturday, Ontario is reporting 435 new cases of the virus — up from 409 Friday.
Two more COVID-19 pop-up testing centres coming next week

Two more COVID-19 pop-up testing centres coming next week

The two centres are a bit of a drive from Ottawa, one being in Prescott and the other in Gananoque.
School closures, class cancellations possible if OCDSB doesn't solve its teacher shortage problem, school board says

School closures, class cancellations possible if OCDSB doesn't solve its teacher shortage problem, school board says

The OCDSB also confirmed that there are 11 COVID-19 cases connected to OCDSB schools.
Second employee at Garry J. Armstrong long-term care home tests positive for COVID-19

Second employee at Garry J. Armstrong long-term care home tests positive for COVID-19

This is the second positive staff case at the home since an outbreak was declared on September 14. 
Employee at City-run Little Italy recreation centre tests positive for COVID-19

Employee at City-run Little Italy recreation centre tests positive for COVID-19

The centre is located on Somerset Street West at the corner of Preston Street.
Lack of supply teachers making it hard for CECCE to replace 200 teachers currently on leave

Lack of supply teachers making it hard for CECCE to replace 200 teachers currently on leave

In a statement to 1310 News, the board says an average of 90 teachers per day have not been replaced because of a lack of supply teachers. 
Province makes agreement between Ottawa Hospital and Extendicare homes official

Province makes agreement between Ottawa Hospital and Extendicare homes official

The Ottawa Hospital will now manage resident care in Extendicare's West End Villa and Laurier Manor.
NCC cancels free shuttle rides to Fall Rhapsody citing health, safety

NCC cancels free shuttle rides to Fall Rhapsody citing health, safety

The commission has, however, opened roads in Gatineau Park to vehicles after 12 p.m. each day.
NCC extending road closures for pedestrians, cyclists, through Thanksgiving

NCC extending road closures for pedestrians, cyclists, through Thanksgiving

Gatineau Parkway is reopening to vehicular traffic at noon each day through to the end of its Fall Rhapsody.
Three more Ottawa schools declare COVID-19 outbreaks; 41 new cases reported city-wide

Three more Ottawa schools declare COVID-19 outbreaks; 41 new cases reported city-wide

Ottawa Public Health says active COVID-19 cases in the community have dropped to 551.
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