Outbreak Reports in Ottawa Healthcare Institutions

The City of Ottawa outbreak status report is listed below. This report is posted daily and summarizes all currently active outbreaks in institutional settings (including hospitals, long-term care homes and retirement homes) and outbreaks that have been declared over since the last posting. The information in this status report is accurate at the date and time of posting. Please contact the facilities for changes that may occur between postings.

Ottawa Public Health (OPH) recommends that anyone visiting an institution that is experiencing an outbreak: 
  • Not visit if you are ill
  • Always check in at the reception or front desk upon arrival
  • Adhere to all infection control measures provided to you by the facility
  • If the facility is experiencing an outbreak and you must visit, make your visit brief and visit only your loved one
  • Clean your hands often while in the facility with alcohol-based hand sanitizer especially:
    • When entering the facility and before leaving
    • Before entering and after leaving a resident's room
    • Before eating or assisting a resident with his/her meals
    • After going to the washroom or blowing your nose
  • If your hands are visibly soiled, you will need to wash with liquid soap and water
  • Get immunized against influenza every year
Responsibilities of Healthcare Institutions
The Health Protection and Promotion Act (HPPA) requires healthcare institutions like hospitals, long-term care home and retirement homes to report outbreaks to their local health authority.  The health authority for the City of Ottawa is Ottawa Public Health.  The most common outbreaks in institutions include gastroenteritis and respiratory infection outbreaks.  Gastroenteritis is an illness that generally causes symptoms of nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fever while a respiratory infection is an illness whose symptoms may include new or worsening cough, shortness of breath, runny nose, sore throat, fever/chills. 
Responsibilities of Ottawa Public Health (OPH)

Under the HPPA, OPH is required to investigate all reports of suspected and confirmed outbreaks.  OPH assists these institutions in implementing appropriate infection control measure to diminish the severity and length of any outbreak that they experience.  OPH also works with collaboratively with institutions to proactively prevent and control outbreaks and implement infection prevention and control best practices.

Should you have any questions, please contact the OPH Outbreak Reporting and Infection Prevention and Control Intake Line at 613-580-6744 ext. 26325.

Please refer to the Daily COVID-19 Dashboard for an up-to-date list of COVID-19 outbreaks in Ottawa healthcare institutions. The link is: 


  Current Institutional Outbreak Status, as recorded in integrated Public Health Information System (iPHIS) July 29, 2021 at 4PM

Facility NameFloorDate ActiveDate OverPathogen

Borden Farm Child Care Centre 

Single Unit  2021-07-27   Respiratory Unspecified

Barrhaven Retirement Residence

2nd Floor  2021-07-26   Enteric

Greenboro Children's Centre

Single Unit  2021-07-22  2021-07-28 Respiratory Unspecified

The Friendly Nest Childcare Centre

Single Unit 2021-07-21  2021-07-28 Enteric

Roberta Bondar ASD Summer Learning Program

Single Unit 2021-07-19  2021-07-22 Enteric

Oasis Child Care Centre

Single Unit 2021-07-16  2021-07-23 Enteric

Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre

North Unit 2021-07-13  2021-07-19 Enteric

Algonquin College Early Learning Centre

Single Unit 2021-07-12  2021-07-22 Enteric

Le Centre Parascolaire Parasol

Single Unit 2021-07-07 2021-07-13  Enteric

Extendicare Medex

3rd Floor 2021-07-02  2021-07-10 Respiratory Unspecified

Stonehaven Early Learning Centre

Single Unit 2021-06-16  2021-06-26 Enteric

Summerside Elementary 

Single Unit 2021-05-28  2021-06-01 Respiratory Unspecified

Maplewood Retirement Community 

Facility Wide 2021-05-23  2021-06-06 Enteric

Queen Elizabeth Infant Toddler and

Preschool Program

Facility Wide  2021-05-21  2021-05-26 Enteric
Unlicensed Home Daycare Facility Wide 2021-05-18  2021-05-22 Enteric
Bettye Hyde Cooperative Early Learning Centre Facility Wide 2021-05-13  2021-05-15 Enteric
Elsie Stapleford Childcare Centre Facility Wide 2021-05-10  2021-05-18 Enteric
Bettye Hyde Cooperative Early Learning Centre Facility Wide 2021-05-05  2021-05-07 Enteric
Katimavik Early Learning Centre Facility Wide 2021-05-03  2021-05-05 Respiratory Unspecified
Katimavik Early Learning Centre Facility Wide 2021-04-29  2021-05-04 Enteric
Mothercraft Ottawa Facility Wide 2021-04-25  2021-05-04 Enteric
Stittsville Child Care Centre Single Unit 2021-04-24  2021-04-26 Enteric
Forrest Valley Terrace 1st & 2nd Floor 2021-04-23  2021-05-08 Respiratory Unspecified
Bernadette Child Care Centre Facility Wide 2021-04-21  2021-04-25 Enteric
Huron Early Learning Centre Single Unit 2021-04-08  2021-04-12 Enteric
La Coccinelle - La Verendrye Facility Wide 2021-03-25  2021-03-29 Enteric
CHEO Autism Program Single Unit 2021-03-16  2021-03-25 Respiratory Unspecified
Elisabeth Bruyère Residence 5th Floor 2021-03-16  2021-03-18


The Ottawa Hospital General Campus 5N 2021-03-08  2021-04-19


  *Seasonal coronavirus, not associated with the 2020 novel coronavirus outbreak

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