Public notification

For immediate release - November 16, 2021

Possible exposure to COVID-19 at Gracie Barra Ottawa

Ottawa - Ottawa Public Health is currently investigating an individual who tested positive for COVID-19 and attended Gracie Barra martial arts facility located at 250 City Centre Ave Unit 128 in Ottawa while contagious.

All clients who attended the facility during the following time periods are advised that they may have been exposed to COVID-19:

  • Tuesday, November 9 between 5 pm and 6 pm

Ottawa Public Health has assessed the nature of this event and determined that individuals who attended Gracie Barra Ottawa are at an increased risk of COVID-19 exposure as there were several opportunities for transmission to occur. 

If you attended this facility during the above date and times, you should monitor closely for symptoms of COVID-19 until November 19 and follow these instructions:

  • If you develop any COVID-19 symptoms, you should immediately self-isolate and seek testing even if you are fully vaccinated for COVID-19. A list of testing sites in Ottawa is available on our website. When you present for testing, please provide the following testing number: EXP-498745.
  • If you are not experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, you do not need to seek testing or isolate unless otherwise notified by Ottawa Public Health.
  • If you have further questions, you may call Ottawa Public Health to speak with a public health nurse at 613-580-6744.

While Ottawa Public Health does not typically disclose the location of possible COVID-19 exposures to protect individuals’ privacy, this information is disclosed when needed to meet public health objectives such as prompt notification of potential contacts and reducing the risk of further transmission. 

Visit OttawaPublicHealth.ca/COVID19 to learn more about COVID-19, how you can protect yourself and others and what to do if you suspect you may be infected with the virus. You can also connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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