Be COVID Wise

Last revised on January 22, 2020

On this page:

Be COVID Wise

Ottawa Public Health (OPH) encourages you to go about your daily activities while protecting yourself and others. Please follow these recommended precautions and be COVID Wise to help keep COVID-19 under control.

W – Wear a mask or face covering where required, or when you cannot maintain a physical distance of two metres (six feet).

I – Isolate yourself from others when you are sick (and get tested promptly if you have COVID-like symptoms).

S – Stay two metres (six feet) apart from those outside your household or your chosen social support person(s).

E – Exercise proper hand hygiene; wash your hands regularly or use sanitizer especially before touching your face.

Scams and Misinformation

Be COVID Wise, protect yourself by staying informed using credible and trusted sources of information. Here are some things you can do: 

Our Choices and Actions Matter 

Let’s be COVID Wise and COVID Kind to reduce community transmission. Please see below for real world contact tracing examples:

Family Gathering and Workplace Cluster

Sports Clusters

Where are we exposed?

Graphic of different locations we visit that could be places we spread COVID-19

icon of people talking on a telephoneTake care of yourself

Take care of yourself. It’s OK to NOT be OK. Help is available and we encourage you to reach out to the Distress Centre of Ottawa to connect with someone at 613-238-3311.

We are all in this together.

Back to top

Image of a red heart and a mask with OPH logo on it

Be COVID Kind

Public spaces are reopening. Mandatory masks can help reduce transmission COVID-19. Remember to be COVID Kind as some people are medically exempt from wearing masks or are adjusting.

Resources

COVID-19 Update

Contact Information

Ottawa Public Health COVID-19 telephone line

  • Monday to Friday, from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
  • Weekends, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Translation is available in multiple languages
  • Telephone: 613-580-6744 follow the prompts to the COVID-19 telephone line
  • TTY: 613-580-9656

Emergency Services

  • If you are in distress (e.g., significant trouble breathing, chest pain, fainting, or have a significant worsening of any chronic disease symptoms), do not go to the Assessment Centre or a COVID-19 Care clinic. Go to the nearest Emergency Department or call 9-1-1.

See someone not respecting COVID-19 rules?

How to access help during COVID-19

  • 211 Ontario can help you find financial and social support during COVID-19
  • Telephone: 2-1-1

Related Information

 

 

Contact Us