Public Health Orders and Instructions

Last updated on January 11, 2022

Current Orders and Instructions

Orders for Residents

January 6, 2022 - Ottawa Public Health Instructions pursuant to paragraph 2 of the Class Order dated September 27, 2021: In light of the interim health sector guidance provided by the Ontario Ministry of Health with respect to the Omicron surge, all persons subject to the Class Order including confirmed or presumed case of COVID-19, as well as their close and household contacts, are instructed to isolate for the applicable time period as specified in the Province of Ontario guidance on what to do if you may have COVID-19 or were exposed to the virus. Ottawa Public Health will continue to review the current situation.

 Can people be exempted from the class order?
Yes, some essential health care workers, who are high-risk contacts with no symptoms may be permitted to work. However, they must self-isolate at home when they are not working or travelling to/from work. Exceptions may also be made for people leaving domestic violence. Ottawa Public Health will review exceptions for each situation.  People can still go for medical appointments when they are in self-isolation. Contact Ottawa Public Health at 613-580-6744 for instructions before going to a medical clinic or hospital.

Instructions for Sports, Recreation and Fitness Sector

Instructions for Businesses and Workplaces

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Revoked Orders and Instructions

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