OTTAWA – Ottawa Public Health (OPH) is reporting 31 new cases of COVID-19 today (Dec. 21) as key indicators of spread in the community stabilize.

The number of active cases in the community remains at 378 – about the same level it’s been for at least the last week.

Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 on Ottawa are at 19, with no one admitted to intensive care in the last three days.

There are just two schools in Ottawa still experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks.

The only indicator on the rise is institutional outbreaks, as one staff member tested positive for the virus at Parkway House long-term care and two residents have contracted COVID-19 at Besserer Place retirement home. Those are two of 19 institutions dealing with COVID-19 cases.

The city’s COVID-19 related death count is at 389.

OPH is also following four community outbreaks linked to workplaces.

There have been 9,384 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa since March, of which 8,617 have been resolved.

Ontario is reporting 2,123 cases of COVID-19 on Monday, after more than 54,500 tests were completed. 

Ottawa’s COVID-19 assessment centres will remain open over the holidays, but there will be adjusted hours and some closures.

Residents can book a COVID-19 test as usual, but with adjusted operating hours between Wednesday, December 23 and Monday, January 4, health officials are advising to first check the holiday hours of testing centres. 

COVID-19 testing centres Christmas schedule:

COVID-19 CHEO Assessment Centre and Kids Come First Care Clinic at Brewer Park Arena:

  • December 23: 8:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • December 24: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • December 25: CLOSED
  • December 26: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • December 27: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • December 28: 8:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • December 29: 8:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • December 30: 8:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • December 31: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • January 1: CLOSED
  • January 2: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • January 3: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • January 4: 8:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

COVID-19 Assessment Centre for Adults at Brewer Park Arena:

  • December 23: 8:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • December 24: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • December 25: CLOSED
  • December 26: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • December 27: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • December 28: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • December 29: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • December 30: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • December 31: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • January 1: CLOSED
  • January 2: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • January 3: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • January 4: 8:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Heron location:

  • December 23: CLOSED
  • December 24: CLOSED
  • December 25: CLOSED
  • December 26: CLOSED
  • December 27: CLOSED
  • December 28: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • December 29: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • December 30: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • December 31: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • January 1: CLOSED
  • January 2: CLOSED
  • January 3: CLOSED
  • January 4: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Moodie location:

  • December 23: 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • December 24: 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • December 25: CLOSED
  • December 26: CLOSED
  • December 27: 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • December 29: 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • December 30: 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • December 31: 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • January 1: 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • January 2: CLOSED
  • January 3: CLOSED
  • January 4: 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Ray Friel Location: December 23: 8 a.m. –  4 p.m.
  • December 24: 8 a.m. –  4 p.m.
  • December 25: CLOSED
  • December 26: 8 a.m. –  4 p.m.
  • December 27: 8 a.m. –  4 p.m.
  • December 28: 8 a.m. –  4 p.m.
  • December 29: 8 a.m. –  4 p.m.
  • December 30: 8 a.m. –  4 p.m.
  • December 31: 8 a.m. –  4 p.m.
  • January 1: 8 a.m. –  4 p.m.
  • January 2: 8 a.m. –  4 p.m.
  • January 3: 8 a.m. –  4 p.m.
  • January 4: 8 a.m. –  4 p.m.

COVID-19 Drive-Thru Assessment Centre at City Hall/National Arts Centre:

  • December 23: 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • December 24: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • December 25: CLOSED
  • December 26: 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • December 27: 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • December 28: 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • December 29: 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • December 30: 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • December 31: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • January 1: CLOSED
  • January 2: 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • January 3: 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • January 4: 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

COVID-19 Assessment Centre at McNabb Community Centre:

  • December 23: 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • December 24: 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • December 25: CLOSED
  • December 26: CLOSED
  • December 27: CLOSED
  • December 28: 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • December 29: 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • December 30: 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • December 31: 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • January 1: CLOSED
  • January 2: CLOSED
  • January 3: CLOSED
  • January 4: 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
COVID-19 testing at three of the Ottawa Community Health Centres:

Centretown Community Health Centre:

  • December 23: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • December 24: CLOSED
  • December 25: CLOSED
  • December 26: CLOSED
  • December 27: CLOSED
  • December 28: CLOSED
  • December 29: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • December 30: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • December 31: CLOSED
  • January 1: CLOSED
  • January 2: CLOSED
  • January 3: CLOSED
  • January 4: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Sandy Hill Community Health Centre:

  • December 23: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
  • December 24: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. 
  • December 25: CLOSED
  • December 26: CLOSED
  • December 27: CLOSED
  • December 28: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. 
  • December 29: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
  • December 30: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
  • December 31: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. 
  • January 1: CLOSED
  • January 2: CLOSED
  • January 3: CLOSED
  • January 4: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Somerset West Community Health Centre:

  • December 23: 9 a.m. –  4 p.m.
  • December 24: CLOSED
  • December 25: CLOSED
  • December 26: CLOSED
  • December 27: CLOSED
  • December 28: CLOSED
  • December 29: CLOSED
  • December 30: CLOSED
  • December 31: CLOSED
  • January 1: CLOSED
  • January 2: CLOSED
  • January 3: CLOSED
  • January 4: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.     

The COVID-19 Pop-Up Testing Site at Vanier Community Service Centre will be closed over the holidays, with the exception of Tuesday, December 29, when it will be open from 11:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. 

Residents can book appointments online for any of Ottawa’s COVID-19 test centres by clicking here