There are now 10 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa.

Ottawa Public Health believes that there could be hundreds of undiagnosed cases in the community now, so they are asking all people in Ottawa to increase social distancing.

This means limiting all non-essential trips out of the home and working to maintain a distance of 1-2 meters from other people. Keep your children home from daycare and check with your employer about options for working from home.

Many of you may wonder if these measures are necessary. They are. We each need to do our part to ensure that our healthcare providers do not have to choose between who lives and who dies due to a lack of capacity to care for the most vulnerable people.

Social distancing measures make a huge difference to limit the rapid spread of illness. Please do your part to keep our community safe.

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–Councillor Glen Gower