Joel Harden MPP / Député, Ottawa Centre

Government of Ontario

Latest Updates on COVID-19

Published on March 16, 2020


With the global COVID-19 or Coronavirus pandemic, this can be a stressful time for us all. As governments from all levels work to coordinate their response, people in Ottawa are urged to stay up to date on prevention measures and latest updates from Ottawa Public Health. 

Get the latest updates on COVID-19 from our Public Health Agencies: 

Updates from Ottawa Public Health on COVID-19

Updates from Ontario's Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care on COVID-19

Updates from the Public Health Agency of Canada

Other Resources 

Telehealth Ontario

For medical advice, you may contact Telehealth Ontario, a free, confidential service. A Registered Nurse will take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Telephone: 1-866-797-0000

Distress Centre of Ottawa & Region

Situations like COVID-19 can affect your mental health. Please reach out and ask for help, the Distress Centre of Ottawa & Region is available 24/7 to talk. 

Telephone: 613-238-3311

Our Office

Following the lead of the Ontario Public Service, our constituency office will be closed until further notice. Our team will continue to serve you through our social media channels, phone line, and email. We will continue to support constituents with casework and we will be exploring alternative ways of engaging with the community instead of public events. 

Here's how you can continue to contact and engage with us: 

Please note, email is the preferred method of contact for the quickest response. 

What we're doing at Queen's Park

Our official opposition caucus has been working to ensure the provincial government has been communicating with Ontarians about emergency preparedness planning around COVID-19. We have been asking about plans for our public services, hospitals, workers and small businesses. 

Our leader Andrea Horwath has met and continues to work with Premier Ford and other party leaders on the province's response, and has called for the provincial government to release details of their plans with Ontarians. 

Click here to read the latest on what the official opposition caucus is doing around COVID-19.