Afternoon News: Friday, September 4, 2020

COVID-19 Ottawa:

There are thirteen new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Ottawa Friday.

3,022 cases have been confirmed in the Capital throughout the pandemic, with 187 active, and 85 per cent of patients recovered. No new deaths related to the virus were reported Friday.

COVID-19 Ontario:

Across Ontario there are 148 new cases, and new deaths related to the virus.

Throughout the pandemic, the province has recorded 42,834 confirmed cases, with 38,741 resolved, and 2,811 deaths.

Drive-thru Testing Site Opens:

Mayor Jim Watson was on hand as the city opened its first drive-thru COVID testing site Friday.

The assessment centre is set up in the parking lot of the baseball stadium, RCGT Park. You will need to book an appointment in advance through the Ottawa Public Health website to be tested there.

City Opens Up More Arenas For Public Use:

Local teams and community groups will soon have more options to play and meet.

The City has announced it will re-open eight arenas for community use on Tuesday, including Sandy Hill, Bell Centennial, and Jack Charron Arenas. Click here for more information on how to book these facilities.

Harmer Avenue Pedestrian Bridge Opens:

You can now walk down Harmer Avenue above the 417.

Mayor Jim Watson says that, after two years of construction, the pedestrian bridge is open to the public. It will be named after former Mayor Jackie Holzman.

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