What’s open and closed in the capital, COVID-19 New Year’s edition

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The Trail waste facility will be closed on Jan. 1. And FYI: Christmas trees will be picked up on your regular garbage day. The city asks that you remove all decorations, and says trees in plastic bags or frozen into a snowbank won’t be collected.

The city’s 311 contact centre will remain open for urgent municipal issues. You can reach a customer-service rep by calling 311 or 613-580-2400. Client service centres that haven’t been shuttered because of the pandemic will be closed on Jan. 1.

Health, family and COVID-19

All municipal child-care centres will be closed on Jan. 1.

Ottawa Public Health’s baby help line, St. Laurent dental clinic, information centre for general calls, and COVID-19 phone line will all be closed Jan. 1.

Its sexual health clinic and satellite clinics will be closed Dec. 31 to Jan. 3, and the Site program office and supervised consumption services at 179 Clarence St. will be closed Jan. 1 to Jan. 3. The Site mobile van will operate from 5 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. through Jan. 3.

There are a number of changes to note regarding COVID-19 assessment centres and care clinic operations. The Heron care clinic will be closed Jan. 1 to 3, the Moodie care clinic will be closed Jan. 2 and 3, and the drive-thru assessment centre at the NAC will be closed Jan. 1.

The Brewer TOH/CHEO assessment centre will be closed Jan. 1 and have hours reduced to 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 31, Jan. 2 and Jan. 3. And the assessment centre at McNabb Community Centre will be closed Jan. 1 to Jan. 3, with shortened hours on New Year’s Eve.