COVID-19

Local restaurants have been forced to adapt to a number of stringent regulations to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 as they reopen in stage two of Ontario’s reopening plan. For some though, these regulations seem exaggerated and restrictive as restaurants aren’t allowed to open their inside dining area and are thus dependent on the weather and cannot guarantee shifts to a number of their employees notably servers.

Jacques Frémont

University of Ottawa president Jacques Frémont responded today to a joint letter from 18 U of O recognized student governments calling to lower or waive tuition fees for the 2020 spring/summer term. The response states ‘‘the University will not be lowering or waiving tuition fees for the spring/summer 2020 semester.’’

The University of Ottawa has announced that it will offer courses online in the fall for international and Canadian students who are unable to make it to campus in the fall. There will be, however, some exceptions for courses that require students to be physically present in class to complete the course’s academic requirements.

Campus unions at the University of Ottawa are calling on the administration to waive tuition fees for the upcoming spring and summer semesters after the global COVID-19 pandemic closed many of the school’s services indefinitely and shifted both semesters online, while also posing major financial challenges for students.

COVID-19 social distancing is important — but that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your sex life (if you do so safely). Some humble suggestions on how to do both.

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