November 2020 update on live performances and events at the NAC.

COVID-19 drive-thru testing site to support our community

From left to right: Dr. Brent Moloughney, Deputy Medical Officer of Health, Ottawa Public Health; Cameron Love, CEO, The Ottawa Hospital; Christopher Deacon, President and CEO, National Arts Centre; and Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, at the opening of the Covid-19 drive-thru assessment centre in our parking garage. © Phil Renaud, City of Ottawa
© Phil Renaud, City of Ottawa
From left to right: Christopher Deacon, NAC President and CEO; Cameron Love, Ottawa Hospital CEO; Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson; and Dr. Brent Moloughney, Deputy Medical Officer of Health, Ottawa Public Health, at the opening of the Covid-19 drive-thru assessment centre in our parking garage. © Phil Renaud, City of Ottawa
© Phil Renaud, City of Ottawa
© Phil Renaud, City of Ottawa
© Phil Renaud, City of Ottawa

A new COVID-19 drive-thru assessment centre has opened on the lower level of the National Arts Centre’s parking garage to support the health of our community.

This assessment centre will help ensure our fellow Ottawa residents have access to convenient and accessible COVID-19 testing option. It will also provide shelter, comfort and warmth over the winter months to our community’s health care workers.

We believe it is important to do our part to help our community while remaining committed to the health and safety of our employees, artists, and audiences at the NAC.

Although most of our current artistic programming continues to be offered online, some live performances are taking place at the NAC in front of small audiences of up to 50 people. Rest assured that we have put in place safety protocols to ensure our employees, artists and audiences are not affected by the presence of the new COVID-19 drive-thru testing site, which mostly operates during daytime hours and is located in an isolated area of our parking garage.

For more information, please visit the City of Ottawa website


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