It’s been a tiring few months for Ottawa’s top doctor. On Wednesday, Dr. Vera Etches admitted that she might need a break — after she accidentally showed up to work with no skirt on!

In a hilariously honest tweet on September 30, the city’s medical officer of health admitted that she’d had a pretty busy morning.

She explained, “I was dressing in the dark this morning and distracted by setting up a surprise for my boys, rushing to talk with Rob Snow on 1310 News…”

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I still can't believe I made it to City Hall without my skirt on under my rain jacket!

Dr. Vera Etches

Although she confessed her mind was elsewhere, she said, “I still can't believe I made it to City Hall without my skirt on under my rain jacket!”

She ended the hilarious tale by saying, “Yikes!” and admitting that it could be time for her to take a little break. 

Dr. Etches’ hectic morning comes as the city’s COVID-19 case count continues to climb rapidly.

On Tuesday, Ottawa reported a record-breaking increase of 105 new cases within 24 hours.

The top doctor has confirmed that the capital is currently experiencing its second wave and revealed that it’s “close to red” on the pandemic scale.

*This article's cover image is for illustrative purposes only.

 
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