Novel Coronavirus COVID-19

Press releases: 

September 16 (via RCDHU): RCDHU closes Fellowes High School

June 10: Hospitals in the Champlain Region slowly and safely increasing scheduled hospital activity


COVID-19 Communiqués

August 31 Communiqué: What’s in store for fall 2020?

July 15 Communiqué: What is the status of hospital visiting as we enter Stage 3?

June 25 Communiqué: What is the current status of hospital visiting?

June 10 Communiqué: Why sign up for MyChart during COVID-19?

June 3 Communiqué: Expanded COVID-19 testing in Renfrew County

May 26 Communiqué: What does "universal masking" mean at RVH?

May 19 Communiqué: Access to RVH services

May 12 Communiqué: Celebrating healthcare heroes during National Nursing Week and a worldwide pandemic

May 5 Communiqué: Where is the COVID?

April 28 Communiqué: Staggered appointments keep everyone safe in Medical Imaging

April 21 Communiqué: It’s OK if you don’t feel OK: Support is available

April 14 Communiqué: The RVH supply situation

April 7 Communiqué: RVH implements COVID-19 command centre

March 31 Communiqué: COVID-19 pandemic changes and challenges


COVID-19 Quick Facts



PRESS RELEASE: Reaching out to our community to help combat COVID-19


Read NEW AND IMPORTANT information from the Renfrew County District Health Unit about Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) here:




March 18: Communiqué: Renewing medical prescriptions during the COVID-19 pandemic



With cases of COVID-19 being reported in the Ottawa area, the situation is evolving rapidly. At RVH, we are maintaining close contact with public health, and taking recommended precautions.

  • Please read the signs and follow instructions when visiting the hospital.
  • RVH clinics are open as scheduled. If you have fever and symptoms of respiratory infection, or if you have vomiting or diarrhea, please call the clinic in advance and ask if you should still attend your appointment. 
  • If you suspect you have symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath), please self-isolate and contact the Renfrew County District Health Unit 613-735-8653, extension 577, as soon as possible.



COVID Self Monitor

How to self-isolate

Self-isolation: Guide for caregivers, household members and close contacts


Protect yourself and your family: 

To reduce the spread of germs including the flu and the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) it is recommended that you:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, or use hand sanitizer
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth unless you have just washed your hands with soap
  • Cover your cough and sneeze with a tissue or into your arm, not your hand
  • If possible, stay home if you are sick
  • Avoid visiting people in hospitals or long-term care centres if you are sick 
  • Get your flu shot if you haven’t already, as the flu virus is still circulating in the community


For the latest information and updates, visit the Ontario Ministry of Health: The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) at

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and will not tolerate any form of violent, abusive or aggressive behaviour.