Novel Coronavirus COVID-19

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



Revised visiting hours for COVID-19

As of Saturday March 21, there will be no general visiting at RVH.



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

We are committed to providing a safe, secure and respectful environment for our patients, staff and visitors
and will not tolerate any form of violent, abusive or aggressive behaviour.