March 27, 2020 – New Pandemic Healthcare Service: Renfrew County Virtual Triage and Assessment Centre
Important Notice (COVID-19) from Dennis Harrington, Executive Director, Arnprior-Braeside-McNab Seniors at Home Program Inc. – March 23, 2020
What is the current situation in Renfrew County and District?
March 29, 2020 – Today, Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU) announces the first death related to the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) in Renfrew County and District. A woman in her 90s passed away early on the morning of March 29, 2020, at Pembroke Regional Hospital.
For full details visit: https://www.rcdhu.com/news/
Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU) also confirmed the second positive laboratory-confirmed case of novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) in Renfrew County and District. A woman in her 30s developed mild symptoms and was tested at home by paramedics of The County of Renfrew Community Paramedic Program on March 27, 2020. She currently remains at home on isolation and is being monitored. For full details, visit: https://www.rcdhu.com/news/
March 27, 2020 – In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Renfrew County Virtual Triage and Assessment Centre (RC VTAC) has launched today to strengthen access to primary care for all Renfrew County residents. “Open new window to view External website” https://youtu.be/i0954043Zu8
March 26, 2020 – A quick update from our MOH on COVID-19 and how we all have a role in limiting its spread through the community. “Open new window to view External website ”https://youtu.be/YA9tOTGPFcM
March 25, 2020 – Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU) confirms the first positive laboratory confirmed case of novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) in the region. A woman in her 90s developed symptoms and was tested by Pembroke Regional Hospital (PRH) on March 23,2020. She is currently an inpatient at PRH.
This individual is a resident of a local retirement home and has no recent history of travel.
All necessary precautions were followed to ensure the safety of the patient, the public, and the health care workers. The individual is currently on isolation at Pembroke Regional Hospital.
RCDHU is working with both the hospital and the retirement home to identify people who could have been exposed and will deliver specific instructions to these individuals on selfisolation and self-monitoring for symptoms
March 24, 2020 – On March 23, 2020, the Institut national de santé publique du Québec notified Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU) that a Quebec resident working in Renfrew County and District tested positive for COVID-19.
RCDHU has been working with the employer and have identified workers in Renfrew County and District who could possibly have been exposed. RCDHU has delivered specific instruction to these individuals on self isolation and self monitoring for symptoms.
Please refer to the RCDHU news page for media releases regarding COVID-19 updates.