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Update from RCDHU:Travel Advice and Mass Gatherings COVID-19 - March 15th, 2020

COVID-19 Updates from RCDHU

(Sunday, March 15th, 2020)

Updates from the Renfrew County District Health Unit regarding travel and mass gatherings:


Travel has changed again- All persons who have travelled outside of Canada are now recommended to self-isolate, if they develop symptoms then they must:

  • Continue to isolate from others
  • Immediately call a Renfrew County and District Health Unit at 613-735-8654  or Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000 for further instructions.

In addition, Renfrew County and District residents returning from Italy, Iran, or Hubei province (China) must contact RCDHU  within 24 hours of arriving in Canada.

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For staffing purposes this meaning that staff cannot come to work if they have travelled for 14 days. Determine if that person can work from home.

Mass Gatherings:

As thing continue to progress I recommend taking a critical appraisal of all events. Use Public Health Agencies of Canada’s risk assessment. (

RCDHU also recommends:

  • Maintaining a two-metre distance between yourself and others if possible during an event.
  • Any gatherings over 250 individuals be cancelled or postponed.
  • Any gatherings with high risk populations such as persons 65 years of age and older, should be cancelled or postponed with participants between 50-100 persons.

Sean Patterson
Director of Public Works
613 584-2000 Ext. 108

Jessy Pace
Administrative Assistant
613-584-2000 ext. 107

David McCarthy
Infrastructure /Admin Foreman

Shannon Lapping
Operations Foreman

Eric McQuestion
Facility Supervisor