COVID-19 News and Updates

COVID-19 Portal

We are committed to supporting you during this difficult time of COVID-19 by ensuring you're staying informed and consulting credible resources. Please consult the various resources below to meet your needs. 

COVID-19 Basic Resources and Guidance:

RNAO has taken decisive action since the start of our outbreak in updating our members and other health professionals, providing evidence-based information, as well as tools and resources to address this challenging situation. Visit this page for updates and resources on COVID-19. 

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COVID-19 Press Room:

RNAO has been actively engaged with the media since the onset of the pandemic. Please visit our Press Room for our media releases and advisories, media conferences, and media hits related to COVID-19. 

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COVID-19 Webinars:

Check out RNAO's webinars related to COVID-19, including our weekly #TogetherWeCanDoIt webinars, our webinar with Nursing Now and our semi-weekly LTC NP webinars. 

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RNAO's CEO, Doris Grinspun, sends daily email updates on COVID-19 to over 200,000 RNs, NPs, other health professionals and Best Practice Spotlight Organizations at home and abroad. Visit her blog for updates and additional information. 

To access past daily updates, please visit the bottom of this page.

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COVID-19 VIANurse: 

RNAO is ready to help you secure RNs, NPs and/or PSWs. VIANurse is powered by RNAO for the COVID-19 emergency and is free of charge. Secure your needs within hours. 

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COVID-19 Support for Long-Term Care and Retirement Homes:

RNAO is listening, anticipating and responding to the needs of the long-term care sector during this unprecedented time. The resources on this page are available to anyone who may find them helpful in the fight against COVID-19.

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COVID-19 Daily Situational Reports:

Visit this page for the daily situational reports from Ontario's Ministry of Health Emergency Operations Centre. 

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COVID-19 #TogetherWeCanDoIt Campaign: 

Our #TogetherWeCanDoIt campaign encompasses multiple initiatives, including #Cheer4HealthWorkers. Since March 19, RNAO has been asking everyone to step outside at 7:30 p.m. local time to cheer on the millions of health providers, social service and other essential front-line workers in Ontario, Canada and around the world who are tackling COVID-19.

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Mental Health and Well-Being: Resources for Psychosocial Support during the COVID-19 Pandemic:

Mental health and well-being is essential. To maintain the safety of the health-care workers and their families during this crisis, a list of recommended resources has been compiled for you in partnership with AdvantAge Ontario.

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Support for First Nations Communities:

This page provides key resources and supports available to address the needs of First Nations' persons and communities during this pandemic to prevent and/or delay the spread of COVID-19.

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Enhancing Community Care for Ontarians (ECCO) 3.0

We are pleased to announce the release of our groundbreaking ECCO 3.0 report.

The report provides clear direction to enhance community care for Ontarians within a strong primary care infrastructure and strategically aligns with the 2019 Ontario governments plans to reshape our health system. The set of reforms are presented in a set of 12 recommendations. ECCO 3.0 builds on RNAO’s ECCO 1.0, released in 2012 and ECCO 2.0, released in 2014, both of which have informed health system restructuring in the province.

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