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 see the various resources below to meet your needs. 

RNAO and Canada's Speech from the Throne

RNAO urges Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to take action to address the long-standing profound inequities causing harm and death during COVID-19, as well as to reinstate Canada's Chief Nurse Officer Role, as he delivers his Speech from the Throne.

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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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ECCO 3.0: Enhancing Community Care for Ontarians

Enhancing Community Care for Ontarians (ECCO) calls on the government and health system partners to strengthen community care and anchor the health system in primary care to better meet the health needs of all Ontario residents.

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Fight the Flu

Since this year’s flu season coincides with COVID-19, RNAO is committed to keeping you informed with credible resources to help you protect yourself, your family and the communities you serve as health-care providers.

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COVID-19 Basic Resources and Guidance

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

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Nursing Home Basic Care Guarantee

RNAO board of directors calls on the Ontario government to ‘walk the talk’ and meet its obligation to residents living in long-term care (LTC) homes in COVID & non-COVID times.

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RNAO's advice for reopening schools in Ontario

RNAO offers advice on Ontario's plan for school reopening to ensure the safe return for two million students and 160,000 teachers in the province including the critical role of the public health nurse.

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COVID-19 Webinars

RNAO has various webinars related to COVID-19, including our ongoing Health System Transformation and LTC NP webinars, as well as our webinars with Nursing Now.

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COVID-19 #TogetherWeCanDoIt Campaign

Our #TogetherWeCanDoIt campaign encompasses multiple initiatives, including #Cheer4HealthWorkers.

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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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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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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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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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#Maskathon

#Maskathon urges you and your loved ones – especially children and youth  – to wear a non-medical mask or face covering in indoor public spaces, busy areas and transit and send us photos via social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram).

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