We are committed to supporting you during this difficult time of COVID-19 by ensuring you're staying informed and consulting credible resources.  Explore the various resources in our award-winning COVID-19 Portal below. 

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 vaccine information and resources

RNAO is committed to providing members and non-members with credible COVID-19 vaccine information and resources. RNAO is participating in a collective effort to develop a comprehensive information resource on COVID-19 vaccines. To see the page, go to the Centre for Effective Practice.

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COVID-19 webinars

RNAO has various webinars related to COVID-19, including our ongoing COVID-19 Webinar Series, LTC NP webinars and our Indigenous focused webinars.

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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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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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In the midst of Ontario’s worse nursing crisis, thousands of internationally educated nurses (IEN) living in Ontario remain unable to practise as their applications with the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) languish for years. RNAO has called on the CNO to immediately address the backlog of more than 20,000 IEN applications eager to join Ontario’s workforce at a time of dire need.

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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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Psychosocial support during the COVID-19 pandemic

RNAO is aware nurses and health-care providers across Ontario are experiencing tremendous levels of physical and emotional stress due to COVID-19. We are committed to supporting you during this time.

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Social media advocacy


#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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COVID-19 #TogetherWeCanDoIt Campaign

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

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Long-term care

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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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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First Nations

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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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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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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Other initiatives


VIANurse enabled health organizations in Ontario to rapidly access health human resources.

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