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.

Quick links

RNAO Facebook Support Groups
Sharing and Tackling Emerging Care Issues Together Facebook Group
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Sharing and Tackling Emerging Care Issues Together

 

This is a group for nurses and other health colleagues who are facing unprecedented challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a forum to raise concerns about practice issues affecting staff and/or recipients of care, and to offer mutual support that promotes safe, high quality care. You are encouraged to share your experiences and strategies to address practice concerns and cope with the challenges.

Join this private Facebook group

 
 
Peer-to-Peer Support During COVID-19
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Peer-to-Peer Support During COVID-19

 

RNAO knows many of you are facing unprecedented stress during the COVID-19 pandemic. This group is a forum for nurses and colleagues to share stories and offer mutual support. You are encouraged to share experiences, concerns and strategies you’ve found to build resilience and cope during this extraordinary time

Join this private Facebook group

Health Provider Hotline and Website

We encourage you to access the health provider hotline and website regarding questions about the outbreak, protocols, preparedness, and more. The toll free number is 1-866-212-2272, and the health provider website is updated regularly with useful resources. An important reminder that the health provider website and the toll free number are for you – as a health professional – and not for members of the general public.

OpenWHO Platform

Ontario’s Ministry of Health has set up a public website on the COVID-19. It exists to inform the general public – encourage your family and friends to access this website. We also have information for the public on our website, which we update daily. The WHO also provides an excellent link for you to share with members of the public.

Ontario's Ministry of Health

Ontario’s Ministry of Health has set up a public website on the COVID-19. It exists to inform the general public – encourage your family and friends to access this website. We also have information for the public on our website, which we update daily. The WHO also provides an excellent link for you to share with members of the public.

Symptoms to look for:

According to Health Canada, symptoms can include:

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Symptoms
What to do if you develop symptoms and fit the case definition of a probable case of COVID-19:
  1. Isolate yourself within the home as quickly as possible
  2. Consult Ontario Ministry of Health's self-assessment tool
  3. If advised, call Telehealth Ontario: 1-866-797-0000
  4. If advised, Contact your public health unit
  5. If advised, visit an assessment centre
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COVID-19