Positive Case and Symptom Management for Visitors, ECPs and Patients

January 24, 2022

Restrictions for positive or presumed COVID-19 cases

Like all hospitals, Renfrew Victoria Hospital (RVH) is a “highest risk setting.” For the health and safety of our patients, staff and visitors, any individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 or displays COVID-19 symptoms must wait 10 days before coming to the hospital.

You may only need to self-isolate for 5 days if you are fully vaccinated, as required by the Ontario Ministry of Health, but you still should not visit the hospital for 10 days.

  • If you have tested positive for COVID-19, you must wait 10 days from the date of your test before coming into the hospital.
  • If you have symptoms of COVID-19 but are unable to get a test, you must wait 10 days from the onset of your symptoms before coming into the hospital.


Please review the self-isolation requirements before coming to the hospital.

This regulation applies to all individuals — regardless of age or vaccination status — including non-emergent patients, Essential Care Partners and staff.

If you have or suspect you have COVID-19 and need to be treated for your symptoms, please reach out to your care provider, or seek care if you have an emergency.

If you have a medical appointment booked at the hospital within 10 days of your positive COVID-19 test or onset of symptoms, please call the hospital (613-432-4851) to reschedule your appointment to a time that is safer for everyone.

If you are an employee, please contact your Occupational Health & Safety (Kelly Hebert ext. 192 or Holly Vincent ext. 217) to determine what is required and when you are able to return to work.


Restrictions for highest-risk contacts

There are additional restrictions for individuals who have been in close contact with COVID-19 and wish to visit a highest risk setting, even if asymptomatic. If you live with someone who is fully vaccinated and has tested positive for COVID-19 or who has COVID-19 symptoms, you must wait five days from the onset of their symptoms plus an additional 10 days before coming into the hospital. This period may be longer if your household contact is not vaccinated. This is in accordance with the Ontario Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 Integrated Testing & Case, Contact and Outbreak Management Interim Guidance: Omicron Surge.