Renfrew Victoria Hospital eases masking mandates in alignment with regional hospitals

June 19, 2023

As of June 19th, RVH has lifted additional masking protocols to align with our regional partners in light of the continuing recovery phase of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Masks will continue to be required for visitors and patients in some settings including clinical areas when visiting an admitted patient or in a common clinical area on a unit, in the emergency department and emergency waiting room, and for outpatients who are receiving direct care/services (e.g., Diagnostic Imaging, Laboratory, clinics, etc.) in a meeting or procedure room and throughout their entire visit.

Masking is no longer required in other areas of the hospital such as public spaces – hallways, elevators, nursing stations and outpatient waiting areas.

However, masks are still encouraged, particularly for those who are vulnerable, and will be available at all entrances and clinical areas for anyone who wants or needs one.

“This latest easing of masking restrictions is taking place in areas of the hospital where the risk is extremely low at this point of the pandemic. Our primary objective is always to keep our patients, staff and physicians safe, and we will continue to monitor and adapt to the situation and the advice of public health,” stated Julia Boudreau, RVH President and CEO.

It is important to stay home if you are experiencing any symptoms of illness unless you are seeking care.