COVID-19 Updates and Resources for Residents and Families
A Guide to Reopening Retirement Homes is available here.
The RHRA is closely monitoring developments related to COVID-19 and is ready to assist local health authorities should an outbreak at a retirement home occur.
The RHRA’s primary concern is the health and safety of seniors living in Ontario retirement homes.
Please see RHRA’s COVID-19 FAQ for Residents and Families
Should you visit a retirement home?
As of June 18, the Chief Medical Officer of Health has directed that retirement homes can allow visits for retirement home residents. The home must NOT be in outbreak. Homes are required to develop visitor policies that reflect their unique circumstances, comply with CMOH Directive #3 and the Reopening Retirement Homes Guide. For more information, please visit our FAQs.
The RHRA is working closely with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care as well as the Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility to ensure the timely knowledge of any developments and how it could affect seniors in retirement homes. For the latest information on COVID-19 and how to recognize possible symptoms, visit the Ministry of Health’s information portal.