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Please take the time to review any programs, services and/or events that you offer, in order to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Review our COVID-19 Information for Workplaces page for more information.

Renfrew County and District Health Unit works with municipalities and community partners to create a built environment that supports good health.

The built environment is defined as the human-made places where people live, work, learn, and play. Buildings, parks, roads, land use patterns, and population density are features of the built environment. Their design affects our ability to make healthy choices and to reduce our risk of injury and exposure to health hazards.

Tobacco-Free Spaces

Renfrew County and District Health Unit encourages municipalities to create tobacco-free spaces that are not included in the SFOA. Smoke-free laws, regulations and policies that help reduce people’s exposure to second-hand smoke are important and add to provincial efforts to stop tobacco-related illness and death. Renfrew County and District Health Unit can provide support and assist you with developing smoke-free policies.  We also provide signs for community parks, playgrounds and sports fields.

Age-Friendly Community Planning

We can work with you to create a plan that includes policies, services and facilities that support older people to live in a secure environment, enjoy good health and continue to participate in their communities.

Municipal Alcohol Policies

The Health Unit can assist with creating or updating your municipal alcohol policy. By developing these policies through a community-involved process, communities can manage alcohol use better and reduce alcohol-related problems at municipal events.

Food and Beverage Policies

The Health Unit can collaborate with you to create a food environment where healthy foods and beverages are the norm. A healthy food environment is supportive of and encourages healthy choices by making healthy foods and beverages available, appealing and affordable.

For more information or for assistance with developing policies, call the Health Info Line at 613-732-3629 or 1-800-267-1097 ext. 3.

With the opening of Phase 2 and reopening of child care centers it is important for providers and families to be informed of best practice recommendations.

Helpful Resources

PHO Link: Doffing PPE

PHO Link: Donning PPE

PHO Link: Hand Hygiene-How to Wash Your Hands

PHO Link: Masking for Source Control of COVID-19- Considerations for Workers in Non-Health Care Settings

RCDHU Link: Infection Control in a Library Setting

RCDHU Form: Attestation for Return to Work Following Illness 

RCDHU Link: COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control Checklist for Reopening Workplaces

RCDHU Link: My Mask Protects YOU Poster

RCDHU Link: COVID-19 Employee Screening Tool

RCDHU Link: COVID-19 Retail Entrance Screening Poster

RCDHU Link: COVID-19 Resource Toolkit

RCDHU Link: Non-Medical Mask Use

RCDHU Link: Medical Mask Use




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Pembroke Office

TEL: 613-732-3629 or 1-800-267-1097

Renfrew Office

TEL: 613-432-5853 or 1-800-465-5000

Office Hours: Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. – noon and 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.