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April 16, 2021 – Province Extends Provincial Declaration of Emergency and Provincewide Stay-At-Home Order

April 16, 2021 ‐ Today, the Ontario Government announced that it is extending the provincial declaration of emergency and strengthening enforcement of the provincewide stay-at-home order for a total of six weeks, effective immediately.

April 16, 2021 – In coming weeks RCD Residents Requiring Second Dose COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments Will Be Notified

April 16, 2021 ‐ Since the start of the COVID-19 vaccination program in Renfrew County and District (RCD) in mid-February, nearly 22,000 residents have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

April 16, 2021 – RCDHU Confirms COVID-19 Exposures at George Vanier Catholic School

April 16, 2021 ‐ Today, Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU) in collaboration with the Renfrew County Catholic District School Board (RCCDSB), is confirming that there were COVID-19 exposures at George Vanier Catholic School in Combermere, on April 6 and 7. The two students who exposed the school are suspected to have acquired a COVID-19 Variant of Concern (VOC), and were originally exposed outside of the school setting.

April 15, 2021 – RCDHU Confirms a Student at Renfrew Collegiate Institute Tests Positive For COVID-19

April 15, 2021 ‐ Today, Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU) in collaboration with the Renfrew County District School Board (RCDSB), is confirming that a student at Renfrew Collegiate Institute (RCI) in Renfrew, has a positive laboratory-confirmed case of novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).

April 13, 2021 – Advisory issued for COVID-19 exposure at Brad’s Taxi in Renfrew

April 13, 2021 ‐ Today, Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU) is confirming that a staff member from Brad’s Taxi in Renfrew, has tested positive for novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). This advisory is being issued for individuals who used Brad’s Taxi (3748 Burnstown Rd., Renfrew) on the following date and times: • Friday, April 9, 2021 between 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

April 9, 2021 – Advisory issued for COVID-19 exposure at Oh-el-la Café in Calabogie

April 9, 2021 ‐ Today, Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU) is confirming that an individual associated with Oh-el-la Café has tested positive for novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). The owner has voluntarily closed the facility until further notice. This advisory is being issued for individuals who attended Oh-el-la Café (636 Mill St., Calabogie) on the following dates and times: • Wednesday, March 31, 2021 between 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. • Thursday, April 1, 2021 between 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. • Friday, April 2, 2021 between 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. • Saturday, April 3, 2021 between 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. • Sunday, April 4, 2021 between 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

April 8, 2021 – The Best Vaccine is the One Available to You Right Now

April 8, 2021 ‐ Today, Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU) in collaboration with the Arnprior and District Family Health Team (ADFHT) and the North Renfrew Family Health Team (NRFHT), are happy to announce that residents 55 years of age and over, can now receive the COVID-19 AstraZeneca Vaccine at one of four clinics across Renfrew County and District (RCD).

April 8, 2021 – RCDHU Confirms a Student at St. Joseph’s Catholic School Tests Positive For COVID-19

April 8, 2021 ‐ Today, Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU) in collaboration with the Renfrew County Catholic District School Board (RCCDSB), is confirming that a student at St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Arnprior, has a positive laboratory-confirmed case of novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) that is suspected to be a Variant of Concern (VOC).

April 8, 2021 – Residents with Certain High-Risk Health Conditions Now Eligible For COVID-19 Vaccinations

April 8, 2021 ‐ Based on the provincial prioritization guidelines for vaccination of people with health conditions, residents with the following high-risk health conditions are now eligible to receive their COVID-19 vaccination. If you have any of the following conditions, please book a vaccination appointment at any of the available sites within Renfrew County and District (RCD):

April 7, 2021 – RCDHU Update Regarding Provincewide Stay-At-Home Order

April 7, 2021 ‐ Today, the Ontario Government declared a provincial emergency and announced the implementation of a 4-week, provincewide stay-at-home order, effective Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. This is in addition to the provincewide shutdown implemented on April 3, 2021.

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