COVID-19 Update

April 9, 2019


  • A frontline staff member from the Gatineau building has tested positive for COVID-19.
  • This brings to two the total number of active cases among staff.
  • The two individuals are at home recovering and following all safety protocols before returning to work.
  • The IPAC (Infection Prevention and Control) team has implemented control measures on the unit where the staff member last worked. 
  • Following the recent update to the government’s Directive #3, an outbreak will not be declared.
  • There are no cases of COVID-19 among residents and there has not been a positive case for more than six months.
  • More than 80% of staff and 95% of residents have at least had the first vaccination against COVID-19.
  • Next week, the Perley Rideau will host another vaccination clinic for staff.
  • The Perley Rideau team has conducted more than 32,000 COVID-19 tests (rapid tests and PCR tests) onsite during the pandemic.
  • Well done!

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    Dropping Off Items for Residents

    • For those wanting to deliver items for a residents, please drop off the items at the loading dock adjacent to the Staff Entrance.

    Drop Off Days/Times

    • 7 am to 3 pm, Monday through Friday
    • It is recommend that families coordinate the drop off of items with unit staff to notify them in advance.
    • The Family Phone Line continues to be monitored as a first stop for all questions.

    Essential Links

    1. Resumption of Visits webpage (Home for all information related to visits)

      (includes a list of key contacts):
    2. Book a Virtual Visit: Email the

    3. Visitor's Guide: CLICK HERE (updated Feb. 26, 2021)

    4. Caregiver Designation Form: CLICK HERE

    Additional Information

    1. Register to receive email updates to family and friends: Email
    2. View the Resumption of Visits' webpage: CLICK HERE
    3. Watch the recent video updates on the Perley Rideau life: CLICK HERE
    4. To read previous communications about COVID-19, visit our "In The News" webpage: CLICK HERE
    5. View our archive of communications with apartment tenants: CLICK HERE
    6. Infection Prevention and Control Frequently Asked Questions - Residents: CLICK HERE
    7. Infection Prevention and Control Frequently Asked Questions - Staff: CLICK HERE

    Questions or comments, please contact:

    Jay Innes
    Director of Communications

    • The Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre
    • 1750 Russell Road
    • Ottawa, ON.
    • K1G 5Z6
    • Phone: ext.2207
    • Fax: 613-526-7186
    • Email: