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RHAC Services and the Ontario Shutdown

December 23, 2020

Effective Dec 26 at 12:01 am until January 23rd 2021 the government of Ontario has announced that the province will be subject to a shutdown. 

The province-wide shutdown will look similar to the shutdown back in March, with only essential businesses being allowed to remain open.

Like the shutdown in March, RHACs “essential services” will continue to operate and will include;

  • Carepoint / Counterpoint Programs
  • John Gordon Home Program
  • HIV/HCV Support Services
  • Various Administrative Services

This shutdown is considered a state of emergency and RHAC may deploy staff resources to meet coverage needs across program areas as necessary (with training and support). 

Given this is the holiday season we recognize this development comes at a challenging time for most people. It is important to remind everyone that the best way to prevent COVID 19 transmission is through adherence to all public health recommendation/measures.

It is important to note that the government is also asking that “people do not leave home unless it is for an essential reason and only travel outside their own region if absolutely necessary”.  Further the government has notified citizens that “Anyone who travels within Canada during the province-wide shutdown is being asked to self-isolate upon their return to Ontario.” 


Click here for more information about the shutdown.