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House Update Regarding COVID-19

Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central and Northern Arizona provides a “home-away-from-home” and gives support to families seeking medical care for their children. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central and Northern Arizona does not mandate the COVID-19 vaccine for any guest as a requirement to stay at the House.

The health and well-being of the children and families we serve remain our top priority and we will continue to take the appropriate precautions to mitigate the spread of all viruses and sicknesses, including COVID-19.

Each Ronald McDonald House is a part of Ronald McDonald House Charities – a diverse and expansive global charity – but it is governed by its own Board of Trustees, which sets rules and expectations for its individual House. For more information, please read RMHC Global’s position on Vaccination Mandates and COVID Safety Protocols: rmhc.org/media-center/rmhc-global-position-on-covid.

Ronald McDonald House remains OPEN to families during COVID-19.


March 12, 2021

Like every organization, Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central and Northern Arizona had to make changes in the way we do business in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic.  As a valued member of our community, we want to make sure you are aware that WE ARE OPEN AND CONTINUE TO SERVE FAMILIES.

While we are open to families who need us, we have adopted precautions to protect our guests, who are facing critical medical challenges of their own. For everyone’s protection, we have had to limit the number of families we are able to provide housing for at each of our three Valley locations, closed our common areas to avoid gatherings, and have implemented stringent cleaning and disinfecting protocols for our staff to complete several times throughout the day and night. The safety of the families we serve, and the safety of our staff, is at the forefront of everything we do and every decision we make.  It is our priority to meet the needs of the families who depend on us by providing a safe, clean, and welcoming home-away-from-home.

As we look to the future, we are hoping that increased vaccinations and the continued decline in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths in our community, will result is us being able to open to full capacity this summer.  We promise to keep you posted on all pertinent updates on our website at rmhccnaz.org/covid.

With Gratitude,

Kerry Schulman
Chief Executive Officer

How You Can Help

During these difficult times, RMHC continues to be a “home-away-from-home” for families. But we can’t do it without your help. Here are a few ways YOU can help fulfill our critical needs: