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Questions About COVID-19?

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COVID-19 Vaccines

Visit this page to read about the provincial and local vaccine roll out plans as well as the weekly vaccine update.

Testing Campaign

Have COVID-19 Symptoms? GET TESTED!

HPEPH has launched a targeted public health campaign aimed at increasing COVID-19 testing and lower infection rates in 20-29 year olds. If you have any COVID-19 symptoms (even if mild), please #GetTestedHPE.

Resources for Businesses, Organizations and Facilities

Visit our Healthy Workplaces web page for resources and information for businesses in the Green-Prevent phase of the Keeping Ontario Safe Framework.

I tested positive. What is next?

Information for People with COVID-19 and Contacts of COVID-19

Tested positive for COVID-19? Have you been identified as high-risk contact? Required to self-isolate? Not enough space to isolate at home? Visit our web page for next steps and more information.

COVID-19 Cases in our region

COVID-19 Dashboard

Visit our COVID-19 Dashboard to learn about local lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties. Case numbers are updated daily (excluding statutory holidays).

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Meal Programs and Food Banks During COVID-19

Organizations that provide food and groceries are considered essential and will remain open throughout the lockdown. Learn more about what is available in your community.

COVID-19 Testing

Getting Tested for COVID-19

In Hastings and Prince Edward Counties there are a number of ways to be assessed for COVID-19. Review our Getting Tested for COVID-19 web page for more information.

Financial Assistance during the Pandemic

There is financial assistance for people who have been affected by the pandemic. This includes people who have COVID-19 and people who are unable to work or taking care of someone with the virus.

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School and COVID-19

Back to school this fall is much different during the pandemic. Help prepare your family with these resources for kids and parents.

Mental Health during the Pandemic

Mental health is an important part of our overall health and affects not only ourselves, but those close to us. Help is available!

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Service Interruptions

HPEPH is adjusting our service delivery to respond to the second wave of COVID-19. Select services continue to be provided by appointment. Review our Service Interruptions page for more information.

Upcoming Clinics and Classes

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Hastings Prince Edward Public Health (HPEPH) is in Green-Prevent level of the provincial reopening Framework since February 10, 2021.

For details regarding restrictions and precautions applicable to the Green-Prevent level of the province’s reopening Framework, please visit Ontario.ca.

In addition to restrictions outlined by the province, Dr. Piotr Oglaza, Medical Officer of Health and CEO at HPEPH, has implemented a Class 22 Order, which includes additional precautions in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties.

HPEPH will continue to update hpePublicHealth.ca to include information for local businesses and residents. Local business owners/operators who are unable to find answers to their questions on our web page are invited to complete our online inquiry form.

If you are concerned about potential exposure to a positive case of COVID-19, please be reassured that any contacts of a confirmed case will be contacted directly and monitored by public health.

Low-risk and indirect contacts should self monitor for symptoms for 14 days from the time of potential exposure and seek testing if symptoms develop. Low risk contacts do not need to isolate unless symptoms develop, and can continue to attend school/work/daycare while monitoring for symptoms.