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Questions About COVID-19?

Please review our main COVID-19 web page for the most up to date local information, guidance, and restrictions.

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Vaccine

COVID-19 Vaccine Booking and Eligibility

Visit this page for information about how to book your COVID-19 vaccine appointment, clinic locations and what to expect when you arrive.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Standby List

People residing in HPEC who are currently eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations but do not have a booked vaccination appointment can now register from Friday at 4:00 pm to the following Friday at noon to be on standby for the week’s clinics.

COVID-19 Vaccine Safety and Availability

Visit this page to learn more about COVID-19 vaccine safety, and current vaccine eligibility.

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Current COVID-19 Restrictions

Public health restrictions remain in effect in HPEPH. Avoid close contact with anyone outside your household. Travel between regions is discouraged, and gathering limits must be followed.

Resources for Businesses, Organizations and Facilities

Visit our Healthy Workplaces web page for resources and information for businesses, organizations and facilities

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.

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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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COVID-19 VACCINES IN HPEPH

Individuals turning 12 and over in 2021 are currently eligible to book a first dose appointment. Individuals aged 70 and over as well as anyone who received their first vaccine on or before April 18th are now eligible to book their second dose on an accelerated schedule. To book, visit Ontario.ca/bookvaccine or call  1-833-943-3900.

There is currently a high demand for vaccination appointments in our region. If no appointments are available, please follow us on Facebook or Twitter to be notified when new clinic dates are added. Please do not call HPEPH to book. For more information, please visit  hpePublicHealth.ca/vaccine-booking/

If you attended a clinic and did not receive an email copy of your vaccination receipt you can download a copy off the provincial booking site at Ontario.ca/bookvaccine.

PHARMACY-BASED VACCINATIONS

Individuals 18 and over can also receive their vaccination at participating local pharmacies. Select pharmacies are also offering vaccinations to youth aged 12 – 17. Please visit covid-19.ontario.ca/vaccine-locations for location and registration information.

CURRENT RESTRICTIONS IN HPEPH

Based on the provincewide vaccination rate and continuing improvements in key public health and health system indicators, the Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, will move the province into Step One of its Roadmap to Reopen at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, June 11, 2021. For more information, read the media release.

While the provincial Stay at Home Order has been lifted, public health precautions must be maintained. Close contact must be limited to those within your household. Outdoor gatherings are limited to 5 people, and distancing must be maintained. For more information, visit our COVID-19 page.

POTENTIAL EXPOSURE TO COVID-19?

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.