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Questions About COVID-19?

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COVID-19 Vaccines

The province has indicated that the COVID-19 vaccine will be rolled out in three key phases. As part of the local implementation of Phase 1, a very limited supply of vaccine has started to arrive to HPEPH.

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.

Resources for Businesses, Organizations and Facilities

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

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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 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).

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.

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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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Province of Ontario has Declared a Second Provincial Emergency to Address COVID-19 Crisis and Save Lives.  Read more.

Effective Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 12:01 a.m., the provincial government is issuing a stay-at-home order requiring everyone to remain at home with exceptions for essential purposes, such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing health care services, for exercise or for essential work.

Owner/operators of a businesses, workplaces and/or other community organizations who are unsure of how to adjust operations for COVID-19 are encouraged to visit sector specific guidance regarding provincial lockdown measures at Ontario.ca or call the Stop the Spread Business Information Line at 1-888-444-3659. If you are unable to find an answer to your questions or need further guidance, please fill out this web form.

During the provincewide shutdown, no indoor social gatherings are permitted, except with members of the same household (the people you live with). Individuals who live alone and single parents may consider having exclusive, close contact with another household. Outdoor gatherings must be limited to 5 individuals, and proper physical distancing must be maintained.

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.