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Hastings and Prince Edward Public Health

Class Orders

Class Orders or Section 22 Orders can be issued by a Medical Officer of Health (MOH) under the authority of the Health Protection and Promotion Act, when the MOH determines that health hazards exist within the health unit and enhanced regulations/restrictions are required to protect the health of the public.

  • March 29, 2021 – New Short Term Accommodations and Indoor/Outdoor Gathering Limits (see order for more details) * The Class Order is rescinded effective immediately due to the province-wide Stay-at-Home order that came into effect on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. and will stay in place for at least four weeks.

February 9, 2021 – Green-Prevent Zone additional precautions for Hastings and Prince Edward Counties

December 10, 2020 – Employers in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties to take steps to prevent COVID-19

October 8, 2020* – Self-isolation requirements for everyone residing or present in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties

Class Order Fact Sheet

July 2, 2020 – To owners and operators of agricultural farms in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties

*Please note the October 8th Class Order replaced earlier versions issued in April and August 2020.

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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.