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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.

May 14, 2021 – Public Health Order will Help Protect Agricultural Workers from COVID-19

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

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

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Individuals 12 and over who have not yet had a first dose, or those who meet the minimum second dose interval are now eligible to attend HPEPH walk-in clinics. To view the schedule, visit the Booking and Eligibility Page.

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


Individuals 12 and over can also receive their vaccination at participating local pharmacies. Please visit for location and registration information.


On Friday, July 16 at 12:01 a.m., Ontario moved to Step 3  of the the Roadmap to Reopen. We must all continue to follow the public health measures, advice and restrictions. Outdoor gatherings are limited to 100 people in Step 3, and distancing must be maintained. For more information, visit our COVID-19 page.


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.