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Community Food Assessment

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In 2019, Hastings and Prince Edward Public Health (HPEPH) initiated a Community Food Assessment (CFA) that spanned both Hastings and Prince Edward Counties. The aim of the CFA was to better understand the challenges and opportunities for improving the accessibility, affordability, availability, and adequacy of nutritious foods in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties. Ultimately, HPEPH aims to gain a better understanding of how they can support key partners in their efforts to reduce food insecurity and improve the consumption of fresh and nutritious foods in the community, as well as to determine strategic actions that HPEPH can implement to achieve this.

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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.