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The Impact of Opioids and Other Drugs in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties

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Hastings Prince Edward Public Health (HPEPH) has been working with community partners to understand the local impact of opioids and other drugs. Together with service providers and people with lived experience, HPEPH has conducted a situational assessment through focus groups and interviews to understand current statistics, barriers, and opportunities to reduce harms and help people who use drugs access support services. The resulting report – The Impact of Opioids and Other Drugs in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties – identifies a number of recommendations which are intended to reduce harms and increase access to services for those who use drugs in our community.

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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.