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COVID-19 Questions and Answers

Please review our website thoroughly before contacting Hastings Prince Edward Public Health (HPEPH). If you are a Health care provider/health worker, please visit our COVID-19 Health Care Resources page.

Current Precautions

HPEPH has issued a Letter of Instruction that requires all owners, operators, and individuals responsible for indoor facilities that host organized sports in Hastings and Prince Edward counties to confirm proof of COVID-19 vaccination for all coaches, officials and volunteers aged 12 and older associated with indoor organized sports beginning on October 5, 2021.

Ontario is currently in Step 3 of the Roadmap to Reopen. Please view the regulation for full details.

Currently, proof of vaccination is required in many public settings in Ontario.

On October 22, 2021, the Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, released A Plan to Safely Reopen Ontario and Manage COVID-19 for the Long-Term (PDF). As of November 10, the province has paused the lifting of capacity restrictions in remaining settings where proof of vaccination is required.

HPEPH will continue to update 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.

Click on the categories below to learn more about the COVID-19 response in Hastings & Prince Edward Counties.

COVID-19 vaccine
Vaccine Safety
Booking and Eligibility
Booking and Eligibility
COVID-19 dashboard
Learn about local cases in our region
Child receiving vaccine
COVID-19 Vaccination for Kids and Youth
I tested positive. What is next?
Information for people who test positive
Workplace resources
Prevent the spread in workplaces
Understanding OutbreaksUnderstand COVID-19 outbreaksGathering limits
Safe visiting and celebrations
Prevent the spreadPrevent the spread of COVID-19
Public Health Measures
Learn about public health measures
ComplaintSubmit a complaint about non-complianceCOVID-19 TestingLocate a assessment centre or test result
Masks questionsQuestions about Mandatory face coverings / masksSelf-isolation requirementsRequirements for self-isolationRestaurant Proof of VaccinationProof of Vaccination FAQ
Class Orders
List of all Class Orders/Sec 22 Orders
Meal Programs and Food Banks During COVID-19
Meal Programs and Food Banks During COVID-19
Mental Health
Mental health during the pandemic
Financial SupportFinancial support during the pandemic
Contact VaxFactsBook a one-on-one phone appointment to speak with a doctor.
Stand-by List - COVID-19 vaccine
Safe Traveling During the Pandemic
Contact Sick Kids
Speak with a paediatric Registered Nurse about COVID-19 vaccines.
Contact Public Health
Still have questions? Submit your question online

If you are not able to find answers to your questions on our website, or through the Ontario Ministry of Health’s, you may submit your COVID-19 related question through this web form.

COVID-19 Resources

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Children born in 2016 or earlier are now eligible for COVID-19 vaccination! To book an appointment, visit For additional information and resources, visit

Individuals turning 12 and over in 2021 who have not yet had a first or second dose, can attend HPEPH walk-in clinics.

Individuals who are eligible for a 3rd dose/booster must book an appointment to receive a vaccine at our clinics.

All eligible individuals can also receive their vaccination at participating local pharmacies. Please visit for location and registration information.


Download your proof of vaccination with QR code on the provincial booking site:


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 10 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.