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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

Effective April 8, 2021 at 12:01 a.m., the government has issued a province-wide Stay-at-Home order requiring everyone to remain at home except for essential purposes, such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing health care services (including getting vaccinated), for outdoor exercise, or for work that cannot be done remotely. For more information about provincial restrictions, please visit covid-19.ontario.ca/zones-and-restrictions. Enhanced provincial restrictions were put in place on April 17, 2021.

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.

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

COVID-19 vacine
For all your questions related to COVID-19 Vaccines.
I tested positive. What is next?
Information for people who test positive

Prevent the spread in workplaces
Understand COVID-19 outbreaks
Gathering limits and travel restrictions
Prevent the spread of COVID-19

Learn the latest public health measures
Submit a complaint about non-complianceCOVID-19 TestingLocate a assessment centre or test result
Questions about Mandatory face coverings / masksRequirements for self-isolationFinancial support during the pandemic
COVID-19 dashboard
Learn about local cases in our region
Meal Programs and Food Banks During COVID-19
Meal Programs and Food Banks During COVID-19
Contact Public Health
Still have questions? Submit your question online
Class Orders
List of all Class Orders/Sec 22 Orders

Mental health during the pandemic

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

Signs and Posters

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COVID-19 VACCINES IN HPEPH

HPEPH is currently offering vaccine to eligible groups. In order to keep our phone lines free for those who are currently eligible, please do NOT contact us to inquire about vaccinations unless you have been invited to participate.

Groups Currently Eligible

For booking information for eligible individuals, please visit  hpePublicHealth.ca/covid-19-vaccines/

STANDBY CLIENTS:

To pre-register for your 2nd dose appointment please complete the
Extended-Interval (16 Week) Second Dose Pre-Registration Form.

You will need to provide your health card number.

CURRENT RESTRICTIONS IN HPEPH

A province-wide Stay-at-Home order is in effect, and requires everyone to remain at home except for essential purposes, such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing health care services (including getting vaccinated), for outdoor exercise, or for work that cannot be done remotely. Please avoid close contact with anyone outside your household. For more information, visit our COVID-19 page.

POTENTIAL EXPOSURE TO COVID-19?

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.