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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

Ontario is currently in Step 3 of the Roadmap to Reopen.

Step Three of the Roadmap to Reopen includes but is not limited to:

  • Outdoor social gatherings and organized public events for up to 100 people
  • Indoor social gatherings and organized public events for up to 25 people
  • Indoor dining with no limits to the number of patrons per table
  • Retail with capacity limited to ensure physical distancing
  • Indoor religious services, rites or ceremony gatherings with physical distancing
  • Indoor sports and recreational fitness facilities with capacity limits
  • Personal care services with capacity limited to ensure physical distancing
  • Museums, casinos and bingo halls with capacity limits
  • Cinemas, concert, theatres, and other performing arts venues with capacity limits

Please view the regulation for full details.

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
Stand-by List - COVID-19 vaccine
Safe Traveling During the Pandemic
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 pandemicContact 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

Signs and Posters

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Individuals turning 12 and over in 2021 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 turning 12 and over in 2021 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 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.