This Version Posted: February 19, 2021
To contain the spread of COVID-19, the following declarations, orders and closures from different levels of government are now in place. Please read on for further details.
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HKPR District Health Unit
- December 12, 2020 – Updated Class Order Under Section 22 (5.01.1) of the Health Protection and Promotion Act relating to self-isolating during COVID-19
- January 29, 2021 – Updated Class Order Under Section 22 (5.01.1) of the Health Protection and Promotion Act relating to Migrant/Temporary Foreign Workers
- As of 12:01 am on February 16, the provincial government moved Haliburton County, Northumberland County and the City of Kawartha Lakes into the Orange COVID-19 colour category. This is part of Ontario’s COVID-19 Response Framework. The move to Orange level means more businesses and services can reopen/resume operations with COVID-19 restrictions in place. Click here to learn more about the shift to the Orange COVID-19 category.
- The Ontario government is also extending the orders currently in force under the Reopening Ontario Act until March 21.
- The Ontario government is now recommending that masks or face coverings be worn outside when 2-metres physical distancing is not possible.
- The Ontario Ministry of Education has announced in-person learning will resume at all elementary and secondary schools in Haliburton County, Northumberland County and the City of Kawartha Lakes. Teacher-led remote learning continues until then. With in-person learning resuming in local schools, new COVID-19 health and safety measures will also take effect. These measures include:
- Masks and face coverings must now be worn by Grades 1-3 students when physical distancing cannot be maintained. Requirements are also in place for mask use outdoors.
- Enhanced screening protocols
- Expanded targeted testing
- The Province has created a COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Taskforce to plan logistics for mass vaccination across Ontario when COVID-19 vaccines are available.
- The Ontario government is making it mandatory that all international travelers arriving at Pearson Airport in Toronto get tested for COVID-19. Ontario is also exploring additional testing measures at Pearson International Airport and land border crossings in the coming weeks.
- The Ontario government is mandating the use of face coverings in all public indoor settings across the province, such as businesses, facilities and workplaces, with limited exemptions, including corrections and developmental services. Masks must also now be worn throughout religious services at places of worship.
- On Feb. 12, the federal government provided more details on its sweeping new travel restrictions meant to prevent COVID-19 and new variants of it. The measures involve COVID-19 testing and quarantine requirements for anyone arriving in Canada by by land or air.