This Version Posted: July 16, 2020
Health is in your hands when it comes to COVID-19.
COVID-19 is mainly spread through close contact between people. You can get sick from coughs or sneezes from someone else, or by touching something with the virus on it. People of all ages can get sick with COVID-19, although older adults and individuals with compromised immune systems or underlying medical conditions can suffer more severe effects from the coronavirus.
Reducing the spread of illness is good for your health – and for everyone’s benefit. The great thing is that you can do this in many different ways, whether it’s handwashing, self-isolating, practising physical distancing, or arming yourself with the facts about coronavirus.
Learn about additional ways and resources on this page to stay safe and prevent the spread of COVID-19. Your health matters, now more than ever!
- COVID-19 Online Self Assessment
- How to Self Isolate
- Ontario Government – COVID-19 Information
- Government of Canada – COVID-19 Information
Frequently Asked Questions
- Where does COVID-19 come from?
- How does COVID-19 spread?
- What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
- What should I do if I get sick, or think I have symptoms of COVID-19, or been in contact with someone who does?A
- Additional FAQs
It is essential to clean and disinfect common surfaces to reduce the spread of illnesses like COVID-19. Here's what to do:
What you should know
- Commonly used cleaners and disinfectants are effective against COVID-19.
- Frequently touched surfaces are most likely ...
Below are locations of the specific COVID-19 Assessment Centres in Northumberland County, Haliburton County and the City of Kawartha Lakes.
Face masks have become the new normal during the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s important to know when and how to wear a mask properly.
Please Note: The Health Unit is directing that non-medical masks or face coverings must be used within indoor public spaces in City of Kawartha ...
Health is in our hands! Let's prevent the spread of COVID-19 by using simple, but effective steps to protect our health:
Cover Your Cough
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Put your used tissue in the ...
You MUST self-isolate in certain cases to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This protects you and others from illness, especially those more at risk from COVID-19 such as seniors and people with chronic medical conditions.
Please Note: On April 14, 2020, the local Medical Officer of Health ...
Testing for COVID-19 is a critical step in stopping the spread of illness.
Where and When to Get Tested
To prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit is updating its original instruction from July 13 on the use of non-medical masks or face coverings in indoor public spaces in the area. These updated instructions take effect at 12:01 am on July 17, ...
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You can find and follow updates on COVID-19 in your local community via the following HKPR resources:
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If you have questions about COVID-19, you can contact the Health Unit at 1-866-888-4577 x5020 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org