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This Version Posted: May 21, 2020

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Your Health
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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 ...
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Download the COVID Alert Tracing App

Below are locations of the specific COVID-19 Assessment Centres in Northumberland County, Haliburton County and the City of Kawartha Lakes.

Hand Hygiene

Washing your hands is on of the best ways to keep yourself safe from the novel coronavirus. Click here to download a printable poster.

Step 1

Wet hands with warm running water.

Step 2
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How to Self-Monitor

It's important to take steps to slow the spread of COVID-19. That's why it's essential to watch for symptoms.

Here's how to self-monitor if you are asked by your health care provider or public health unit to watch for symptoms of COVID-19.

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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 ...
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COVID-19 can feel overwhelming. While it's important to reduce the risk of the virus, you also need to look after your mental health at this time. Here’s what to do: 

Physical Distancing

Fact Sheet: Physical Distancing – Public Health Ontario

Practise physical distancing as much as possible anytime you're outdoors or in the community. This is important to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

NOTE: Ontario is now encouraging people to create a social circle during COVID-19 ...
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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 ...
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Self-Isolation

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 ...
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Testing for COVID-19 is a critical step in stopping the spread of illness.

Where and When to Get Tested
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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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Your Home
Image of different home cleaning products sitting on the floor in a row

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 ...
    Read More
Garage sale sign on the front yard of a suburban house with a woman looking at items on a table.

Under Ontario's Stage 3 reopening plan, garage sales can be organized. But the Health Unit strongly encourages organizers and attendees to take precautions during COVID-19.

Garage/Yard Sales
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Your Work
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Watch these videos for tips on how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in your workplace.


From the HKPR Youtube Channel

Visit us on Youtube for more videos, or click here for general COVID-19 prevention videos.


https://www.youtube.com/embed?listType=playlist&list=PLI8pY9jU_hwt0WaXB02KIcZxCvFiH22zx&v=F_bf4Jv-lFs&layout=gallery ...
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The local Health Unit works closely with area farmers to ensure temporary (or migrant) workers can work safely during COVID-19.

Section 22 Order For Agriculture Farms Employing Migrant Workers

The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit has issued a Section 22 Class ...
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With many workplaces reopening, it's essential to keep your space from others to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Here's what to do to follow physical distancing rules at work:


  • Staff and customers MUST maintain a distance of two meters (six feet) wherever possible. 
  • Offer alternatives to customers such as ...
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Handmade patterned and cat patterned fabric face masks for virus contagion protection - stock photo

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 ...
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Hand Hygiene/Respiratory Etiquette at Work

Protecting yourself, your staff and customers is important to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Here's what to do:


  • Provide hand sanitizer and tissues at all entrances and work stations 
  • Encourage employees to wash their hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and water. If soap and water aren't available, use ...
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Employee Health and Safety During COVID-19

As more businesses and services reopen, know your rights as an employee when it comes to health and safety during COVID-19.

Resources/Legislation

All levels of governments are taking steps to support/protect people affected by coronavirus. The following resources can help you understand your rights. (Information is ...
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Cleaning and disinfecting public spaces is essential to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect people in the community.

The following information provides guidance on cleaning and disinfection of public spaces and workplaces in Ontario.

What you should know

Your Community
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Heading to the beach this summer? It’s great for your well-being to be active and outdoors, while enjoying the water, ...
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Cleaning and disinfecting public spaces is essential to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect people in the community. The ...
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Growing vegetables in allotments, community gardens
Community gardens are allowed to open during COVID-19. The Health Unit is offering recommendations to community gardens that operate in ...
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As limits on the size of gatherings increase, it's extra important to prevent COVID-19 when in close contact with other ...
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Download the COVID Alert Tracing App Below are locations of the specific COVID-19 Assessment Centres in Northumberland County, Haliburton County ...
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Emergency Orders, Directives and Closures
To contain the spread of COVID-19, the following declarations, orders and closures from different levels of government are now in ...
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On this page:For Farmers/VendorsCriteria for E-Commerce/E-Market Proposals For Shoppers/Customers For Farmers/Vendors During COVID-19, farmers who sell locally-grown and sourced foods ...
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Garage sale sign on the front yard of a suburban house with a woman looking at items on a table.
Under Ontario's Stage 3 reopening plan, garage sales can be organized. But the Health Unit strongly encourages organizers and attendees ...
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Getting outside to enjoy the nicer weather is even more important during COVID-19. But wherever you go, it’s important to ...
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Faith groups and places of worship in Ontario are now allowed to reopen under these restrictions: Physical distancing rules must ...
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Download and print resources below: Protect Yourself and OthersPoster Wear a Mask or Face CoveringPoster Wear a Mask with ExemptionsPoster ...
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Public Notice
CLASS ORDERmade pursuant to Section 22 (5.0.1) of the Health Protection and Promotion Act Date: April 14, 2020 TO: All ...
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The local Health Unit works closely with area farmers to ensure temporary (or migrant) workers can work safely during COVID-19 ...
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Testing for COVID-19 is a critical step in stopping the spread of illness. Where and When to Get Tested Get tested ...
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On this page:Travelling AbroadTravelling in CanadaTravelling Between ProvincesFederal Rules Travelling Abroad If you have travelled abroad, you MUST immediately self-isolate/quarantine ...
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