Physical Distancing at Work

Keep your distance at work to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Here’s what to do to practise physical distancing at work: Staff and customers MUST maintain a distance of two metres (six feet) wherever possible.  Offer alternatives to customers such as delivery or pick up services. Consider partnering with a non-profit group to provide delivery options for vulnerable clients/customers who may have a […]

Physical Distancing

IMPORTANT NOTE: As of Jan. 12, 2021, the Province has announced a second State of Emergency in Ontario due to rising cases of COVID-19. The Ontario government’s order means people must stay at home except for getting essentials and follow these restrictions and public health measures. Practise physical distancing as much as possible anytime you’re outdoors or in the […]

Provincial COVID-19 State of Emergency

Current Situation On Jan. 12, 2021, the provincial government announced a second State of Emergency is in effect in Ontario due to rising cases of COVID-19. The Ontario government’s order means people must stay at home except for getting essentials. Click here for full details on current restrictions and public health measures under the State of Emergency that […]

COVID-19 Vaccines

Vaccines are safe and proven effective to protect against diseases – and now they are available in the fight against COVID-19. Please read further for more information about COVID-19 vaccine approval and availability. VIDEO: Watch Acting local Medical Officer of Health Dr. Ian Gemmill explain how the COVID-19 vaccine will be rolled out n 2021, […]

Winter Activities and COVID-19

IMPORTANT NOTE: As of Jan. 12, 2021, the Province has announced a second State of Emergency in Ontario due to rising cases of COVID-19. The Ontario government’s order means people must stay at home except for getting essentials and follow these restrictions and public health measures. Exercise is one of the reasons people can go out. If you are […]

Province Moves Local Health Unit Region into ‘Yellow-Protect’ Level

Province Moves Local Health Unit Region into ‘Yellow-Protect’ Level New COVID-19 restrictions are coming into effect in Haliburton County, Northumberland County and the City of Kawartha Lakes, as the region shifts from ‘green’ to ‘yellow.’ As of 12:01 am on Monday, December 7, 2020, the province is moving the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health […]

Current Colour Code for Local COVID-19 Restrictions – On Pause as of Dec. 26

NEW – Provincial Shutdown to Start Dec. 26 As of 12:01 am on Saturday, Dec. 26, a province-wide lockdown will come into effect for all of Ontario to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The affected area includes the entire HKPR District Health Unit region (which includes Northumberland County, Haliburton County and the City of Kawartha […]

Customers Should Self-Monitor for COVID-19 After Outbreak Declared at Tim Hortons in Colborne

Customers Should Monitor for Symptoms after COVID-19 Outbreak Declared at Colborne Tim Hortons Restaurant Although the risk to patrons remains low, customers of a Colborne Tim Hortons are encouraged to self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms after the local health unit yesterday declared an outbreak at the restaurant. The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit declared the […]

Survey Asks How COVID-19 is Affecting You

HAVE YOUR SAY – Health Unit Survey Asks How COVID-19 is Affecting You – Is COVID-19 affecting you? How is it impacting you and your family’s physical, emotional, and mental well-being? Do you practise physical distancing and wear a mask? Do you agree with these preventive measures? The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit […]

COVID-19 Q&A

COVID-19 (or the novel coronavirus) is a new, but serious illness. Read these FAQs for additional information on how to stay safe. If you still have questions, call the Health Unit at 1-866-888-4577, ext. 5020, or email info@hkpr.on.ca. IMPORTANT NOTE: As of Jan. 12, 2021, the Province has announced a second State of Emergency in Ontario […]