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This Version Posted: August 6, 2020

Caring for yourself and others is even more important during the current COVID-19 situation. But how exactly do you do that? Read on to get answers, information and links to resources that can help you along the way:  

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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.

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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 place. Please read on for further details.

HKPR District Health Unit
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
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.

Monitor for symptoms ...

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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 ...

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 ...

Public Notice
made pursuant to Section 22 (5.0.1) of the Health Protection and Promotion Act

Date: April 14, 2020

TO: All persons residing in or present in Haliburton County, City of Kawartha Lakes and Northumberland County who:

(a) are identified as a person diagnosed ...

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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 ...


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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Travelling Abroad

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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 a playlist of specific COVID-19 video resources.


Follow us for COVID-19 Updates

You can find and follow updates on COVID-19 in your local community via the following HKPR resources:

If you have questions about COVID-19, you can contact the Health Unit at 1-866-888-4577 x5020 or email at