This Version Posted: May 21, 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:
- COVID-19 Online Self Assessment
- How to Self Isolate
- COVID-19 – Guide for Caregivers
- COVID-19 – Cleaning and Disinfecting
- COVID-19 and Hand Hygiene
- COVID-19 and Respiratory Etiqutte
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is the risk of getting sick?
- What should I do if I get sick, or think I have symptoms of COVID-19 or been in contact with someone who does?
- How do I care for someone with COVID-19?
- How long does the COVID-19 virus live on surfaces?
- Additional FAQs
Check with your municipality for the latest updates including cancellations and impacts on programs and services:
- Town of Cobourg – COVID-19 Information Hotline: 289-677-0585
- Municipality of Port Hope
- Municipality of Brighton
- Hamilton Township
- Municipality of Trent Hills
- Alnwick Haldimand Township
- Township of Cramahe
- Alderville First Nation:
- Township of Algonquin Highlands
- Municipality of Dysart et al
- Municipality of Highlands East
- Township of Minden Hills
211 Community Support – Easily find/search government and community-based services during COVID-19. Call or text 2-1-1 day or night to find support for all of life’s challenges. Live Chat also available Monday to Friday from 7 am to 9 pm
Cleaning and disinfecting public settings 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 settings, including schools, transit, colleges/universities and other workplaces in Ontario and is based on a fact sheet ...
Help in the fight against COVID-19! The following hospitals and health care agencies are requesting donations of Personal Protective Equipment, including: N-95 masks, gloves, surgical masks, shields and gowns. If your business/organization has extra supplies, consider donating them at this time of need:
To contain the spread of COVID-19 and keep people home, the following declarations, orders and closures are currently in place from different level of governments:
Local Medical Officer of Health Directive ...
Many local grocery stores offer:
- Online or phone orders for contactless pick-up or delivery
- Special ...
Getting together with family, friends and other to celebrate holidays, birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions is common. Unfortunately, with COVID-19, it's not business as usual and large gatherings can do more harm than good.
Currently, everyone must follow Ontario’s order that forbids large gatherings of more ...
Local Recruitment Efforts
Haliburton Highland Health Services is appealing to the local community for any health care workers (retired, relocated, etc.) who have a skill set that can support the increasing need in the COVID-19 response. Nurses are in high demand, as is anyone with a background ...
If you own or manage a multi-unit building, it’s important to protect your tenants from COVID-19. Proper screening, cleaning, physical distancing and other measures are essential to reduce the spread of illness. Here’s what you need to do:
NEW – Fact Sheet: Physical Distancing – Public Health Ontario
You are strongly urged to practise physical distancing as much as possible anytime you're outdoors or in the community. This is essential to slow the spread of COVID-19. This means limiting the number of people with whom ...
Worried about your job, income or housing due to COVID-19? Do you own a business or employ staff in an operation affected by COVID-19?
All levels of governments are taking ...
Providing factual information about COVID-19 is important to fight fears about the virus19. Spreading lies and misinformation hurts people who read and believe it. Do your part by sharing factual, accurate COVID-19 information with family and friends.
Credible Sources of COVID-19 Information:
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org