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This Version Posted: June 8, 2021

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Have you tested positive for COVID-19 or been exposed to someone with the virus? Need information about how and where to get tested? Learn what your next steps should be.


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You Have COVID-19 or Have Been Exposed to a Case

In certain cases, you MUST isolate or quarantine to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This is a legal requirement imposed by the Health Unit under its Section 22 Order issued under the Health Protection and Promotion Act

In general, you must isolate if:

  • You are diagnosed with COVID-19.
  • You have the signs and symptoms of COVID-19, have been tested and are awaiting the results.
  • You believe you have COVID-19 symptoms (even mild ones).

You must quarantine if are identified as a high-risk close contact of someone who has COVID-19, is awaiting test results or is believed to have symptoms.

Public health staff will contact you by phone or email to give you further direction on what to do and how long to isolate or quarantine, depending on your situation.  (**NOTE: Due to workload issues, Public Health Ontario is assisting with follow-up with COVID-19 case and contacts in Northumberland County, Haliburton County and the City of Kawartha Lakes. You may be contacted by public health staff from this organization. Please follow their guidance to help stop the spread of COVID-19).

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COVID-19 Testing

Stop the spread. Get tested for COVID-19 as needed or directed.

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