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COVID 19 Resource Page

COVID-19 Vaccines

Individuals 12 years old and older looking for their first or second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine can to walk in to the Picton clinic (375 Picton Main Street) without an appointment.

Clinics at the Rotary Club of Picton Hall are scheduled for July 21, 22, 27, 29 and August 2. Walk ins are welcome between 9:30 am and 2:30 pm on all of these dates. In addition, a walk-in clinic is scheduled for July 28 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

Click here for information.

You can still book an appointment using the provincial booking system. To book, visit Ontario.ca/bookvaccine or call 1.833.943.3900.

If you are unable to book online for yourself, please ask a friend or family member to book on your behalf. You will require your health card number.

Learn more about additional supports that are available to help seniors book and get to a COVID-19 vaccine appointment.

Learn more about vaccine safety and availability on the Hastings Prince Edward Public Health website

Public Health Measures

Provincial Reopening

Step Three of the roadmap to reopening focuses on the resumption of additional indoor services with larger numbers of people and restrictions in place. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Outdoor social gatherings and organized public events with up to 100 people with limited exceptions
  • Indoor social gatherings and organized public events with up to 25 people
  • Indoor religious services, rites or ceremonies, including wedding services and funeral services permitted with physical distancing
  • Indoor dining permitted with no limits on the number of patrons per table with physical distancing and other restrictions still in effect
  • Indoor sports and recreational fitness facilities to open subject to a maximum 50 per cent capacity of the indoor space. Capacity for indoor spectators is 50 per cent of the usual seating capacity or 1,000 people, whichever is less. Capacity for outdoor spectators is 75 per cent of the usual seating capacity or 15,000 people, whichever is less
  • Indoor meeting and event spaces permitted to operate with physical distancing and other restrictions still in effect and capacity limited to not exceed 50 per cent capacity or 1,000 people, (whichever is less)
  • Essential and non-essential retail with capacity limited to the number of people that can maintain a physical distance of two metres
  • Personal care services, including services requiring the removal of a face covering, with capacity limited to the number of people that can maintain a physical distance of two metres
  • Museums, galleries, historic sites, aquariums, zoos, landmarks, botanical gardens, science centres, casinos/bingo halls, amusement parks, fairs and rural exhibitions, festivals, with capacity limited to not exceed 50 per cent capacity indoors and 75 per cent capacity outdoors
  • Concert venues, cinemas, and theatres permitted to operate at:
    • Up to 50 per cent capacity indoors or a maximum limit of 1,000 people for seated events (whichever is less)
    • Up to 75 per cent capacity outdoors or a maximum limit of 5,000 people for  unseated events (whichever is less); and up to 75 per cent capacity outdoors or a maximum of 15,000 people for events with fixed seating (whichever is less).
  • Real estate open houses with capacity limited to the number of people that can maintain a physical distance of two metres
  • Indoor food or drink establishments where dance facilities are provided, including nightclubs and restobars, permitted up to 25 per cent capacity or up to a maximum limit of 250 people (whichever is less).

Visit the Government of Ontario website for a high-level overview of what is allowed during each step of the provincial reopening roadmap.

Cases and Testing

Hastings Prince Edward Public Health (HPEPH) is the lead agency for information to Prince Edward County residents on novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Visit the HPEPH dashboard for information about the number of cases in the region. The dashboard provides the number of confirmed and probable cases. HPEPH makes every effort to update this list daily by 11 am.

The Prince Edward County COVID-19 Assessment Centre located at the Prince Edward Community Centre (375 Picton Main Street) operates Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm. Appointments are required to ensure physical distancing and patient safety. Appointments can be made by calling 613.813.6864.

On Saturday and Sunday, messages may be left to arrange an appointment the following week. Those requiring weekend testing may call 613.961.5544 to arrange testing at the Belleville and Trenton assessment centres.

Prevention

The best way to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses such as COVID-19 is to:

  • Stay home 
  • Practise physical distancing – stay 2 metres away from anyone who is not in your household
  • Wash your hands with soap and water thoroughly and often
  • Wear a mask while in indoor spaces 
If you have returned from travel anywhere outside of Canada, you must self-isolate for 14 days and immediately contact Hastings Prince Edward Public Health or your local health care provider if you develop symptoms of COVID-19.
 

Common symptoms include fever and respiratory symptoms such as cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia and acute respiratory distress.

As with other illnesses, you should connect with a health care provider if you experience: 

  • A high fever
  • Shortness of breath
  • Trouble breathing

If you experience symptoms of COVID-19, contact Hastings Prince Edward Public Health at 613.966.5500 or Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000.

Mandatory Face Covering or Mask

A face covering or mask must be worn in enclosed public spaces under County of Prince Edward By-Law 115-2020. The face covering should cover your nose, mouth and chin. A face shield may be permitted where a cloth face covering is not practical or possible.

Wearing a face covering is an additional measure we can take to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and keep each other safe. This means that, with some exceptions, all customers or visitors entering an enclosed public space are required to wear a mask or face covering while inside. A mask or face covering is required at an outdoor market or farm stand when physical distancing is not possible.

Learn how to wear a face covering or mask covering safely

County COVID Help Line

Residents can call 1.833.676.2148 from 8 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday to speak directly with County staff, who can connect them with:

  • Volunteer delivery of food and other essentials
  • Information on the County Food Depot’s food box program
  • Critical community services
  • Transportation options
  • Sources of accurate and reliable public health information about the COVID-19 virus 

Municipal Services

Building Department

The Edward Building has reopened to the public with front counter service. Hours of operation are 9 am – 3 pm, Monday – Friday. 

Clerk’s Office

The Clerk’s Office is offering services by appointment. The Clerk’s Office will resume offering indoor wedding services with physical distancing. Please call 613.476.2148 extension 1023 or 613.962.9108 extension 1023 or email clerks@pecounty.on.ca.

Town Halls and Indoor Recreation Facilities

The municipality will allow town hall bookings under Step 3. Capacity will be capped 50 per cent and physical distancing and other restrictions will still be in effect.

Indoor recreation facilities will reopen with capacity limits in place. The walking track at the Wellington and District Community Centre will reopen on Monday, July 19. Click here to learn more.

More Information and Resources

Hastings Prince Edward Public Health

Province of Ontario – Ministry of Health

Public Health Ontario

Government of Canada