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COVID 19 Resource Page

COVID-19 Vaccines

Individuals born on or before December 31, 2009 looking for their first or second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine can visit the walk-in clinic at the Prince Edward Community Centre (375  Picton Main Street) without an appointment.

Individuals who are eligible for a third (booster) shot of the COVID-19 vaccine can walk in and receive it at the Picton clinic. Click here to learn more about eligibility

The dates and hours for this clinic are:

Thursday, November 25 – 10 am to 4 pm

Monday, November 29 – 1-7 pm

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 by visiting the Hastings Prince Edward Public Health website.

Children and youth clinics Dec. 4 and Dec. 11

Beginning November 23 at 8 a.m. children aged five to 11 (born in 2016 and earlier) are eligible to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment.

Clinics for children and youth will be held on Saturday, December 4 and Saturday, December 11 from 9 am – 5 pm at the Prince Edward Community Centre (375 Picton Main Street).

To book an appointment, visit the Government of Ontario portal or call calling the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1.833.943.3900 (TTY for people who are deaf, hearing-impaired, or speech-impaired: 1.866.797.0007).

Public Health Measures

Mandatory Vaccine Requirements

New provincial regulations will require people 12 years of age or older to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of their vaccination status to access the municipality’s meeting spaces, town halls, and recreation facilities beginning September 22, 2021.

People will be required to show:

  • An electronic or paper copy of their COVID-19 vaccination receipt indicating they are fully vaccinated
  • Matching government-issued identification with name and date of birth, such as a driver’s licence, birth certificate, citizenship card, Indian status card/Indigenous membership card, passport, permanent resident card or health card.

Children under 12 years of age are exempt under the provincial regulations.

Learn more about how the regulations apply for different municipal buildings and spaces

Provincial Reopening

The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, has released A Plan to Safely Reopen Ontario and Manage COVID-19 for the Long-Term.

Beginning October 25, 2021 at 12:01 am, capacity limits were lifted in the vast majority of settings where proof of vaccination is required, such as:

  • Restaurants, bars, and other food or drink establishments
  • Indoor areas of sports and recreational facilities such as gyms and where personal physical fitness trainers provide instruction
  • Casinos, bingo halls, and other gaming establishments
  • Indoor meeting and event spaces

Limits were lifted in certain outdoor settings.

The government is also allowing other settings to lift capacity limits and physical distancing requirements if they choose to require proof of vaccination, including:

  • Personal care services (such as barber shops, salons, body art)
  • Indoor areas of museums, galleries, aquariums, zoos, science centres, landmarks, historic sites, botanical gardens and similar attractions
  • Indoor areas of amusement parks
  • Indoor areas of fairs, rural exhibitions, festivals
    indoor tour and guide services
    boat tours
  • Indoor areas of marinas and boating clubs
  • Indoor clubhouses at outdoor recreational amenities
  • Open house events provided by real estate agencies
  • Indoor areas of photography studios and services

Locations where a wedding, funeral or religious service, rite or ceremony takes place may also implement proof of vaccination requirements for services, rites, or ceremonies at the location.

This will not apply to settings where people receive medical care, food from grocery stores and medical supplies.

Ontario will also allow for greater capacity at organized public events such as Remembrance Day ceremonies and Santa Claus parades with more details coming in the near future.

Visit the Government of Ontario website for more information.

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, 1-4 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 or go online to arrange testing at the Belleville and Trenton assessment centres.

Protection

The best way to protect yourself from COVID-19:

  • Get vaccinated
  • Stay home when you are sick or exposed
  • Practice physical distancing and avoid crowded spaces
  • Spend time outdoors or in well-ventilated indoor spaces
  • Wear a well-fitted mask in public
  • Practice respiratory etiquette and keep things clean. Wash your hands frequently, cover your coughs and sneezes, and clean high-touch surfaces frequently

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 8:30 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 – 5 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 is allowing town hall bookings. Capacity restrictions have been lifted for meeting and event spaces where proof of full vaccination is required. 

As per municipal by-law 115-2020, masks or face coverings must continue to be worn by all who are in the spaces, as town halls are deemed to be public spaces under the bylaw.

The walking track at the Wellington and District Community Centre is open. 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