COVID-19 Updates

Transition back to COVID-19 Response Framework

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On Tuesday, February 16, 2021, the Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit - including Northumberland County - transitioned to the 'Orange-Restrict' Zone of the Province's revised and strengthened COVID-19 Response Framework. For more information about the current colour code for our region, please visit the HKPR District Health Unit website.

COVID-19 Vaccination and Case Counts

A limited supply of COVID-19 vaccines is currently available in Ontario and is being provided to high-risk groups first. Priority is also being given to parts of Ontario with the highest COVID-19 infection rates. Roll-out of an initial supply of vaccines to priority long-term care homes in the HKPR District Health Unit communities began the week of January 25, 2021, towards this provincial goal.  

As the supply of COVID-19 vaccine increases throughout 2021, the Ontario government will make the vaccine more widely available. The HKPRDHU is working closely with the Province and local health care partners to ensure safe rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine in this region.

For updates about the local roll-out of vaccines (as information becomes available), along with the status of COVID-19 cases in Northumberland and other helpful resources, please visit the HKPR District Health Unit website. For provincial information about COVID-19, including a list of COVID-19 symptoms and the status of cases in the province, please visit Ontario’s dedicated COVID-19 website

What steps is Northumberland County taking?

The health and wellbeing of residents and staff continues to be Northumberland County’s highest priority. Based on current sufficient capacity to meet community needs and maintain critical systems, Northumberland County is not declaring a State of Emergency in Northumberland at this time. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, Northumberland County is collaborating and sharing information and resources with community partners and implementing appropriate response measures across our operations.

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