February 8, 2021
Hastings Prince Edward Public Health Unit Is Returning To The COVID-19 Response Framework
The Municipal Office will be open to the public beginning Wednesday February 10, 2021 at 8:30 a.m. We encourage everyone to continue to do business by alternative means (payments online, contact us via phone or email) and visit the Municipal Office as least as possible.
More updates will be released as more information becomes available.
Based on the improving local trends of key indicators, including lower transmission of COVID-19, improving hospital capacity, and available public health capacity to conduct rapid case and contact management, the following three regions will be moving back to the Framework at the Green-Prevent level on Wednesday, February 10, 2021, at 12:01 a.m. and will no longer be subject to the Stay-at-Home order:
- Hastings Prince Edward Public Health;
- Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington Public Health; and
- Renfrew County and District Health Unit.
Due to the fact that public health trends are improving in some regions faster than others, the current Stay-at-Home order will be amended and individual orders making it applicable to each public health region will be made except for the three above. It is proposed that the Stay-at-Home order will continue to apply to 28 public health regions until Tuesday, February 16, 2021. For Toronto, Peel and York regions, it is proposed that the Stay-at-Home order will continue to apply until Monday, February 22, 2021. Final decisions will be subject to review of the trends in public health indicators at that time.
The Municipality will be returning to the Green – Prevent framework that was in place before the stay-at-home order was issued.