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Media Release: HPEPH holding testing clinic for Central Hastings residents

Hastings and Prince Edward Counties/Nov. 10, 2021

Hastings Prince Edward Public Health, together with Quinte Health Care and Hastings Quinte Paramedic Services, is holding a COVID-19 testing clinic for residents of Central Hastings in response to an increase in the number of cases in the region.

Individuals who have been identified by HPEPH as high-risk contacts of a case of COVID-19, are concerned they may have been exposed, or are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, are encouraged to seek testing at the upcoming drive-through clinic:

November 11
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Madoc Township Office
15651 Highway 62, Eldorado


No pre-registration is required to attend this clinic. If you have been contacted by HPEPH as a high-risk contact, please inform the person testing you and provide the reference number you were given by HPEPH.

If you have been identified as a high-risk contact of a case of COVID-19 and are:

  • Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, you must isolate for 10 days from your last exposure and get tested.
  • Fully vaccinated, you are not required to isolate if you DO NOT have symptoms. HOWEVER, it is highly recommended that you get tested and continue to monitor for symptoms of COVID-19. If you develop symptoms you will need to isolate and seek testing.

If anyone within the household of a high-risk contact develops symptoms, they must self-isolate from all other household members immediately and get tested. All unvaccinated or partially vaccinated household members must isolate until the symptomatic person receives a negative test result.

For more information about testing, please visit https://hpepublichealth.ca/getting-tested-for-covid-19/

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Media Contacts:

Maureen Hyland, communications Specialist
mhyland@hpeph.ca

Emily Tubbs, Communications Specialist
etubbs@hpeph.ca

About Hastings Prince Edward Public Health

Hastings Prince Edward Public Health (HPEPH) is a public health agency that serves the counties of Hastings and Prince Edward from four local offices. We monitor the health of our local population, deliver programs and services within our communities, and help develop healthy public policies. We provide information and support in many areas to help improve the health and well-being of our residents. Together with our communities, we help people become as healthy as they can be. For more information, please visit hpePublicHealth.ca. You can also find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram.

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Scheduled Maintenance

From November 25 to 27 the HPEPH website will be undergoing regular maintenance. Web pages may be unavailable during this time. Phone lines may also be impacted. We apologize for any inconvenience. The website and phone lines will be running normally on November 28.

COVID-19 VACCINES IN HPEPH

All individuals ≥ 5 yrs of age are eligible to receive a fall COVID-19 bivalent booster dose 6 mo after previous COVID-19 vaccine regardless of the number of booster doses previously received.

Appointments can be booked through the provincial vaccine booking site, or by calling 1-833-943-3900 from 8 am to 8 pm, 7 days a week.  

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

For the most up to date information on current provincial guidelines and advice in case of exposure, visit Ontario.ca/page/public-health-measures-and-advice.

The Ministry of Health has launched a new toll-free line as an additional resource to help answer questions from the public regarding evolving COVID-19 testing and isolation guidance. The line can be reached at 1-888-777-0730, and is available from 8 am to 6 pm, 7 days a week.