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NOTICE: Public Health Beach Posting

Hastings and Prince Edward Counties/June 25, 2022 – Hastings Prince Edward Public Health (HPEPH) monitors bathing beach water quality at designated public beaches within our jurisdiction. Bathing beach water quality is monitored by the collection and analyses of water samples. Samples are analyzed at a public health laboratory for the presence of E.coli bacteria. When E. coli bacteria levels exceed the provincial standard, the bathing beach is considered unsafe for swimming, a warning is issued by HPEPH.

The following beaches in our area are presently posted as unsafe for swimming:

  • Centennial Park, Deseronto

Additional information, including a list of all beaches currently safe for swimming, is available on the Public Beach Reports section at hpePublicHealth.ca. Updated beach reports will be posted on the Friday of each week throughout beach monitoring season. For information on the status of Provincial Park beaches in Hastings and Prince Edward County, visit http://www.ontarioparks.com/alerts.

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Media Contact:

Emily Tubbs, Communications Specialist

etubbs@hpeph.ca

Maureen Hyland, Communications Specialist

mhyland@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.

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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.