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2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

This article is updated as new information becomes available.

Canada's COVID-19 updates and resources

We recommend using the Government of Canada's COVID-19 website for getting current and accurate information on the pandemic. These have excellent information, downloads and resources related to self-monitoring, self-isolation, vulnerable populations and how citizens can reduce the spread of COVID-19.

COVID-19 Self-assessment

If you think you have coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has it, use this self-assessment tool to help determine how to seek further care.

Launch Self-assessment Tool

Book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment

Use Ontario's vaccine booking tool to check on eligibility and availability of a vaccine and book a vaccination appointment if one is available.

Visit Vaccine Booking Website

Latest Updates

Highlands East to mirror Ontario and remove mask requirements

Published March 10, 2022

Individuals may choose to continue wearing masks and we ask everyone to remain kind, considerate and respectful.

Province announces end to masking requirements

Published March 9, 2022

The mandatory masking requirement will be removed for most settings on March 21, 2022 with the exception of select settings such as public transit, health care settings, long-term care homes and congregate care settings.

Read the press release.

Highlands East offices reopen to the public on Tuesday, February 22

Published February 18, 2022

Appointments will no longer be needed for visits to the Building Department in Gooderham or the Municipal Office in Wilberforce. Residents and visitors are still welcome to make appointments to ensure timely service and allow for social distancing requirements.

Highlands East Media Releases

All media releases are emailed to stakeholders and added to the archive below when they are first published. The content is then made available in an enhanced and accessible format on our COVID-19 News and Notices page.

A list of all current media releases, downloadable in PDF format, can be found below:

For older media releases please contact us.

Haliburton County Updates

Please visit the County of Haliburton's COVID-19 Information page for county-specific news, notices and media releases.