Posted on Friday, April 17, 2020 02:33 PM
To help provide relief for pressing challenges faced by many during the COVID-19 pandemic, the province has announced a new $200 million Social Services Relief Fund. The City of Kawartha Lakes will receive $1.8 million to support the provision of emergency housing and shelter services and food security in Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton County.
Posted on Friday, April 03, 2020 06:32 AM
An Ontario-wide Restricted Fire Zone (RFZ) has been implemented by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) as of 12:01 a.m. on April 3, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.To maintain response capability and personnel safety
This proactive action by the MNRF is to reduce the number of preventable human-caused wildfires to ensure that emergency response capacity is maintained. Minimizing wildfires will ensure the province is able to address any emergency fire situations as well as will...
Posted on Wednesday, April 01, 2020 04:45 PM
There are a number of free wireless internet hotspots throughout the County of Haliburton. Please feel free to connect to the internet with your mobile device(s) from the parking lot at each location, as long as you practice safe physical distancing.
Please visit our Internet page for a list of wi-fi hotpsots by Municipality. A PDF version can be downloaded below.
Posted on Monday, March 30, 2020 01:04 PM
Local health service providers (Haliburton Highlands Family Health Team, Haliburton County, and Haliburton Highlands Health Services) have collaborated in the creation of a local COVID-19 Community Assessment Centre.If you think you have COVID-19 symptoms:
- Complete the COVID-19 Self-Assessment at Ontario.ca/coronavirus
- If indicated by the self-assessment results, contact the Haliburton County COVID-19 Community Assessment Centre...
Posted on Sunday, March 29, 2020 10:25 AM
As a County, we realize the importance of our seasonal residents and visitors to our economy. We face some harsh realities recognizing that we have limited capacity to manage a health emergency. A substantial influx of visitors will further challenge our ability to source adequate beds, medical supplies, equipment and personal protective equipment to manage this pandemic.
Our local physicians put forth this communication: