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Schools move to online learning following spring break

Schools move to online learning following spring break

Elementary and secondary school learning will move to online-only following this week’s spring break, as COVID-19 cases continue to soar in the province. A return date for in-school learning has not been set. Making the announcement Monday afternoon, Premier Doug Ford said officials will keep an eye on data and trends before allowing a return […]

Software, study and license listings proposed to help drive STA compliance

Software, study and license listings proposed to help drive STA compliance

Council will review a report seeking funding for short-term accommodation compliance software, a study of the effects of STAs on the County’s housing supply, and an update on efforts to require STA booking platforms to list license numbers. “The procurement of STA compliance software has the potential to change bylaw enforcement, at least in terms […]

18 cases in Prince Edward County; HPE cases remain at 160

18 cases in Prince Edward County; HPE cases remain at 160

APRIL 13: Though there were 21 new COVID-19 cases recorded, recoveries keep the active case load at yesterday’s  tally of 160 in Hastings Prince Edward. Eight of the new cases are in Prince Edward County, eight in Belleville, two in Quinte West, two in North Hastings and one in Centre Hastings. There are now 18 […]

ATV driver airlifted to hospital

ATV driver airlifted to hospital

An individual was transported to hospital and later airlifted to another hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries, following an all-terrain vehicle accident on Royal Road. On Saturday, April 10, shortly after 7 p.m. members of the Prince Edward County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded alongside Prince Edward County Fire and Rescue […]

One person deceased following single vehicle incident on Loyalist Parkway

One person deceased following single vehicle incident on Loyalist Parkway

One person has died following an incident on Loyalist Parkway, just outside Picton. Friday, April 9 shortly after 1:30 p.m. Prince Edward OPP responded with Prince Edward County Fire and Rescue and Hastings Quinte Paramedic services to a single vehicle incident. An individual was transported to hospital, and was later pronounced deceased. The investigation is […]

Public Health confirms no additional risk from person at Loyalist COVID-19 clinic while contagious

Public Health confirms no additional risk from person at Loyalist COVID-19 clinic while contagious

A statement from the Ministry of Health states there is no additional risk to COVID-19 clinic attendees after an individual was at a local clinic during the period of being contagious. “Any other individuals who visited the clinic have no greater risk of exposure to COVID-19 than they would experience while conduction essential activities,” said […]

Local Public Health and school boards change COVID-19 notification process

Local Public Health and school boards change COVID-19 notification process

As schools prepare for their upcoming spring break and a stay-at-home order is in effect across the province, schools and child care remain open in public health regions where it is permitted, with strict safety measures in place. To date, Hastings Prince Edward Public Health (HPEPH) states it has not seen spread of COVID-19 within […]

Students, staff asked to take home personal belongings - in case of return to full remote learning

Students, staff asked to take home personal belongings – in case of return to full remote learning

Sean Monteith, Director of Education for the Hastings Prince Edward School Board, has advised students and families to take home their personal belongings when they leave Thursday for the long weekend. In a letter, he advised students, staff and families to take home personal effects including eyeglasses, shoes and materials required for teaching and learning […]

QHC hospitals restrict visiting due to COVID case increases

QHC hospitals restrict visiting due to COVID case increases

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Hastings Prince Edward and elsewhere Quinte Health Care (QHC) hospitals are moving back to Phase 3 (red) of its Care Partner and Visiting Policy. “The COVID-19 variants of concern are highly transmissible and pose a real threat to our vulnerable patients and staff,” said Dr. Colin MacPherson, Quinte […]

71 active COVID cases; numbers beyond 'green' prevent zone

71 active COVID cases; numbers beyond ‘green’ prevent zone

MARCH 31: A record 32 COVID-19 cases were recorded in Hastings Prince Edward March 31 bringing active cases to 71, the highest number since the pandemic began last year. The seven day case rate per 100,000 people is a 29.7 – which could see the area moving to the orange – restrict zone of the […]

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