Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Last updated: March 27, 2020

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News Releases from the County of Haliburton:

Haliburton County COVID-19 Assessment Centre Opening March 31, 2020

Letter to the Seasonal Residents of Haliburton County from the Haliburton Highlands Family Health Team

Health & Safety for All in the County of Haliburton

Rail Trail Closure

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Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit

Haliburton Highlands Health Services

Public Health Ontario

News and Information from the Province of Ontario

Ontario Enabling Financial Relief for Businesses

Ontario Together: Can your business help supply emergency products and innovative solutions in response to COVID-19?

The County of Haliburton is closely monitoring the situation of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). There is no active cases of the virus in Haliburton County.

If you think you have symptoms related to COVID-19 or have been in close contact with someone that has tested positive, we encourage you to use this Self Assessment Tool.

Effective Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 12:30 pm (ET), the County of Haliburton has declared a state of Local Emergency in accordance with the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, R.S.O. 1990, c E.9 s.4 (1) due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The County is following the Province of Ontario’s recommendation with respect to facility closures. Essential services including paramedic services and road operations will continue to operate as usual to support our community.

The County’s administration office is CLOSED for public entry, a measure taken in response to the recommendation for social distancing, for the protection of both the public and staff. County staff is available by phone during regular business hours at 705-286-1333 (local) or 1-844-366-4795 (toll free).

The County will continue to provide updates to the public and is in regular communication with local municipalities, Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit (HKPR), Public Health Ontario and local health care providers. 

Kawartha Lakes Human Services offices are closed to the public until further notice. This includes the office at 68 Lindsay St. N. in Lindsay and at 49 Maple Ave. in Haliburton.

Services for the public are still being delivered and are available to all program recipients and tenants. New requests for service and general questions will still be received and addressed. Please see more detailed information below for programs.

Anyone wishing to contact Human Services can call the Lindsay office at 705-324-9870, or 1-877-324-9870, or the Haliburton office at 705-457-4571. Emails may also be submitted to Drop boxes are also available at both offices. For more information: