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Hastings Prince Edward Public Health
Online Bulletin for Municipal Partners

November 3, 2020 - UPDATED

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  • Hastings and Prince Edward Counties have 81 cumulative lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19. There were no new cases reported today for a total of 6 active cases, with 70 having recovered and 5 deceased. More than 46,700 tests have been completed to date.
    • There are no local long-term care facilities experiencing COVID-19 outbreak; additional outbreak details can be found online.
    • More information is available on our website
  • In Canada, there are 240,263 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 30,003 active cases. To date, there have been 10,208 COVID-19 related deaths and more than 9,597,564 individuals tested.

Summary of cases of COVID-19: Ontario, Jan. 15, 2020 to Nov. 2, 2020




Number of Cases



Change from previous day’s report (new cases)


1.4 increase




Change from previous day’s report

837 1.3 increase

Total number of deaths



Total tests completed



Total test completed in the previous day



Currently under investigation



Summary of Cases in Ontario Schools - Updated Nov 2, 2020.



Number of New Cases

Cumulative Cases

School-related cases 



School-related student cases



School-related staff cases



Individual(s) not identified (other staff)



Current number of schools with a reported case



Current number of schools closed





  • Today, HPEPH issued a media release to encourage individuals having unprotected sex to seek testing for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and to raise awareness of higher than usual levels of STIs in the region.
  • HPEPH is working with local schools to encourage ongoing awareness of the importance of physical distancing for students, staff and caregivers.
  • All close (high risk) contacts of positive cases will be contacted directly by public health. Other (low risk) contacts are advised to self-monitor for 14 days and seek testing if they develop symptoms.


  • Remembrance Day Commemorations will be held in alternate ways or through smaller services due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. The Royal Canadian Legion will offer a Facebook Live presentation of the National Remembrance Day ceremony.
  • Hastings County has set aside funding to support the establishment of warming centres in Bancroft and Belleville.
  • The Trent Port Marina has been recognized by Blue Flag Canada for excellent management, despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • In the House of Commons, MP Neil Ellis recognized and thanked the residents of the Bay of Quinte, essential and frontline workers for doing their part of keep our community safe.


  • Today, the Province released a COVID-19 Response Framework to help keep the province safe and open. The complete framework is available online and includes:
    • Preventative measures to help avoid broad closures and flexibility to allow safety measures to be added or removed incrementally
    • Categories for public health unit regions (Green/Prevent, Yellow/Protect, Orange/Restrict, Red/Control and Lockdown. Each level outlines the type of health and safety measures for businesses and organizations, with specific requirements for sectors, institutions, and other settings.
    • Classifications for the abovementioned framework will be finalized on Friday November 6 and come into effect on Saturday November 7, 2020.
  • The Ontario government is making $300 million available to businesses required to close or significantly restrict services in areas subject to modified Stage 2 public health restrictions.
  • Premier Doug Ford will be meeting next week with provincial health officials to review a tiered plan to ease modified Phase 2 restrictions in a way that safely allows businesses in affected regions to start opening back up after the 28-day period is over.
  • The province has released a report providing an overview of the 47 emergency orders that were put in place in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Premier Ford announced the government is increasing the hours of direct care for each long-term care resident to an average of four hours per day.
  • The province is investing up to $5M to launch the Community Paramedicine for Long-Term Care program in five communities across the province.
  • The Ontario government is providing up to $1.05B in combined federal-provincial funding through the new COVID-19 Resilience infrastructure stream to build or renovate health and safety related projects in long-term care, education and municipalities. Categories for eligible projects include: Community, recreation, health and education renovations, COVID-19 response infrastructure, active transportation; and disaster mitigation, adaptation, or remediation.


  • The Mandatory Isolation Support for Temporary Foreign Workers Program will be extended until November 30, 2020. Under the Program, the federal government will provide a maximum support of $1,500 for each temporary foreign worker, to employers who are required to isolate workers under the Quarantine Act.
  • Canada’s Chief Medical Officers of Health and the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada have issued a statement to remind Canadians that core preventative health measures to protect ourselves against COVID-19 are the same across the country. While some measures will differ across the country, It is important for all Canadians, organizations and communities to continue to follow the advice of local public health while keeping up personal public health practices.
  • Canada's Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Theresa Tam, shared the latest modelling data on the pandemic.
    • Daily case counts of COVID-19 continue to increase across the country
    • Cases in Ontario and Quebec continue to significantly impact the national curve accounting for over 75% of all cases reported since the beginning of the pandemic
    • Incidence of COVID-19 is increasing across all age groups but remains highest among those under 40 years of age
    • Health inequities are shaping the distribution of the pandemic in Canada
    • More outbreaks are occurring, but they are smaller in size
    • Long-range forecasts indicate that a stronger response is needed now to slow the spread of COVID-19
  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced over $200M in new funding to provide support to Indigenous peoples and communities. The funding is intended to support safe reopening of childcare facilities, establishment of reserve community infrastructure, and immediate support to indigenous post-secondary institutions.
  • Dr. Tam has released the 2020 Report from the Chief Public Health Officer, which calls for a structural change to address the impact of inequity for pandemic preparedness, response and recovery.

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