Health unit offices open again
By Jenn Watt
On Monday, July 6, offices of the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit reopened to the public following precautionary pandemic-related closures.
New measures have been introduced to protect the health of workers and members of the public including screening visitors, limiting the number of people in the offices, physical distancing, masks, Plexiglas partitions at reception, and increased cleaning practices.
Well water drop-off and pickup will continue to be offered through an outside distribution area and staff will not check paperwork for samples.
Additionally, the health unit asks that those picking up harm reduction supplies book an appointment.
“Like other businesses, we are open, but it’s not business as usual,” said medical officer of health Dr. Lynn Noseworthy. “For everyone’s health and safety, we are continuing to monitor our practices and work to limit the physical contact between residents and our staff.”
Offices in Haliburton, Lindsay and Port Hope are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.