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The EOHU holds regular PRESS BRIEFINGS related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Paul Roumeliotis, Medical Officer of Health, presents the latest information and takes media questions during this briefing. To forward questions and to receive the login information, we encourage media to contact the EOHU at media@eohu.ca.

Recent News :

2021-04-16

Ontario Strengthens Enforcement of Stay-at-Home Order

2021-04-12

Ontario Moves Schools to Remote Learning Following Spring Break

2021-04-10

COVID-19 Case at Canadian Tire in Cornwall Confirmed by the EOHU

2021-04-09

Cornwall Police Service and Eastern Ontario Health Unit Warn about Increase in Drug-Related Overdoses in Cornwall and Area

2021-04-06

COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment Booking for Individuals 60 Years of Age and Older Will Be Available Starting Wednesday April 7, 2021

2021-04-02

COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment Booking for Individuals 70 Years of Age and Older Available Starting Friday April 2, 2021

2021-03-19

COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment Booking for Individuals 75 Years of Age and Older Will Be Available Starting Monday March 22, 2021

2021-03-14

COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment Booking for Individuals 80 Years of Age and Older and Online Pre-Registration for Remaining Phase 1 Priority Groups

2021-03-04

COVID-19 Vaccines Will Soon Be Available to Adults 80 Years of Age and Older

2021-03-04

Number of inspections completed in EOHU region from March 2020 to February 2021

2021-02-26

Eastern Ontario Health Unit Confirms First Cases of COVID-19 Variants of Concern in Region

2021-02-24

EOHU Shares Results from Provincial COVID-19 Education and Enforcement Campaign and Next Steps

2021-02-23

COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution in the EOHU Region

2021-02-18

Order from the Medical Officer of Health Directed to the Owners, Operators and Administrators of Agricultural Farms - 2021-01 (Effective February 18,2021)

2021-02-17

COVID-19 Self-Isolation Requirements Now Extend to Household Members of High-Risk Contacts and Symptomatic Individuals

2021-02-12

EOHU Region to Be in the “Orange-Restrict” Category of Provincial COVID-19 Response Framework as Stay-at-Home Order Ends

2021-02-09

EOHU Region to Remain Under Shutdown and Stay-at-Home Order Until February 16th

2021-01-28

Local Schools to Reopen for In-Person Classes on February 1st

2021-01-22

Statement From the Medical Officer of Health on the Delay of In-Person Learning in the EOHU Region

2021-01-13

COVID-19 Vaccines Arrive in EOHU Region: LTC Residents and Staff to be Immunized Starting January 13th

2021-01-12

Ontario Declares Second Provincial Emergency, Issues Stay-at-Home Order and Introduces Enhanced Enforcement Measures to Address COVID-19 Crisis and Save Lives

2020-12-23

EOHU Urges Public to Maintain Public Health Measures as Canada Launches COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign

2020-12-22

EOHU Region Entering 28-day Shutdown Effective at 12:01 A.M. on December 26, 2020

2020-12-18

EOHU Issues New Order for Multidepartment Retail and Grocery Stores

2020-12-17

Order from the Medical Officer of Health Directed to the Owners and Operators of Multidepartment Retail and Grocery Stores - 2020-15 (effective at 12:01AM on December 19, 2020)

2020-12-11

An Open Letter to the Community From the Medical Officer of Health

2020-12-03

AMENDED December 3 2020: Order Directed to the Owners, Operators, Occupiers and Administrators of the Category 2, Category 4 and Category 5 Businesses

2020-11-27

Provincial COVID-19 Education and Enforcement Campaign for Workplaces Coming to EOHU Region

2020-11-19

Order from the Medical Officer of Health for Mandatory Isolation of Certain Individuals (Replaces and supersedes the order dated April 3, 2020)

2020-11-06

EOHU Region to Be in the “Yellow-Protect” Category of New Provincial COVID-19 Response Framework

2020-11-05

Cornwall Police Service and Eastern Ontario Health Unit Warn of Increase in Drug-Related Overdoses and Deaths in Cornwall and Area

2020-11-04

Commemorating Remembrance Day Safely

2020-10-26

Flu Season is Here... It’s More Important than Ever to Get Your Flu Shot!

2020-10-24

EOHU Issues New Order for Owners/Operators of Banquet Halls, Food and Drink Establishments, Sports and Recreational Facilities, and Personal Care Services (UPDATED October 24, 2020)

2020-10-24

AMENDED October 24, 2020: Order from the Medical Officer of Health for Owners/Operators of Banquet Halls, Food and Drink Establishments, Sports and Recreational Facilities, and Personal Care Services (NOTE: Order is in effect until 12:01 AM, Nov. 7, 2020)

2020-10-23

Prescott and Russell Residence Receiving Assistance to Manage COVID-19 Outbreak

2020-10-16

EOHU Recommends Safer Alternatives to Celebrate Halloween This Year

2020-10-14

EOHU Reminds Residents to Be Cautious Around Bats

2020-10-09

Order from the Medical Officer of Health for Retailers providing access to the place of business including where members of the public are served in person - 2020-10-10

2020-10-09

Latest Closures Ordered by Province Won’t Affect EOHU Region at This Time

2020-10-08

EOHU Reminds Residents to Celebrate Thanksgiving Safely

2020-10-07

AMENDED October 7, 2020: Order from the Medical Officer of Health for Restaurants, bars, food trucks, concession stands and other food or drink establishments and similar premises where members of the public are served in person

2020-10-06

Casselman COVID-19 Testing Centre Moving to Calypso Parking Lot in Limoges on October 7th

2020-10-06

All COVID-19 Testing Centres Changing to Appointment Only

2020-10-02

EOHU in Agreement with Tightening of Public Health Measures by the Province

2020-10-01

Ontario Revises COVID-19 Screening Guidance for Schools and Child Care

2020-09-24

Temporary COVID-19 Testing Centre Opening in Parking Lot at Calypso Waterpark in Limoges

2020-09-19

Ontario Announces Lower Limits on Social Gatherings Across Province

2020-09-17

Order from the Medical Officer of Health for Restaurants, Bars, Food Trucks, Concession Stands and Other Food or Drink Establishments - 2020-09-17

2020-09-11

Public Health to Work With Schools and School Boards to Manage COVID-19 Cases in Schools

2020-09-04

Possible Blue-Green Algae Reported in EOHU Region

2020-08-28

EOHU Reminds Residents to Continue Taking Precautions as Fall Approaches

2020-08-20

Confirmed Human Case of West Nile Virus in EOHU Region

2020-08-09

Residents Urged to Take Precautions During Heat Event

2020-07-29

Presence of Rabies in Local Bats a Reminder to Vaccinate Pets and Avoid Contact With Wild Animals

2020-07-24

Residents Urged to Take Precautions During Extended Heat Event

2020-07-17

Residents Urged to Take Precautions During Heat Event

2020-07-10

Order from the Medical Officer of Health for Agricultural Farms - 2020-07-10

2020-07-09

Public Health Directive for Mandatory Mask Use in Enclosed Public Spaces

2020-07-06

Local Health Units Announce Regional Approach to Mandatory Masks

2020-07-06

Residents Urged to Take Precautions During Extended Heat Event

2020-07-03

Protect Yourself from West Nile Virus this Summer

2020-07-02

Residents Urged to Take Precautions During Heat Event

2020-06-24

COVID-19 Assessment Centre Opening in Alexandria

2020-06-24

Order from the Medical Officer of Health for Recreational Water Facilities and Public Pools/Spas

2020-06-18

Residents Urged to Take Precautions During Heat Event

2020-06-12

EOHU Distributing Free Tick Removal Cards

2020-06-08

Ontario Permits More Businesses and Services to Reopen in the Coming Days

2020-06-05

Statement from Dr. Paul Roumeliotis, Medical Officer of Health, on Racism, Social Inequities and Health

2020-06-05

EOHU Warns of Increase in Drug Overdoses in Cornwall

2020-06-04

Reduce the Spread of COVID-19 at Demonstrations

2020-05-25

Residents Urged to Take Precautions During Heat Event

2020-05-25

EOHU Expands COVID-19 Testing to Everyone, Including Those without Symptoms

2020-05-17

EOHU Confirms COVID-19 Case at Parent’s Independent in Rockland

2020-05-15

EOHU Expands COVID-19 Testing to Anyone With Symptoms

2020-05-15

Ontario Announces Additional Workplaces That Can Reopen

2020-05-04

First Two Deaths Due to COVID-19 Reported by the EOHU

2020-04-30

AMENDED April 30, 2020: Order from the Medical Officer of Health for Supermarkets, Grocery Stores; Convenience Stores; Discount and Big Box Retailers Selling Groceries; Beer, Wine and Liquor Stores; and Pharmacies

2020-04-30

AMENDED April 30, 2020: Order from the Medical Officer of Health for All Restaurants That Provide Drive-Through Services

2020-04-30

AMENDED April 30, 2020: Order from the Medical Officer of Health for All Businesses That Provide Curb Side Pick-Up as an Alternative Method of Sale

2020-04-29

EOHU Issues Three Orders for Essential Businesses

2020-04-23

EOHU Urges Residents: Stay Home, Continue Physical Distancing, Self-Isolate if Sick

2020-04-18

COVID-19 Case at Brookdale Food Basics Confirmed by the EOHU

2020-04-17

COVID-19 Testing Expanded for Priority Sectors

2020-04-09

EOHU Reminds Public about Physical Distancing During Easter Weekend

2020-04-07

COVID-19 Assessment Centre Opening in Rockland

2020-04-03

Ontario Extends Business Closures to Stop the Spread of COVID-19

2020-04-03

EOHU Issues Two New Orders: One for Residents, the Other for Owners/Operators of Grocery Stores, Convenience Stores and Pharmacies

2020-04-03

NEW Order from the Medical Officer of Health for Essential Businesses Serving Customers

2020-04-03

NEW Order from the Medical Officer of Health for Mandatory Isolation of Certain Individuals

2020-04-01

COVID-19 Assessment Centre Opening in Cornwall

2020-04-01

Drive-Through COVID-19 Assessment Centre Opening in Casselman

2020-03-31

COVID-19 Assessment Centre in Winchester to Open on April 1st

2020-03-30

Ontario Extends Emergency Declaration to Stop the Spread of COVID-19

2020-03-28

Increase in COVID-19 Cases in EOHU Region Reinforces Importance of Staying at Home and Following Public Health Measures

2020-03-26

United Counties of SD&G, United Counties of P&R and City of Cornwall Declare State of Emergency Over Spread of COVID-19

2020-03-25

Updated Guidelines for Private Daycares

2020-03-23

EOHU Demands Returning Travellers Self-Isolate

2020-03-22

Third Positive Case of COVID-19 in EOHU Region

2020-03-22

EOHU Orders Several Types of Establishments to Close Immediately to Prevent Spread of COVID-19

2020-03-22

Order for Closure by the EOHU’s Medical Officer of Health of Several Establishments and Premises in the EOHU Area

2020-03-20

Community Paramedic Program Conducting In-Home COVID-19 Testing for Higher-Risk Individuals

2020-03-20

COVID-19 Testing and Assessment Centre Opening in Hawkesbury

2020-03-18

Second Positive Case of COVID-19 in EOHU Region

2020-03-17

Effective March 19th, most EOHU services are cancelled

2020-03-17

Medical Officer of Health Expands COVID-19 Directives in Response to Ontario State of Emergency

2020-03-16

EOHU Recommending Temporary Closure of Various Types of Establishments to Prevent Spread of COVID-19

2020-03-15

EOHU Holds Teleconference about First Case of COVID-19 in its Area

2020-03-14

First Case of COVID-19 Reported by the Eastern Ontario Health Unit

2020-03-13

School Closures Aim to Limit Spread of COVID-19 in Ontario

2020-03-06

Cruise Ship Passengers Depart the NAV CENTRE Following Completion of Quarantine: No Cases of COVID-19

2020-02-21

Quarantine Guests Arrive at NAV CENTRE

2020-02-17

Upcoming Quarantine at Nav Centre Not a Risk to the Public

2020-01-24

EOHU Working With Regional and Provincial Health Authorities to Monitor Novel Coronavirus

2020-01-21

EOHU Honours Former Medical Officer of Health

2020-01-17

Flu Season is Here... What to Do if You Get It

2019-12-20

Holiday Schedule 2019

2019-12-18

Water Sampling Drop-Off Schedule During the Holidays

2019-12-11

Food Insecurity in Eastern Ontario – A Matter of Concern

2019-10-30

Flu Season is Near... Now’s the Time to Get Your Flu Shot!

2019-10-17

EOHU Reminds Public about the Importance of Safely Storing Edible Cannabis Products

2019-10-01

October – The Month to Celebrate Visual Health

2019-09-23

EOHU Releases Report of Mental Health in Eastern Ontario

2019-09-11

Important Change to the Annual Rabies Vaccination Clinic

2019-09-05

EOHU Warns of Presence of Purple Heroin

2019-09-04

Suicide Prevention: Working Together to Prevent Suicide

2019-08-16

Update on Dead Fish Found in Ottawa River

2019-08-02

Dead Fish Found in Ottawa River

2019-07-26

Residents Urged to Take Precautions During Heat Event

2019-07-18

Residents Urged to Take Precautions During Heat Event

2019-07-10

Residents Urged to Take Precautions During Heat Event

2019-07-03

Residents Urged to Take Precautions During Heat Event

2019-06-24

EOHU summer office hours in effect from June 24 to August 30

2019-05-29

Congratulations to the Winners of the EOHU’s Emergency Preparedness Contest!

2019-05-02

Enter the EOHU’s Emergency Preparedness Contest for a Chance to Win!

2019-05-01

EOHU Launches Tick Awareness Campaign With Free Tick Removal Cards

2019-04-25

EOHU Board of Health Issues Position Statement on Province’s Plans to Restructure Public Health

2019-04-25

POSITION STATEMENT FROM THE EOHU BOARD OF HEALTH: Restructuring of Public Health Must Consider Impact on Community

2019-04-05

EOHU on Alert with Current Measles Case in Ottawa

2019-03-01

Unlock the Potential of Food During Nutrition Month

2019-02-26

EOHU Reminds Residents to Make Sure Measles Vaccinations Are Up-to-Date

2018-11-08

EOHU Cautions That Unsafe Storage of Cannabis Edibles Can Lead to Accidental Intoxication

2018-10-15

EOHU Launches Cannabis Public Awareness Campaign

2018-10-09

Flu Season is Near... Now’s the Time to Get Your Flu Shot!

2018-09-11

Parent Forums on Cannabis

2018-08-28

Rabies Vaccination Clinics to Be Held on September 15, 2018

2018-08-17

Be Aware of Ticks in Eastern Ontario

2018-08-10

Presence of West Nile Virus Found in Mosquitoes in Our Area

2018-06-28

Residents Urged to Take Precautions During Heat Event

2018-06-25

New Admission Standards for Public Pools

2018-06-25

EOHU summer office hours in effect from June 25 to August 31

2018-06-07

Protect Yourself from West Nile Virus this Summer

2018-05-01

Medi Drop: The Best Way to Get Rid of Unwanted Medications

2018-04-13

Rockland EOHU Office Closed on Monday, April 16th Due to Renovations

2018-04-11

Congratulations to the Winners of the EOHU’s Three Ways to Make Healthy Easy Contest!

2018-04-04

The EOHU Wants Your Opinion!

2018-04-03

“Brush Up on the Facts” Campaign Urges Parents to Keep Kids’ Teeth Healthy

2018-03-01

EOHU Launches #EOHUEats Video Series with a Contest

2017-12-20

Holiday Schedule

2017-12-13

Important public notice/media advisory - Boil water advisory in Hawkesbury, Vankleek Hill and l’Orignal lifted

2017-10-27

EOHU Warns of Presence of Carfentanil in Local Street Drugs

2017-10-10

Flu Season is Near... Now’s the Time to Get Your Flu Shot!

2017-09-22

Residents Urged to Take Precautions During Heat Event

2017-09-01

Suicide Prevention: Take a Minute, Change a Life

2017-08-29

Second Confirmed Human Case of West Nile Virus in Our Area

2017-08-28

Rabies Vaccination Clinics to Be Held on September 16, 2017

2017-08-16

EOHU Congratulates The Nation Municipality for New Tobacco By-law

2017-08-10

Confirmed Human Case of West Nile Virus in Our Area

2017-08-04

EOHU Addresses Local Opioid Overdose Concerns

2017-07-14

Presence of West Nile Virus Found in Mosquitoes in Our Area

2017-07-13

Be Aware of Ticks in Eastern Ontario


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