The Haliburton-Kawartha-Pine Ridge District Health Unit will now be closed for its lunch hour.

This comes after recent staffing changes.

Officials say they will be closed each weekday between 1:00pm to 2:00pm.

They say residents can still drop well water samples off at the health unit during this time, because there will be a cooler and instructions outside the office door.

The closure will remain in effect throughout the summer, but will be re-evaluated in the fall.