Haliburton Highlands Health Services community programs, has launched a new website to provide all residents of Haliburton County with up-to-date information and resources during the COVID-19 Global Pandemic.

The site includes information about what residents should do if they are feeling unwell and how people can continue to access regular health care.

HaliburtonCares.ca also offers information about access to free and low-cost food, how the Community Support Services Response Team can help anyone in need of services, like grocery and prescription pick-up and home delivery.

There’s also information on how residents can access other local support services, who are still operating, but may have changed their normal hours or procedures. Anyone in need of mental health supports, including immediate crisis support phone and text lines, as well as dedicated resources for local health care workers, is also available on the new website.

The new website, can help county residents send a message of thanks to the many health care workers, first responders, community support workers and volunteers who are working tirelessly to keep Haliburton Highlands safe.

Haliburtoncares.ca also offers information on how residents can help the COVID-19 response effort, by volunteering their time and donating personal protective equipment.

Vice-President of Community Programs at HHHS, Stephanie McLaren says the website “would not have been possible without the hard work of the local team at TechnicalitiesPlus, who built the site, as well as local service providers who shared ideas and content”. She says they are “grateful for the team effort” and hopes the site will be a “value to the community”.