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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Posted on Friday, May 29, 2020 04:15 PM

Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) is working our local partners and stakeholders and with the provincial and federal governments to respond to COVID-19 (novel coronavirus).

Dr. Miriam Klassen Facebook Live, recorded May 13, 2020.

COVID-19 Testing and Guidance Updates for Huron and Perth

Posted on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 09:35 AM

The government of Ontario released new testing guidelines for COVID-19 on Sunday, May 24. Testing is now available in Huron Perth for the following populations:

  1. All people with at least one symptom of COVID-19, even for mild symptoms.
  2. People who are concerned that they have been exposed to COVID-19. This includes people who are contacts of or may have been exposed to a confirmed or suspected case.
  3. People who are at risk of exposure to COVID-19 through their employment, including essential workers...

Heat Warning Issued for Huron and Perth

Posted on Monday, May 25, 2020 04:27 PM

Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for Huron and Perth counties.

High daytime temperatures near 30°C are expected this afternoon and temperatures are forecasted to be slightly higher Tuesday and Wednesday. Humidex values in the mid to upper thirties are also expected.

Public Health Inspector Chris Boyes asks the public to take measures to avoid heat-related illnesses.

Ways to stay safer during a heat event include:

  • Drink plenty of cool liquids, especially water, before you feel thirsty...

COVID-19 Update as Province begins reopening

Posted on Friday, May 22, 2020 10:41 AM

As the Ontario government carefully and gradually reopens the province, Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) asks residents to follow updated public health recommendations.

As workplaces, services and public locations prepare to accept more people, the province is recommending that individuals wear a face covering where physical distancing is not possible. The province has released specific recommendations on how to choose, wear and care for appropriate face coverings used in public where physical...

HPPH Provides Update on COVID-19 Response

Posted on Monday, April 27, 2020 04:40 PM

Thanks to the hard work of Huron Perth residents in following public health measures, Huron and Perth counties have avoided a significant surge of COVID-19 cases in the community so far. Cases of COVID-19 in long-term care and group settings, however, remain a concern.

“Our focus now is to maintain what we are seeing in the community and to protect our vulnerable residents in long-term care,” says Dr. Miriam Klassen, Medical Officer of Health.

This morning, HPPH learned of a positive COVID-19 case...