Huron Perth Board of Health Calls for Basic Income

Posted on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 03:16 PM

Huron and Perth - In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Huron Perth Public Health Board of Health is joining experts and community groups across Canada calling for a Basic Income.

Research shows that low income has a long-term, negative impact on health. The COVID 19 pandemic has also shown that even a small loss of income has a big impact on people’s ability to meet basic needs. Basic income is payment made directly to people with low income, whether or not they work for pay.  It would...

HPPH reporting practices for confirmed cases and outbreaks of COVID-19 in school settings

Posted on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 09:33 AM

Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) is advising of its public reporting practices for confirmed cases and outbreaks of COVID-19 in schools and related settings, such as before/after school programs, transportation, and extracurricular settings. “We are committed to protecting the health of our communities and maintaining transparency,” says Dr. Klassen. “When publicly reporting confirmed cases and outbreaks of COVID-19 in school settings, we will balance providing relevant information that people need...

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Posted on Monday, September 21, 2020 02:42 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).

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Huron Perth Public Health Permits Market to Re-open

Posted on Friday, August 28, 2020 04:14 PM

After completing a public health investigation, Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) is permitting Zehr’s Country Market, located in Dashwood and Bayfield, to re-open.

On August 12, 2020, the owner of Zehr’s Country Market contacted HPPH and indicated that he was closing his premises due to illness.  HPPH conducted an investigation and determined that both the Dashwood and Bayfield locations of Zehr’s Country Market were linked to COVID-19 cases. The locations were subsequently closed temporarily...

Rabid Bat Found in Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh

Posted on Thursday, August 27, 2020 03:37 PM

A bat captured in Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh has tested positive for the rabies virus. At this time of year, bats remain active until cooler weather arrives and generally start to hibernate around November. Huron Perth Public Health reminds residents to avoid exposure to bats.

This is the first bat to test positive within the region this year. Previously, a bat tested positive in Perth County in 2019. Overall, 1-3% of Ontario's bat population is infected with rabies. Rabies is a viral disease that...