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...

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...

First Positive COVID-19 in Listowel

Posted on Sunday, April 12, 2020 03:57 PM

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Huron Perth Public Health has been notified of the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in a Listowel area resident. The female in her 70s has been hospitalized at Listowel Memorial Hospital. Huron Perth Public Health is working to follow up with close contacts of the confirmed case.

President and CEO of Listowel Wingham Hospitals Alliance, Karl Ellis, says, “We have been preparing for several weeks in anticipation of COVID-19 cases.   We will continue...

Huron Perth Public Health Learns of Death in Resident at Greenwood Court

Posted on Saturday, April 11, 2020 03:09 PM

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Huron Perth Public Health was saddened to learn today of the passing of a resident at Greenwood Court who had tested positive for COVID-19. The resident was in their 80s and became sick with COVID-19 symptoms on April 3.

“We were very sorry to hear of the passing of this person in the Greenwood Court community,” says Dr. Miriam Klassen, Medical Officer of Health. “Our thoughts are with the family, friends and Greenwood Court staff and residents during...