Responding to the rapid spread of Omicron
Posted on Friday, December 17, 2021 06:05 PM
Testing and isolation guidance is changing rapidly. Please visit https://www.hpph.ca/en/health-matters/covid-19-self-isolation-information.aspx for the most current information.
Huron Perth, ON – On Friday, December 17, the Ontario government announced additional measures to slow the spread of the COVID-19 Omicron variant. These measures will help to safeguard Ontario’s hospitals and ICU capacity as the rollout of COVID-19 vaccine booster doses accelerates.
Omicron is highly transmissible...
Omicron spreading in Huron Perth
Posted on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 04:17 PM
Huron Perth, ON – The Omicron variant of COVID-19 is spreading rapidly across the region; Huron-Perth residents are advised to take action now to protect themselves and their loved ones as much as possible.
Omicron shows a greater ability to spread among people compared to previous COVID-19 variants. After first being identified in Ontario on November 28, 2021, Omicron is now estimated to make up to at least 30% of provincial COVID cases (see the COVID-19 Science Advisory Table Fourth Wave dashboard).
Ontario’s GO-VAXX Mobile Vaccination Bus Coming to Listowel
Posted on Saturday, December 11, 2021 01:27 PM
Huron Perth, ON – The Ontario GO-VAXX mobile clinic bus will be heading to Listowel next week to provide first, second, and booster doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, as well as the paediatric Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children aged five to 11. No appointment is required. Vaccines are available while supplies last.
Anyone born in 2016 or earlier can get their first or second dose. Booster doses will be available for those who are eligible. To receive a booster dose you must be eligible and enough...
HPPH investigating strong possibility of Omicron in area, with community exposures
Posted on Friday, December 10, 2021 10:28 AM
Huron Perth, ON – Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) has been advised of a person under investigation (PUI) for the Omicron variant of COVID-19 in Huron Perth. This case investigation also involves community exposures on Saturday, Dec. 4 in two locations in Huron County.
This case screened positive for S gene target failure (SGTF) which is a marker for the Omicron variant. It is important to note that HPPH is still awaiting Whole Genomic Sequencing of the samples; however, given...
MOHs Recommend Caution During the Holidays as COVID-19 Case Numbers Continue to Climb
Posted on Thursday, December 09, 2021 12:20 PM
London, ON – Increasing case numbers and the arrival of the Omicron variant have prompted area Medical Officers of Health to issue a letter outlining recommendations for how residents can protect themselves and their loved ones from COVID-19 during the holidays.
Huron Perth Public Health’s Dr. Miriam Klassen, Southwestern Public Health’s Dr. Joyce Lock and the Middlesex-London Health Unit’s Acting Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Alex Summers issued the joint statement today. The letter does not add...