Posted on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 12:17 PM
As of March 18, 2020, Huron Perth Public Health buildings are now closed to the public so that we can focus our efforts on the COVID-19 response in our community.
In an effort to continue to offer important public health services to our community, please view our COVID-19 Response Service Interruptions page for a list of service interruptions and modifications.
Posted on Monday, March 16, 2020 07:44 PM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, March 16, 2020 – 1900h
This afternoon, the Ontario Ministry of Health strengthened its recommendations to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the province. The province is strongly recommending these additional closures across Ontario:
- Recreational programs and libraries
- Churches and other faith settings
- Private schools
- All bars and restaurants - unless restaurants can do take-out and delivery.
“These recommendations to further encourage residents to undertake...
Posted on Monday, March 16, 2020 03:57 PM
Dr. Miriam Klassen, Medical Officer of Health for Huron Perth Public Health, would like to provide an update to the COVID-19 situation and response in Huron and Perth.
According to the Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance, the patient with COVID-19 remains in serious condition at Stratford General Hospital. “I am urging everyone to please respect the privacy of the family involved during this difficult time and to continue to follow credible sources before sharing information,” says Dr. Klassen, Medical...
Posted on Saturday, March 14, 2020 01:18 PM
Dr. Miriam Klassen, Medical Officer of Health for Huron Perth Public Health, is confirming the first case of COVID-19 in the Huron-Perth region. The 64-year-old male who resides in St. Marys presented to the emergency department at St. Marys Memorial Hospital on the evening of March 12 with symptoms unrelated to COVID-19. The patient’s condition changed in the emergency department and it was identified that COVID-19 should be considered, so testing and precautions were initiated immediately. He was...
Posted on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 02:53 PM
January 19 to 25 is National Non-Smoking Week and Huron Perth Public Health is highlighting ways local residents can get support to quit smoking for good.
Quit Smoking Support
“Quitting smoking can be hard, but it is possible” says Jaelyn Kloepfer, Public Health Promoter. “Support is available, and you are not alone in your journey to quit smoking.” Huron Perth Public Health offers:
- one-on-one counselling support
- free nicotine replacement therapy when eligible, and
- connections to community resources.