Huron Perth to enter provincial shutdown on April 3

Posted on Thursday, April 01, 2021 04:13 PM

Huron-Perth, ON – The provincial government announced today that all of Ontario will enter a shutdown effective Saturday, April 3, 2021, at 12:01 a.m. The government intends to keep this in place for at least four weeks.

“We know this is difficult news for Huron Perth residents and business owners,” says Dr. Miriam Klassen, Medical Officer of Health for Huron Perth.  “While COVID-19 case numbers have been relatively low in Huron Perth over the past several weeks, we have seen an increase in...

COVID-19 Update - April 1, 2021

Posted on Thursday, April 01, 2021 02:51 PM

Case count

  • Our data from Wednesday, March 31, shows that Huron Perth has a cumulative total of 1,422 confirmed COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the pandemic, with 5 cases added since the previous day. There are currently 15 active cases.  
    • Details on where the active cases are, can be found on our COVID-19 in Huron and Perth webpage.
    • There are currently no Huron Perth residents in hospital due to COVID-19.
    • The number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains unchanged at 50.
    • There have been...

Celebrate the Holidays Safely

Posted on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 02:00 PM

Huron-Perth, ON – COVID-19 is still spreading, and Variants of Concern (VOC) have been identified in Huron-Perth. Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) encourages residents to observe Easter, Passover, Ramadan and other spring holidays safely.

“These occasions are special for many people and usually involve spending time with others,” says Dr. Miriam Klassen, Medical Officer of Health for Huron-Perth. “The safest way to celebrate this year continues to be with members of your own household, or virtually....

COVID-19 Update - March 29, 2021

Posted on Monday, March 29, 2021 04:23 PM

  • On this day last year, Huron-Perth experienced its first death due to COVID-19. We have now lost a total of 50 Huron-Perth community members due to the virus, many of them older adults who were residents of long-term care and retirement homes. Our thoughts and condolences are with the family and friends who have lost loved ones. These deaths are a tragic reminder of how severe the virus can be, especially for our most vulnerable community members.
  •  As the Easter long weekend approaches and...

Huron Perth Public Health further expands vaccination eligibility

Posted on Friday, March 26, 2021 05:15 PM

Huron Perth Public Health is further expanding eligibility for COVID-19 vaccinations.  As of today, the following groups will be able to make an appointment for their first dose of vaccine:

  • Adults aged 70 and older (born in 1951 or earlier)
  • Indigenous persons 16 years of age and older
  • Faith leaders who, as part of their regular role, are at increased risk of exposure to COVID-19 through close contact with persons and families in the following circumstances:
    • End of life care
    • Care of the deceased,...