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COVID-19 Testing and Updates for Huron and Perth

Posted on Thursday, June 04, 2020 01:42 PM

Huron Perth Public Health is reporting two new cases of COVID-19 over the past four days. “During our contact tracing work on recent confirmed cases, we’re noticing that people are identifying more contacts and I’m worried that residents have become complacent about protecting themselves and their families,” says Dr. Miriam Klassen, Medical Officer of Health. “Please ask yourself if your daily activities are in keeping with public health measures. If they are not, it’s time to reign them in and be...

Celebrating Pride Month in Huron and Perth Counties

Posted on Thursday, June 04, 2020 01:34 PM

June is Pride Month, celebrating the LGBTQ2S+ (Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, two-spirted and more) community. Pride month is about celebrating sexual diversity, promoting equal rights and raising awareness of issues that the community faces.

With COVID-19 changing the way celebrations are held for now, parades and other Pride events will be replaced by virtual gatherings and social media campaigns.

In Huron and Perth counties, several municipalities have recognized Pride month and are...

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...

Heat Warning Issued for Huron and Perth

Posted on Monday, May 25, 2020 04:27 PM

Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for Huron and Perth counties.

High daytime temperatures near 30°C are expected this afternoon and temperatures are forecasted to be slightly higher Tuesday and Wednesday. Humidex values in the mid to upper thirties are also expected.

Public Health Inspector Chris Boyes asks the public to take measures to avoid heat-related illnesses.

Ways to stay safer during a heat event include:

  • Drink plenty of cool liquids, especially water, before you feel thirsty...

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...