HPPH confirms first school-related exposure of COVID-19; risk is low

Posted on Friday, October 16, 2020 01:51 PM

While investigating a recent confirmed case of COVID-19, Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) has determined that a member of the school community at St. Joseph’s Catholic Elementary School in Stratford is a probable case of COVID-19. HPPH investigators have determined that the case was at the school when they may have been infectious.

“In this case, this is a low-risk situation for the school community and the public at large,” says Dr. Miriam Klassen, Medical Officer of Health. “However, out of an...

Influenza immunizations available in Huron and Perth counties

Posted on Thursday, October 15, 2020 04:48 PM

Huron Perth Public Health is encouraging all residents six months of age and older to get their influenza vaccine (“flu shot”) this fall.

The influenza vaccine has started to become available in our community, and will be widely available after the province’s official Universal Influenza Immunization Program launch near the end of October.

“Getting the influenza vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones from getting influenza,” says Lorna Askes, Public Health Nurse.


Health Unit receives donations for youth

Posted on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 03:51 PM

Photo caption: One of the Kids Care Fun packages to be distributed to youth.

The Milverton Agricultural Society and the Optimist Club of Mornington, supported by the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund and Stratford Perth Community Foundation, recently donated 60 “Kids Fun Care Packages” to Huron Perth Public Health.

Local youth, connected to the Health Unit through the Healthy Babies Healthy Children program, Mother and Young Child Clinics and school-based programs will be...

Health Unit receives funding from United Way to provide families with fresh food boxes

Posted on Wednesday, October 07, 2020 03:34 PM

Photo caption: Parent Resource Visitor, Susan Young, stands outside of The Local Community Food Centre preparing to deliver fresh food boxes to families in Huron and Perth.

Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) recently received funding from United Way Perth Huron to support the Fresh Food Box program.

The Fresh Food Box program aims to provide families living with food insecurity access to fresh produce, which may not be consistently available to them. Food insecurity is experienced by families...

Health Unit looking for dog involved in an incident at Point Farms Provincial Park

Posted on Wednesday, October 07, 2020 11:39 AM

Point Farms – Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) is looking for a dog involved in an incident at Point Farms Provincial Park north of Goderich to complete an investigation. The incident took place on Saturday, October 3, 2020, at approximately 5:30pm, on the beach area.

The dog involved in the incident is described as possibly a golden retriever, golden to brown in colour. A man was walking the dog at the time, possibly with his daughter.

HPPH is investigating this incident to check if the dog has...