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Celebrate Thanksgiving and Hallowe'en safely

Posted on Monday, October 05, 2020 01:55 PM

The province has introduced additional public health measures in response to the surge of COVID-19 cases in Ontario. As our community prepares for fall celebrations such as Thanksgiving and Hallowe’en, make sure your celebrations are as safe as possible.

Remember that provincial gathering limits for private events are now:

  • 10 people for indoor events or gatherings
  • 25 people for outdoor events or gatherings

Indoor and outdoor events and gatherings cannot be merged together.

Also, the province now...

Special statement from Dr. Miriam Klassen, Medical Officer of Health

Posted on Thursday, October 01, 2020 02:54 PM

As our province and regions continue their response to the COVID-19 pandemic, I continue to be impressed by the patience and dedication that the people of Huron-Perth have displayed in protecting our community. I also understand that the changes in COVID-19 response over the last few weeks have been challenging. Please allow me to share information that I hope will help you in continuing to do your part to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

 

Assessments and testing

Huron Perth hospitals and some...

Health Unit looking for dog involved in a biting incident in Stratford

Posted on Monday, September 28, 2020 01:52 PM

Stratford – Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) is looking for a dog involved in a biting incident in Stratford to complete an investigation. The incident took place on Sunday, September 27, 2020, at approximately 1 pm, on Feick Crescent in Stratford.

The dog involved in the incident is described as possibly a bull dog, orangey-beige and white. A woman was walking two dogs at the time, but it is unknown what the second dog looked like.

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

Huron Perth Board of Health Calls for Basic Income

Posted on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 03:16 PM

Huron and Perth - In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Huron Perth Public Health Board of Health is joining experts and community groups across Canada calling for a Basic Income.

Research shows that low income has a long-term, negative impact on health. The COVID 19 pandemic has also shown that even a small loss of income has a big impact on people’s ability to meet basic needs. Basic income is payment made directly to people with low income, whether or not they work for pay.  It would...

Huron Perth Public Health Permits Market to Re-open

Posted on Friday, August 28, 2020 04:14 PM

After completing a public health investigation, Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) is permitting Zehr’s Country Market, located in Dashwood and Bayfield, to re-open.

On August 12, 2020, the owner of Zehr’s Country Market contacted HPPH and indicated that he was closing his premises due to illness.  HPPH conducted an investigation and determined that both the Dashwood and Bayfield locations of Zehr’s Country Market were linked to COVID-19 cases. The locations were subsequently closed temporarily...