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HPPH Statement on School Re-openings

Posted on Wednesday, February 03, 2021 10:51 PM

The Ministry of Education has announced that in-person learning for students in Huron-Perth will resume on Monday, February 8.

“We are pleased that schools in Huron Perth will be able to reopen for in-person learning on Monday, February 8,” says Dr. Miriam Klassen, Medical Officer of Health for Huron-Perth. “We have seen a downward trend in community transmission of COVID-19 over the last two weeks.  This decline, in addition to enhanced public health measures in schools, means there is...

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update Copy

Posted on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 03:23 PM

Effective 12:01 a.m., Monday Nov. 16, Huron Perth Public Health Unit region will be in the YELLOW-PROTECT level of the provincial COVID-19 response framework. Learn more in the section "COVID-19 Level":;

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HPPH reporting practices for confirmed cases and outbreaks of COVID-19 in school settings

Posted on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 09:33 AM

Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) is advising of its public reporting practices for confirmed cases and outbreaks of COVID-19 in schools and related settings, such as before/after school programs, transportation, and extracurricular settings. “We are committed to protecting the health of our communities and maintaining transparency,” says Dr. Klassen. “When publicly reporting confirmed cases and outbreaks of COVID-19 in school settings, we will balance providing relevant information that people need...

Mosquitoes in Perth County test positive for West Nile virus

Posted on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 02:02 PM

Huron Perth Public Health is reminding residents to protect themselves against mosquito bites following confirmation that mosquitoes collected from a trap in Mitchell tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). This is the first positive mosquito finding of the season for Perth County.

“It’s not surprising to see positive mosquito pools in the month of August,” says Kaitlyn Kelly, Public Health Inspector. “In the late summer months, people are at greatest risk of contracting West Nile Virus, so it...

Rise in cases in southern Huron County

Posted on Monday, August 17, 2020 02:44 PM

Huron Perth Public Health is seeing community transmission of COVID-19 in southern Huron County.

HPPH is reporting six new cases today, and will likely report an additional number of cases tomorrow based on testing carried out over the weekend.

All of these cases are associated with a workplace outbreak in Bluewater/South Huron, and many of them are clusters within the same households. These cases are also connected to a larger spread of cases across southwestern Ontario. Public health is grateful...