Second case of COVID-19 confirmed in Huron Perth

Posted on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 04:44 PM

Huron Perth Public Health has received laboratory confirmation of a second case of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Huron and Perth. The confirmed case is a 57-year-old female who is a close household contact of the confirmed case announced on March 14. She currently does not have any symptoms of COVID-19 and is self isolating at home. “We are not surprised to receive this result, as it is a similar pattern to the way confirmed cases have been showing up across Ontario,” says Dr. Miriam Klassen, Medical...

HPPH office sites closed and offering modified service Interruptions

Posted on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 12:17 PM

As of March 18, 2020, Huron Perth Public Health buildings are now closed to the public so that we can focus our efforts on the COVID-19 response in our community. 

In an effort to continue to offer important public health services to our community, please view our COVID-19 Response Service Interruptions page for a list of service interruptions and modifications.


Updated recommendations to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in Ontario

Posted on Monday, March 16, 2020 07:44 PM


Monday, March 16, 2020 – 1900h

This afternoon, the Ontario Ministry of Health strengthened its recommendations to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the province. The province is strongly recommending these additional closures across Ontario:

  • Recreational programs and libraries
  • Churches and other faith settings
  • Daycares
  • Private schools
  • All bars and restaurants - unless restaurants can do take-out and delivery.

 “These recommendations to further encourage residents to undertake...

HPPH provides update regarding community concerns related to COVID-19 in Huron and Perth

Posted on Monday, March 16, 2020 03:57 PM

Dr. Miriam Klassen, Medical Officer of Health for Huron Perth Public Health, would like to provide an update to the COVID-19 situation and response in Huron and Perth.

According to the Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance, the patient with COVID-19 remains in serious condition at Stratford General Hospital. “I am urging everyone to please respect the privacy of the family involved during this difficult time and to continue to follow credible sources before sharing information,” says Dr. Klassen, Medical...

Huron Perth Public Health confirms first positive case of COVID-19

Posted on Saturday, March 14, 2020 01:18 PM

Dr. Miriam Klassen, Medical Officer of Health for Huron Perth Public Health, is confirming the first case of COVID-19 in the Huron-Perth region. The 64-year-old male who resides in St. Marys presented to the emergency department at St. Marys Memorial Hospital on the evening of March 12 with symptoms unrelated to COVID-19. The patient’s condition changed in the emergency department and it was identified that COVID-19 should be considered, so testing and precautions were initiated immediately. He was...