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COVID-19 Update

Posted on Sunday, August 02, 2020 04:17 PM

Huron Perth Public Health has identified four new COVID-19 cases over the weekend, bringing the total cases in Huron Perth to 72.

Five of the most recent cases are in Perth East and linked to the same extended community of Low German speaking communities in Southwestern Ontario which is currently experiencing a surge of COVID-19 cases. All cases in Perth East are self-isolating and contract tracing is being done with the support of the leadership of the local Low German speaking community.

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Protect yourself and loved ones as re-opening continues

Posted on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 01:53 PM

As summer continues, and re-openings progress, Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) asks residents of Huron and Perth to keep making decisions that will protect themselves, their loved ones and their community.

“We appreciate that the Stage 3 re-openings and my Instructions to operators regarding face coverings created a fair bit of change for all of us to adjust to,” says Dr. Miriam Klassen, Medical Officer of Health.

With the new government legislation, there are some large events that may legally...

Health Unit Receives Funding from United Way to Help Families with Young Children Afford Food

Posted on Monday, July 20, 2020 03:46 PM

Huron Perth Public Health recently received a $3,375 donation from the United Way Perth Huron. The donation will help local Perth families, connected to the Health Unit through the Healthy Babies Healthy Children program, purchase food and other essential baby items.  

The funding comes at a critical time as some local families continue to struggle with financial hardships, increased stressors and anxieties, which have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Families connected to...

HPPH issues instructions on use of face coverings in indoor commercial and public spaces

Posted on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 01:14 PM

Dr. Miriam Klassen, Medical Officer of Health, has released formal Instructions to employers in Huron and Perth counties regarding the use of face coverings in indoor commercial and public space.

The Instructions, along with FAQs, are available at www.hpph.ca/masks. Huron Perth Public Health is providing support (such as sample policy, posters, discussion guide and more) to owner/operators of commercial and public spaces to implement these instructions.

These Instructions require owners/operators...

HPPH to issue instructions on use of face coverings in commercial establishments

Posted on Thursday, July 09, 2020 02:08 PM

Dr. Miriam Klassen, Medical Officer of Health for Huron and Perth counties, will issue formal instructions to employers to require the use of face coverings in all commercial establishments, effective Friday, July 17.

These instructions will require business owners to implement a policy for the use of non-medical masks or face coverings; including the expectation that people entering will wear a face covering.

The instructions are being issued by the Medical Officer of Health under the authority...