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Health Unit and volunteers bring Red Scarf to Blyth December 2

Posted on Friday, November 22, 2019 12:33 PM

The Red Scarf “Know HIV. No Stigma” campaign returns to Huron County on Dec. 2, 2019, this time in downtown Blyth.

The incredible advances in HIV/AIDS treatment, testing and prevention are still overshadowed by stigma around the subject. To help raise awareness and fight stigma, the Huron County Health Unit and volunteers hold a Red Scarf event every year on, or near, World AIDS Day Dec. 1.

Red Scarf is a movement that lets people know about the positive advances in HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention....

Heat Warning Issued for Huron Perth

Posted on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 11:46 AM

Huron Perth, ON - Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for much of southern Ontario, including Huron Perth.  A heat event is expected today and tomorrow (Wednesday, June 15 and Thursday, June 16). Daytime high temperatures are expected to reach 30 to 33 degrees Celsius, beginning Wednesday afternoon. Humidex values will likely be near 40.

Overnight low temperatures are expected to be 20 to 22 degrees Celsius, providing little relief from the heat.  Hot and humid conditions will...

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Posted on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 02:51 PM

Antiviral treatments are now available for free by prescription to individuals with COVID-19 who are at a higher risk of severe illness and hospitalization. To determine if you might be at higher risk and should be assessed for treatment, use the Provincial COVID-19 antiviral treatment screener. Learn more at Ontario.ca/antivirals.

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Recent suspected overdose deaths concerning

Posted on Friday, December 31, 2021 01:21 PM

Huron Perth, ON – Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) has learned of five suspected opioid-related overdose deaths in the region this December.  Police responded to four deaths in Huron County and one in Stratford between December 4 and December 24, 2021.   

“We’re saddened about these deaths and loss in our communities. Every death makes an impact with families and service providers who support residents of Huron and Perth counties,” says Michelle Carter, Public Health Nurse.  “We...

COVID-19 Update - June 16, 2021

Posted on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 02:52 PM

Case count

  • Our data from Tuesday, June 15, shows that Huron Perth has a cumulative total of 1,867 confirmed COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the pandemic, with five cases added since the previous day. There are currently 21 active cases, including five variant of concern cases.  

    • There is one Huron Perth resident in hospital due to COVID-19.
    • The number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains unchanged at 57.
    • More details on case counts can be found on our COVID-19 in Huron and Perth webpage.
  • The...