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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...

HPPH enhances measures to prevent the spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the region

Posted on Friday, March 13, 2020 02:21 PM

Dr. Miriam Klassen, Medical Officer of Health for Huron Perth Public Health, is recommending enhanced measures to prevent the spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the region. “These recommendations reflect the changing nature of the situation around the world,” says Dr. Klassen. “By taking these following measures, we have the opportunity to stop or slow the spread of the virus in our community.”

Currently, 14 people in Huron and Perth have been tested for COVID-19 and all the results received...

Huron Perth Public Health Continues to Monitor and Plan for COVID-19

Posted on Wednesday, March 04, 2020 02:02 PM

Huron Perth Public Health is continuing to work with local partners and stakeholders to monitor, respond and plan for the possible presence of COVID-19 in Huron and Perth counties, in alignment with provincial and Canadian planning.

On March 2, the Ontario government announced an enhanced response structure to guide the provincial response to COVID-19. Within the new structure are five regional planning and implementation tables, led by Ontario Health with support from local public health units....

Upcoming Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program Application Clinics in Huron and Perth

Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 10:33 AM

The Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program (OSDCP) is a publicly-funded dental care program to help eligible low-income seniors access dental care. The OSDCP provides free, routine dental services to seniors aged 65 years and over who meet the required income conditions and do not have access to any other form of dental benefits.

To help eligible seniors enroll in the OSDCP, Huron Perth Public Health will be holding drop-in application days throughout Huron and Perth, at the following times and locations:

  • Blyth,...

Health Unit Recruiting Volunteers for New Cooking Program for Kids

Posted on Thursday, February 06, 2020 12:12 PM

Huron Perth Public Health invites men and women to volunteer with Let’s Get Cookin’ – a hands-on cooking program that will be piloted in three Perth County elementary schools this spring. Volunteers will lead seven weekly sessions during the school day in April and May 2020. Sessions will be offered at schools in Perth East and North Perth.

Let’s Get Cookin’ gives kids an opportunity to learn basic cooking skills and food safety in a setting that promotes teamwork and builds confidence. Kids will...