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Huron Perth Region Moves to Yellow - Protect Level

Posted on Friday, November 13, 2020 04:02 PM

Effective Monday, November 16 at 12:01 a.m., the Province of Ontario is moving the region of Huron Perth Public Health into the Yellow – Protect level of the Keeping Ontario Safe & Open Framework. 

“It is critical that we protect our vulnerable populations and our healthcare capacity,” says Dr. Miriam Klassen, Medical Officer of Health. “Reducing the spread of this virus is a collective responsibility. Please continue to ask yourself, ‘What can I do to reduce the risk of COVID-19 and...

COVID-19 Update November 12, 2020

Posted on Thursday, November 12, 2020 03:58 PM

Case count 

  • Today we are confirming an additional 16 positive cases in Huron Perth for a cumulative total of 222 since the beginning of the pandemic
  • I will attempt to break down the numbers for you:
  • Currently, of those 222 there are 61 active cases in Huron Perth
    • 40 of the active cases are counted as part of the Cedarcroft Outbreak
    • 21 of the active cases are in the community
      •  Of the 21 active cases in the community, 7 are epidemiologically linked to the Cedarcroft outbreak
      • The rest are...

COVID-19 Update - Tuesday, November 10 2020

Posted on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 05:06 PM

Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) is reporting three new confirmed cases of COVID-19 today, 48 of which are active cases, the highest number of active cases at a time seen so far in the pandemic in Huron and Perth. The outbreak continues at Cedarcroft Place Retirement Residence, and there are now 50 confirmed cases associated with the outbreak, including 34 residents and 16 staff; three residents who tested positive have unfortunately passed away.

“I understand the level of concern in our community...

COVID-19 Update Sunday, November 8, 2020

Posted on Sunday, November 08, 2020 01:10 PM

Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) has confirmed that two long-term care homes have been put into outbreak in Huron-Perth: Knollcrest Lodge in Perth East and Mitchell Nursing Home. At Knollcrest Lodge, one asymptomatic staff has tested positive and was positive again on retesting. At Mitchell Nursing Home, an asymptomatic staff tested positive during routine surveillance testing and results on the retest are pending; an outbreak was declared out of an abundance of caution.

 The outbreak also continues...

Influenza immunization clinics open up to all ages without a primary care provider

Posted on Friday, November 06, 2020 09:45 AM

Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) has some appointment spots available at its influenza immunization (flu shot) clinics. HPPH is opening these spots to anyone in the community who does not have a primary care provider (family doctor or nurse practitioner) and hasn’t already booked an appointment with a pharmacy.

HPPH was previously only booking families with children under 5 who do no not have a primary care provider at their influenza immunization clinics. “First and foremost, our clinics provide...