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Actions you can take during the "New Normal"

Posted on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 04:23 PM

Huron Perth Public Heath has received many questions and concerns from people and organizations about how to stay safe, and keep others safe, during this time of loosening COVID-19 restrictions.

“Even as services and businesses re-open, and as we form social circles, it’s important to remember that things will not go back to how they were before COVID-19,” says Medical Officer of Health Dr. Miriam Klassen. “We are in a new normal. Kindness and understanding will be vital to moving safely into our...

COVID-19 Updates for Huron and Perth

Posted on Monday, June 15, 2020 02:15 PM

As the province continues to ease restrictions in Stage 2, some businesses, services and public spaces in Huron and Perth are re-opening.

Huron Perth Public Health asks residents to be patient and courteous as these re-openings take place. Stage 2 means that the province is allowing businesses, services and public spaces to re-open, it does not mean they have to do so immediately. Operators need time to make sure they have public health measures in place to protect themselves, their employees and...

COVID-19 Testing and Updates for Huron and Perth

Posted on Thursday, June 04, 2020 01:42 PM

Huron Perth Public Health is reporting two new cases of COVID-19 over the past four days. “During our contact tracing work on recent confirmed cases, we’re noticing that people are identifying more contacts and I’m worried that residents have become complacent about protecting themselves and their families,” says Dr. Miriam Klassen, Medical Officer of Health. “Please ask yourself if your daily activities are in keeping with public health measures. If they are not, it’s time to reign them in and be...

Celebrating Pride Month in Huron and Perth Counties

Posted on Thursday, June 04, 2020 01:34 PM

June is Pride Month, celebrating the LGBTQ2S+ (Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, two-spirted and more) community. Pride month is about celebrating sexual diversity, promoting equal rights and raising awareness of issues that the community faces.

With COVID-19 changing the way celebrations are held for now, parades and other Pride events will be replaced by virtual gatherings and social media campaigns.

In Huron and Perth counties, several municipalities have recognized Pride month and are...

COVID-19 Testing and Guidance Updates for Huron and Perth

Posted on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 09:35 AM

The government of Ontario released new testing guidelines for COVID-19 on Sunday, May 24. Testing is now available in Huron Perth for the following populations:

  1. All people with at least one symptom of COVID-19, even for mild symptoms.
  2. People who are concerned that they have been exposed to COVID-19. This includes people who are contacts of or may have been exposed to a confirmed or suspected case.
  3. People who are at risk of exposure to COVID-19 through their employment, including essential workers...