Huron Perth Public Health temporarily closes premises

Huron Perth Public Health has been working closely with the owner of Zehr’s Country Market (Market and Bakery) in Bayfield and as well as Zehr’s Country Market (abattoir – retail only) in Dashwood; as a precaution, HPPH has temporarily closed both locations while a public health investigation is conducted.

There has been a positive case of COVID-19 associated with the Bayfield location. Based on current information, the risk to the public is low.

Anyone who was at the Bayfield Zehr’s Country Market on August 6, 7, 8, 10 or 11 is encouraged to self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19, and arrange for assessment and possibly testing if necessary.

As the investigation continues there may be further updates.

“The premises owner is fully cooperative and supports the decision to temporarily close while more information is gathered,” says Dr. Miriam Klassen, Medical Officer of Health.  

The Health Unit phone line has no further information or direction to share with the public at this time. Anyone in the public who has questions about symptoms, testing or tracing for COVID-19 can visit or

It’s important to remember that COVID-19 continues to circulate across Huron-Perth and Ontario.

All residents of Huron-Perth are encouraged to do the following:

  • If you experience symptoms of COVID-19, self-isolate and arrange for testing.
  • Wash your hands regularly and thoroughly.
  • Maintain physical distance of 6 feet/2 metres from anyone not in your social circle.
  • Wear a non-medical cloth face covering in indoor public spaces and in settings where physical distancing cannot be maintained.