Emergency Service Workers

If you are exposed to a communicable disease, you must report it to your Designated Officer.

What to do if you have been exposed to an infectious disease

  • Seek emergency medical attention, if needed
  • Report the exposure to your Designated Officer

Reduce your risk of getting an infectious disease

You can reduce your risk of getting an infectious disease by:

  • Washing your hands with soap and water
  • Wear personal protective equipment (PPE) if needed
  • Following cleaning and disinfecting protocols
  • Keeping up to date on your immunizations

Get vaccinated

At Huron Perth Public Health, we recommend that you keep your routine immunizations up to date. You should have immunization protection against:

  • tetanus and diphtheria
  • hepatitis B
  • influenza
  • varicella (chicken pox)
  • MMR (measles, mumps and rubella)