Outbreak Management

If you have questions about an outbreak in your facility, or you think your facility is in an outbreak situation, you must notify Huron Perth Public Health. If you get a voicemail, press “0” and ask to be redirected to someone who can assist you.

If it is outside of business hours (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday) please call our after-hours number 

Perth: 1-800-431-2054 or Huron: 519-482-7077

 and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases locally and in Ontario, and the emergence of the Omicron variant, Public Health will be supporting organizations to make their own assessment and decisions regarding critical staffing needs. To support organizations as work self-isolation in high-risk congregate living settings is considered, please see COVID-19 in highest risk settings.  

Outbreak prevention and guidelines

View the following resources:

Gastrointestinal outbreaks

View these resources to learn how to respond to a gastrointestinal outbreak in your facility:

Respiratory outbreaks

View these resources learn how to respond to a respiratory outbreak in your facility: