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Health Unit receives private donation to help families with young children purchase food

Posted on Thursday, August 06, 2020 10:03 AM

Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) recently received a financial donation from an anonymous donor. The donation has contributed to the Health Unit and community partners’ efforts to support Huron County families dealing with the direct and indirect impacts of COVID-19.  

“The funding comes at a critical time as local families continue to struggle with financial hardships, increased stressors and anxieties, which have been made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic,” says Amy MacDonald, Acting Public...

Health Unit offering Hepatitis B and HPV 2nd dose clinics for grade 7 students

Posted on Wednesday, August 05, 2020 03:19 PM

Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) is going to be offering vaccination clinics for grade seven students of the 2019-2020 school cohort to provide the second dose of Hepatitis B (Hep B) and Human Papillomavirus (HPV). These vaccines are typically administered to students in the schools, but due to COVID-19, only one of the two required doses were administered this past school year.

Students need two doses of both the Hep B and HPV in order to be fully protected from these diseases.

Clinics will run...

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Posted on Wednesday, August 05, 2020 10:50 AM

Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) is working our local partners and stakeholders and with the provincial and federal governments to respond to COVID-19 (novel coronavirus).

Learn more about the province’s Phase 3 re-opening, which includes Huron and Perth counties.

COVID-19 update with Dr. Klassen | Bruce Power, recorded July 27, 2020

Facebook Live: "Masks and staying safe in our community" recorded July 16, 2020

HPPH temporarily closes restaurant as precaution

Posted on Tuesday, August 04, 2020 03:57 PM

As a precaution, Huron Perth Public Health has temporarily closed Anna Mae’s Bakery and Restaurant in Perth East while a public health investigation is conducted.

There has been a positive case of COVID-19 associated with the restaurant. Based on current information, the risk to the public is low. As the investigation continues there may be further updates. The restaurant owner is fully cooperative and supports the decision to temporarily close while more information is gathered.

“This decision has...

COVID-19 Update

Posted on Sunday, August 02, 2020 04:17 PM

Huron Perth Public Health has identified four new COVID-19 cases over the weekend, bringing the total cases in Huron Perth to 72.

Five of the most recent cases are in Perth East and linked to the same extended community of Low German speaking communities in Southwestern Ontario which is currently experiencing a surge of COVID-19 cases. All cases in Perth East are self-isolating and contract tracing is being done with the support of the leadership of the local Low German speaking community.

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