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First Positive COVID-19 in Listowel

Posted on Sunday, April 12, 2020 03:57 PM

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Sunday, April 12, 2020

Huron Perth Public Health has been notified of the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in a Listowel area resident. The female in her 70s has been hospitalized at Listowel Memorial Hospital. Huron Perth Public Health is working to follow up with close contacts of the confirmed case.

President and CEO of Listowel Wingham Hospitals Alliance, Karl Ellis, says, “We have been preparing for several weeks in anticipation of COVID-19 cases.   We will continue...

Huron Perth Public Health Learns of Death in Resident at Greenwood Court

Posted on Saturday, April 11, 2020 03:09 PM

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Saturday, April 11, 2020

Huron Perth Public Health was saddened to learn today of the passing of a resident at Greenwood Court who had tested positive for COVID-19. The resident was in their 80s and became sick with COVID-19 symptoms on April 3.

“We were very sorry to hear of the passing of this person in the Greenwood Court community,” says Dr. Miriam Klassen, Medical Officer of Health. “Our thoughts are with the family, friends and Greenwood Court staff and residents during...

City of Stratford Transit Driver Tests Positive for COVID-19

Posted on Friday, April 10, 2020 05:51 PM

Huron Perth Public Health Reminds People Importance of Physical Distancing as City of Stratford Transit Driver Tests Positive for COVID-19

 

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Friday, April 10, 2020

A City of Stratford transit driver has tested positive for COVID-19. Huron Perth Public Health received the positive result on Friday, April 10. However, given the preventative measures that the City of Stratford had put in place for its transit employees and riders, the risk to the public is considered...

Have a different celebration this year: stay safe and stop the spread

Posted on Thursday, April 09, 2020 11:14 AM

As the world continues to try and stop the spread of COVID-19, the province of Ontario, including Huron and Perth counties, are under emergency orders that prohibit gatherings of more than 5 people. For residents of Huron and Perth marking upcoming religious events such as Easter, Passover or Ramadan, or family birthdays, celebrations will look different this spring.

“I am confident that residents can mark religious events or celebrate birthdays or family events while respecting physical distancing,”...

Two new confirmed COVID-19 cases at local long-term care home

Posted on Wednesday, April 01, 2020 03:36 PM

Huron Perth Public Health has been notified of two confirmed cases of COVID-19 in residents within a long-term care home in Stratford. Two COVID-19 cases were confirmed at Greenwood Court in Stratford within the last 48 hours. Both residents are currently in isolation and Greenwood Court is following up with close contacts of the confirmed cases. Huron Perth Public Health is working closely with the facility to provide further infection control support.

This is the third confirmed case of COVID-19...