Huron County is receiving $708,100 from the Province of Ontario’s $200 million Social Services Relief Fund in response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. County of Huron Social Services is working on a multifaceted approach to distribute funds and ensure that vulnerable members of the Huron County community are able to receive the support they need to remain safe and healthy.
The County of Huron Recovery Team is focused on ensuring that business owners have the information and support that they need to make informed decisions and continue to operate. The Recovery Team is reaching out to all local businesses to offer support, gather data on the impact of COVID-19 and lay the groundwork for developing recovery strategies.
County of Huron is collaborating with Relouw Early Childhood Learning Centre in Exeter and Huron County Community Home Childcare program to provide Emergency Licensed Child Care free of charge to essential workers.
Huron County, Bruce County and Bruce Power have all stepped up to purchase a Clean Flow Health Care Mini. The machines will be used to sanitize personal protective equipment used by front-line health care workers in our fight against COVID-19.
Huron Perth Public Health COVID-19 testing data has recently been distributed and identified by confirmed cases in Huron County lower tier municipalities. It is asked that members of the public keep in mind that these numbers are low because they reflect the minimal amounts of testing that have been able to take place at a local level. These numbers represent the confirmed positive cases, not the unreported or untested cases.
Work and maintenance operated by County of Huron Public Works continues throughout the COVID-19 pandemic response period. The County’s Public Works department is deemed an essential service as per Ontario’s mandated list of essential workplaces.
County of Huron Emergency Services has proactively established a Community Care Team Plan. If the need for this service develops, this plan would redeploy select Paramedics for the care of COVID-19 patients in their homes.