s the second wave of COVID-19 has reached Ontario and Huron County has been elevated to the Yellow: Protect level in the COVID-19 Response Framework for Keeping Ontario Safe and Open, pandemic fatigue is a real concern. With regional case numbers on the rise, it is now more important than ever for Huron County residents to continue to adhere to local public health directions.
Huron County Paramedic Services is helping Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) by offering flu shot clinics (influenza immunizations) in key locations for across the County throughout the fall season. For more information about where to get the flu shot in Huron County, visit Huron Perth Public Health’s website.
On July 13, 2020, Dr. Miriam Klassen, Medical Officer of Health for Huron and Perth counties, issued formal instructions to employers on the use of face coverings in commercial establishments. These instructions require business owners to implement a policy for the use of non-medical masks or face coverings, including the expectation that people entering establishments will wear a face covering. Official instructions are being shared with operators and are posted to the Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) website.
The County is grateful to our seasonal residents for practicing safe travel recommendations and following public health guidelines when moving between communities. Huron County continues to urge all residents to practice physical distancing and proper hygiene protocols outlined by the Provincial Medical Officer of Health.
The May 14th Provincial announcement to enter stage one of the three-stage reopening plan allows select businesses to reopen with some restrictions as of Tuesday, May 19th. The County of Huron encourages businesses to only open if they are ready and have proper safety measures in place.