The County of Huron continues to work diligently in addressing the challenges associated with homelessness, poverty and housing instability in Huron County. To properly address the complexities of homelessness, both immediate action and long-term solutions are required.
The County of Huron is committed to supporting the back to school plans, established by the Avon Maitland District School Board and the Huron Perth Catholic School Board in consultation with Huron Perth Public Health, to ensure both the community and its learning environments remain as safe as possible.
As the provincial Phase 3 re-opening and summer season is well underway, and life begins to look more familiar, it can become easy to slip into old habits. However, the County of Huron reminds its residents that the COVID-19 virus remains circulating in Ontario and following public health measures continues to be as important as ever.
Huron County Library is pleased to announce that as of August 15, 2020 curbside service is available at all 12 branches located throughout the County, including Alice Munro in Wingham, Bayfield, Blyth, Brussels, Clinton, Exeter, Goderich, Hensall, Howick, Kirkton, Seaforth, and Zurich. Hours vary from branch to branch and are regularly being adjusted to meet the public’s needs. Visit huroncounty.ca/library for complete curbside service details.
The Huron County Clean Water Project is a fund that supports water quality projects in Huron County. In 2020, the County of Huron allocated $400,000 in funds to be distributed through the Maitland Valley Conservation Authority (MVCA) and the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA) who deliver the program on behalf of the County. To apply for funding, or to obtain further information, call Maitland Valley Conservation Authority at 519.335.3557 or Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority at 519.235.2610 or 1.888.286.2610.
Led by Huron County Economic Development with $15,000 in funds provided through a partnership with Community Futures Huron, the Huron Recovery Grant Program will award grants of up to $2,500 to eligible applicants in Huron County as they pivot to maintain operations and to help offset costs associated with this transition.
In consultation with local municipalities and community partners, the County of Huron Economic Development department has produced a business signage package for consistent entryway signage to businesses and establishments that do not have consistent signage programs in their communities already.
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.