[Huron County, Ontario] – As the first long weekend of the season approaches, the County of Huron would like to remind all Huron County residents, seasonal residents, cottagers and valued visitors to act responsibly and continue to avoid all non-essential travel. Travelling of any kind increases the chance for the spread of illness.
Historically, the May long weekend marks the beginning of a busy season in Huron County. “This is typically the time of year when local establishments welcome visitors who flock to our region to enjoy our natural beauty, beaches and local hospitality.” said Huron County Warden, Jim Ginn, “This year will be notably different, but if we follow the current recommendations and do this right, soon we will be able to return to the Huron County that we know and love.”
Visitors should be aware that some local residents have a good deal of anxiety with visitors from more highly infected areas coming to our area. To avoid disputes, we highly recommend that if you choose to come to your cottage or seasonal residence that you stay on your property.
Cottagers who are considering relocating to their Huron County properties or are already there, are asked to consider the following:
- Local stores, beaches, and trails and many local services remain closed.
- Physical distancing recommendations outlined by Public Health officials are still in place including; maintaining a 2 metre distance from others at all times, avoiding crowds or gatherings of any kind, engaging in group activities or visiting popular destinations.
- All non-essential outings should be avoided including; day-tripping to local communities, and socializing with people not in your own household.
- Cottagers should provision themselves for several weeks before leaving their home community, including food and comfort items, and should not make stops along the way.
- Cottagers should consider where their health needs can best be met in an emergency situation and develop an exit plan with immediate family, in case of any indications of illness.
Up to date information on confirmed cases listed by lower tier municipalities within Huron County can be found on the Huron Perth Public Health – COVID-19 in Huron Perth webpage.
Huron County continues to urge all residents to practice physical distancing and proper hygiene protocols outlined by the Provincial Medical Officer of Health. Stay informed on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in Huron County by visiting the Huron-Perth Public Health website.