[Huron County, Ontario] – 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. Supplementary resources for operators of commercial establishments are also posted on their website. For more information, visit www.hpph.ca or call the HPPH phone line at 1-888-221-2133.
“The County continues to recommend residents and business owners to follow the direction of public health,” said Warden Ginn. “The Huron County community has done an excellent job in doing their part to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, including exercising preventative public health measures as the province works towards a successful Stage 3 reopening.”
The County of Huron encourages members of the public to practice kindness and patience as economic activity continues to resume and reopen, and businesses adjust and adhere to public health protocols.
Huron County asks all residents and visitors to continue respecting all public health guidelines, including performing hand hygiene, practicing physical distancing, and staying home if feeling ill. Stay informed on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in Huron County by visiting the Huron-Perth Public Health website.
For more information on Huron Perth Public Health’s instructions on use of face coverings in commercial establishments, see the following resources:
- HPPH Media Release, July 9, 2020: HPPH to issue instructions on use of face coverings in commercial establishments
- Face coverings and Huron Perth Public Health Instructions, July 13, 2020: https://www.hpph.ca/en/health-matters/masks-or-face-coverings.aspx