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April 17, 2020

COVID-19 in Huron County remains a high level concern as does the risk of community spread.

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.

April 16, 2020

County of Huron Public Works Department Maintains Essential Services

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.

April 15, 2020

County of Huron Develops Community Care Team for Home Assessments & Care

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.

April 3, 2020

County of Huron to Match Employers with Employees

Huron County Economic Development is looking to hear from both businesses in need of employees to fill essential roles and those that are willing to share that they have laid off workers. This information will be used for the Huron County Economic Development department to help essential service businesses with interim workforce strategies to fill needed roles within the community.

April 1, 2020

COVID-19 – Huron County Cottagers: Safety First

Cottagers are encouraged to please consider the impact that these unexpected off-season relocations can have on rural communities. The County of Huron urges all residents and cottagers to avoid any non-essential travel. If you are a snowbird, or otherwise returning from travel abroad, the Government of Canada mandates that you self-isolate or self-quarantine for 14 days.

March 31, 2020

Huron County Businesses Asked to Complete COVID-19 Impact Survey

Huron County Economic Development is asking the business community to fill out a COVID-19 impact survey, providing high-level responses to 10 key questions. The 6-minute Huron County COVID-19 Impact Survey can be found by visiting or Huron County Economic Development on Facebook.

March 28, 2020

COVID-19 – Huron County‘s First COVID-19 Case Confirmed

Dr. Miriam Klassen, Medical Officer of Health confirmed the first positive case of COVID-19 in Huron County.

March 24, 2020

COVID-19 – County of Huron Declares State of Emergency

Warden Jim Ginn declared a State of Emergency for the County of Huron at approximately 4:00 PM today, March 24, 2020

March 23, 2020

COVID-19 – County of Huron Front Line Workers Need PPE Supplies

If you are a local business or organization that has available PPE supplies in stock for immediate use by County of Huron paramedics, social services, and long-term care homes, please contact the County of Huron.