Effective Monday, November 23 at 12:01 a.m., the Province of Ontario is moving the region of Huron Perth Public Health into the Orange-Restrict level of the Keeping Ontario Safe & Open Framework.
As the number of cases rises across the province and in our area, we must all follow public health measures, says Dr. Miriam Klassen, Medical Officer of Health. To protect our most vulnerable members and our healthcare capacity, its critical that we stop the community spread across Huron and Perth. Things can change quickly, so we need to be vigilant now to flatten the curve of this second wave.
Huron-Perth Update (20Nov)
Huron Perth data that was reported today includes 10 new confirmed community cases, for a cumulative total of 264. Ten cases were resolved, therefore there continues to be 48 active cases in Huron Perth. As reported today with regards to the outbreak at Cedarcroft Place, there are 43 confirmed cases in residents (30 active) and 19 positive staff (1 active). A fourth round of prevalence testing is happening today and Monday.
There is a cluster of cases HPPH continues to investigate involving numerous households connected by social interactions in Perth and Huron.
The Orange-Restrict level builds on the public health measures of the previous Yellow-Protect level.
Gathering limits for private events, public events and religious services, weddings and funerals will remain the same:
Gathering limits for certain organized public events and social gatherings (e.g. barbeques) are:
10 people indoors
25 people outdoors
Gathering limits for organized public events and gatherings are:
50 people indoors
100 people outdoors
Gathering limits for religious services, weddings and funerals are:
30% capacity indoors
100 people outdoors
Requirements for face coverings and workplace screening requirements will also remain the same.
However, under Orange-Restrict there are additional requirements for the following:
Restaurants, bars and other food and drink establishments
Sports and recreational fitness facilities
Meeting and event spaces
Personal Care Services
Casinos, bingo halls and gaming establishments
Performing arts facilities
More information on Orange-Restrict public health measures, as well as the Keeping Ontario Safe & Open Framework, can be found at:
Government of Ontario Orange-Restrict
Huron Perth Public Health
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