Some good news from Huron Perth Public Health on the COVID-19 front.
The health unit says the number of new infections, hospitalizations, and outbreaks is dropping. The return to school in January and the recent easing of some public health restrictions have not led to a significant rebound in cases. Because of this Public Health is rescinding its Letter of Instruction to churches and places of worship and Letter of Recommendation for businesses and employers.
“The actions that have been taken over the past two years to control COVID-19, and most recently the Omicron wave, have been effective at saving lives, slowing virus transmission, preventing more outbreaks from occurring, and maintaining hospital capacity,” says Dr. Miriam Klassen, Medical Officer of Health for Huron Perth. “We also know that the public health measures have had adverse mental health, social, and economic impacts. I appreciate the sacrifices that people have made during this very challenging time.”
However, all provincial health mandates must still be followed. Huron Public Health reminds everyone to wear masks as well as practice good hand hygiene, and get vaccinated to prevent the spread of COVID-19.