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Huron Perth Public Health Explains Their Role in Stage 3 Reopening

Huron Perth Public Health has received questions and comments regarding large, planned organized events as re-openings continue in Ontario.

HURON/PERTH COUNTY - As Stage 3 re-openings continue across Ontario, Huron Perth Public Health has received questions and comments in regards to large organized events that are planned or local events occurring.

While HPPH says they do not approve or deny the holding of large organized events, their role is to make sure that the guidance and protocols are followed at all stages of reopening, under the Province's re-opening framework.

Every stage of the province's reopening has been developed with purposeful guidance and protocols to ensure the health and safety of the people in Ontario remains the number one priority.

Since the start of the pandemic, factors associated with the reopening across Ontario have been carefully looked at and consulted with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts, the government has made decisions related to application of public health measures.

Medical Officer of Health Dr. Miriam Klassen says their role is to make sure people are safe during the events.

"The provincial government has set out requirements and rules for areas in Stage 3 under O.Reg 364/20 - Rules for Areas in Stage 3 under Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19). The role of the local public health unit is to work with the event operator, before and during the event, to ensure that proper public health measures are being followed. Public health does have the ability to intervene and impose restrictions during the event if public health measures are not being followed."

Given the collective success in flattening the COVID-19 curve, Stage 3 re-openings are happening across the province.

Businesses and sectors that are unable to open or facing significant difficulties in operating while under Stage 3 restrictions can visit here to work with the provincial government on a reopening plan.

You can go here to learn more information on what is allowed under Stage 3.

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