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COVID-19 Updates

UPDATE: March 19, 2020 3:30 PM

The Salvation Army in Clinton is available to assist Central Huron residents in the following capacity during the COVID-19 crisis:

Thrift Store:
• The store in Goderich is currently closed to the general public. However, residents may contact our Community & Family Services staff if they require clothing and/or other household items.
• Co-Supervisors: Gayle Sartori & Laurie Petz (519) 524-4188
Community & Family Services:

Our CFS office is open to assist those who are most vulnerable. We are discouraging walk-ins and ask that those in need call to book an appointment. Services offered to our clients include:
• Food Assistance: Food
• Practical Assistance: Clothing/Voucher, Furniture Voucher, Household Good/Voucher, Transportation, Winter Coat
• Financial Assistance: Emergency Housing, Rental Assistance, Utility Assistance
• Manager: Shannon Daniels (519) 482-8586
Huron Out of The Cold:

HOTC is an emergency overnight shelter for men & women in Goderich. The program runs until April 15th, 2020, between the hours of 8 pm and 8 am.
• Manager: Shannon Daniels (519) 524-8822
• HOTC Shelter: (226) 222-2105
Derek Kerr
The Salvation Army in Canada
Suncoast Citadel
303 Suncoast Drive East
Goderich, ON
N7A 4H8

Phone: (519) 524-8822
Fax: (519) 524-4298
Email: derek_kerr@can.salvationarmy.org
Website: www.sagoderich.com



Update: March 17, 2020, 12:32 PM

In person services have been suspended at the town hall.  


UPDATE: March 17, 2020, 11:30 AM
Please see the most recent news release from the County of Huron in their response to Ontario's State of Emergency

Date: March 17, 2020

COVID-19 – Response to Ontario’s Emergency Declaration

[Huron County, Ontario]- Huron County is closely monitoring the status of COVID-19 and new information as it comes out. The County is aware of the recent announcement that Ontario Premier Doug Ford has declared a State of Emergency in the province. The County of Huron has reviewed the orders resulting from this emergency declaration and is currently well within what is required.
The County of Huron encourages all residents to take extra precautionary measures to protect themselves and the community against the spread of the virus.
“The County understands that many residents may be experiencing feelings of worry or anxiety as the current COVID-19 situation continues to evolve,” says Warden Jim Ginn, “The County’s Emergency Management Planning Committee is meeting regularly to review its emergency management procedures and how it can support residents and staff”.
The County of Huron is doing its part to support Huron Perth Public Health’s response in a coordinated manner. The County thanks residents for their patience and cooperation during these uncertain times and continues to ask residents to follow the guidelines set out by the Ontario Ministry of Health.
For detailed and up-to-date information on the Coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit the Huron-Perth Public Health website.
For More Information
Be sure to read credible information regarding the novel coronavirus, including:
Ministry of Health
Public Health Agency of Canada - Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Outbreak Update
Public Health Agency of Canada - Travel Health Notices

Our spokesperson is: Jim Ginn, Warden. 519.524.8394 x 3224. warden@huroncounty.ca

UPDATE - March 17, 2020

Central Huron Council announces that all municipal facilities are closed to the public until further notice.

The County of Huron announced that they are closing all County facilities to the public effective end of day March 16, 2020 - this includes the Clinton Library.


Please be advised of the following measures that are effective immediately. The Central Huron Community Complex (including the Eastlink Arena and the YMCA) is closed until further notice. Central Huron does not intend to re-open the CHCC until after the schools re-open.

For now, Town Hall will remain open to the public. Central Huron Council is meeting Monday, March 16, 2020 and they will determine if municipal service levels will be modified. The muncipality will provide updates accordingly.

Central Huron is following the lead of Huron County with regard to this health concern. The following information comes from the County website:

Huron Perth Public Health is leading overall response along with the Ministry of Health, and are holding regular meetings and teleconferences among health and municipal partners to ensure a coordinated response. For detailed and up-to-date information on the Coronavirus, please visit the Huron-Perth Public Health website.

The County recommends that the public follow the proper hygiene protocols outlined by the Provincial Medical Officer of Health: https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus.

Staff are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation. Updates will be posted regularly as information becomes available. Please visit https://www.huroncounty.ca/

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