As a precaution, Huron Perth Public Health has temporarily closed Anna Mae’s Bakery and Restaurant in Perth East while a public health investigation is conducted.
There has been a positive case of COVID-19 associated with the restaurant. Based on current information, the risk to the public is low. As the investigation continues there may be further updates. The restaurant owner is fully cooperative and supports the decision to temporarily close while more information is gathered.
“This decision has been made out of an abundance of caution,” says Dr. Miriam Klassen, Medical Officer of Health. “We appreciate the support of the restaurant operator as we continue our investigation.”
When Huron Perth Public Health receives a report of a confirmed positive case of COVID-19, public health staff immediately begin to conduct thorough contact tracing related to the case, which is a priority for stopping the spread of COVID-19.
This public health investigation includes contacting each person identified as being at risk. For those at higher risk, direction is provided including whether they need to isolate and for how long. For many, the risk is not high and those individuals will need to monitor their symptoms for up to two weeks to ensure they do not become infected. High-risk contacts typically have had face-to-face contact with the case within 2 metres (6 feet) for a prolonged period of time (greater than 15 minutes).
It’s important to remember that COVID-19 continues to circulate across Huron-Perth and Ontario.
All residents of Huron-Perth are encouraged to do the following:
If you experience symptoms of COVID-19, self-isolate and arrange for testing.
Wash your hands regularly and thoroughly.
Maintain physical distance of 6 feet/2 metres from anyone not in your social circle.
Wear a non-medical cloth face covering in indoor public spaces and in settings where physical distancing cannot be maintained.