Huron Perth MOH says most are being understanding regarding COVID-19 restrictions

Dr. Miriam Klassen, Medical Officer of Health, Huron Perth Public Health.

The increase in the number of COVID-19 cases over the last few weeks seems to have prompted more push back from some people opposed to the restrictions that have come with that increase.

For some it’s just been a letter to the editor, but in some cases there have been protests against things like wearing masks, distancing and reducing the size of gatherings.

Huron Perth Public Health Medical Officer of Health, Doctor Miriam Klassen, says she aware of some frustration, but she says what she’s seeing more often is that people understand.

“What I see more is that people understand this is a global pandemic that we all have to face down together and that there are no short cuts. So I think, for the most part, people are trying to make good decisions.”

Doctor Klassen also points out, they’ve been saying from the beginning this pandemic was going to be a marathon.

“We said all along it’s going to be a marathon and so I can appreciate that people are feeling the weight of that and getting frustrated. But I also think that there will come a time when we will all be able to look back on it and think we all did our best to prevent as many cases and deaths as possible.”

Doctor Klassen adds, we’ve learned a lot from the first wave and there have been many successes but it will be with us for a while yet.