Peterborough Public Health News

Archives for "January 2020"


Coronavirus and You: How to Stay Safe and Remain Calm

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Jan 28, 2020

  Joint Release: Peterborough Area Healthcare Partners Share Precautions for Local Residents While the risk remains low, local healthcare partners have infection prevention and control measures in place to protect the community should there be a confirmed local case of the novel coronavirus. “Travel history to China remains a key factor in determining the risk […]

Riverview Manor Rhinovirus Outbreak Over Alert #12

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Jan 23, 2020

This table is updated when a new outbreak is declared, when a causative agent is identified and/or when an outbreak is declared over.  If you have questions about these outbreaks, please contact the facility. For further information, call Infectious Diseases program staff at 705-743-1000. Alert Date:  2020-01-23 Time:  10:00 am (Alert #012)

Board of Health Proposes Principles to Guide Future of Ontario’s Public Health System

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Jan 21, 2020

Investing in Public Health a Key Strategy to Preventing Hallway Healthcare In light of the Ministry of Health’s stated “reset” on its plans to amalgamate health units, today Peterborough Public Health’s Board of Health released a position paper articulating the principles from a rural Ontario perspective that can help guide any restructuring of the provincial public […]

Centennial Place LTC – Enteric Outbreak – Over – Alert #011

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Jan 21, 2020

This table is updated when a new outbreak is declared, when a causative agent is identified and/or when an outbreak is declared over. If you have questions about these outbreaks, please contact the facility. For further information, call Infectious Diseases program staff at 705-743-1000. Alert Date: 2020-01-21 Time: 10:00 am (Alert #011)

Sherbrooke Heights Retirement Residence – Enteric Outbreak – Alert #010

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Jan 20, 2020

This table is updated when a new outbreak is declared, when a causative agent is identified and/or when an outbreak is declared over. If you have questions about these outbreaks, please contact the facility. For further information, call Infectious Diseases program staff at 705-743-1000. Alert Date: 2020-01-20 Time: 2:45 pm (Alert #010)

Rubidge Retirement Residence – Enteric Outbreak Over – Alert #009

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Jan 14, 2020

This table is updated when a new outbreak is declared, when a causative agent is identified and/or when an outbreak is declared over. If you have questions about these outbreaks, please contact the facility. For further information, call Infectious Diseases program staff at 705-743-1000. Alert Date: 2020-01-14 Time: 10:00 am (Alert #009)

January – The Goods on Greens: Are Prepared Salads Safe?

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Jan 14, 2020

Who doesn’t love the convenience of purchasing prepared salads or prewashed greens – I know I do. But recent outbreaks of human illness, including hospitalizations and deaths are raising concerns that perhaps these pre-packaged and pre-washed salad greens pose too much of a health risk, and are best avoided. Are these products safe to eat? […]

January 8 – Board of Health Meeting Summary

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Jan 13, 2020

Selwyn Mayor Andy Mitchell Elected as New Chair of Board of Health, Provincial Appointee Kerri Davies Elected Vice Chair At its inaugural meeting of the new year, the board held elections for its 2020 positions. Andy Mitchell, Mayor of Selwyn Township was acclaimed as the new board chair, and Kerri Davies, Provincial Appointee was also […]

Springdale Country Manor LTC – Outbreak Over – Alert #008

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Jan 13, 2020

This table is updated when a new outbreak is declared, when a causative agent is identified and/or when an outbreak is declared over. If you have questions about these outbreaks, please contact the facility. For further information, call Infectious Diseases program staff at 705-743-1000. Alert Date: 2020-01-13 Time: 12:00 pm (Alert #008)

Rubidge Retirement Residence – Respiratory Outbreak Over – Alert #007

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Jan 10, 2020

This table is updated when a new outbreak is declared, when a causative agent is identified and/or when an outbreak is declared over. If you have questions about these outbreaks, please contact the facility. For further information, call Infectious Diseases program staff at 705-743-1000. Alert Date: 2020-01-10 Time: 12:00 pm (Alert #007)  

Project Team at Peterborough Public Health Wins National Award

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Jan 10, 2020

Health Promotion Canada Award Recognizes Excellence in Public Health Submissions to City and County Official Plans Health Promotion Canada bestowed a national award yesterday to a project team at Peterborough Public Health for their 2018 submissions to the Official Plan Reviews for the City and County of Peterborough. “We are incredibly proud of this accomplishment as […]

Centennial Place LTC – Norovirus – Outbreak Alert #006

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Jan 09, 2020

This table is updated when a new outbreak is declared, when a causative agent is identified and/or when an outbreak is declared over. If you have questions about these outbreaks, please contact the facility. For further information, call Infectious Diseases program staff at 705-743-1000. Alert Date: 2020-01-09 Time: 04:00 pm (Alert #006)

Riverview Manor LTC – Entero/Rhinovirus – Outbreak Alert #005

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Jan 09, 2020

This table is updated when a new outbreak is declared, when a causative agent is identified and/or when an outbreak is declared over. If you have questions about these outbreaks, please contact the facility. For further information, call Infectious Diseases program staff at 705-743-1000. Alert Date: 2020-01-09 Time: 10:00 am (Alert #005)

Riverview Manor LTC – Respiratory & Centennial Place LTC – Enteric – Outbreak Alert #004

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Jan 06, 2020

This table is updated when a new outbreak is declared, when a causative agent is identified and/or when an outbreak is declared over. If you have questions about these outbreaks, please contact the facility. For further information, call Infectious Diseases program staff at 705-743-1000. Alert Date: 2020-01-06 Time: 3:20 pm (Alert #004)

First Influenza Outbreak Confirmed in Local Long Term Care Home

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Jan 03, 2020

Flu Shot Still Widely Available in the Community Peterborough Public Health is reporting the season’s first influenza outbreak at a local long term care home. “Residents of the facility have tested positive for Influenza A, which is one of the many strains contained in this year’s flu vaccine,” said Dr. Rosana Salvaterra, Medical Officer of […]

Board of Health Meets January 8

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Jan 03, 2020

Location: J.K. Edwards Board Room, Peterborough Public Health, Jackson Square, 185 King St., Third Floor Media and the community are advised that the next Board of Health meeting will take place on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. To download the agenda and the online board package, please visit: https://www.peterboroughpublichealth.ca/about-us/meetings/ This meeting is open […]

Springdale Manor LTC – Influenza Outbreak – Alert #003

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Jan 03, 2020

This table is updated when a new outbreak is declared, when a causative agent is identified and/or when an outbreak is declared over.  If you have questions about these outbreaks, please contact the facility. For further information, call Infectious Diseases program staff at 705-743-1000. Alert Date:  2020-01-03 Time:  3:30 pm (Alert #003)

Rubidge Retirement – Rhinovirus Respiratory Outbreak Alert #002

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Jan 03, 2020

This table is updated when a new outbreak is declared, when a causative agent is identified and/or when an outbreak is declared over. If you have questions about these outbreaks, please contact the facility. For further information, call Infectious Diseases program staff at 705-743-1000. Alert Date: 2020-01-03 Time: 9:30 am (Alert #002)

Springdale Manor LTC Unknown Respiratory #001

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Jan 02, 2020

This table is updated when a new outbreak is declared, when a causative agent is identified and/or when an outbreak is declared over.  If you have questions about these outbreaks, please contact the facility. For further information, call Infectious Diseases program staff at 705-743-1000. Alert Date:  2020-01-02 Time:  2:30 pm (Alert #001)