Peterborough Public Health News

Archives for "October 2020"


PRHC – Unit C3 – Rhinovirus – Alert # 65

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Oct 30, 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:  2020-10-29 Time:  10:00 PM  Alert #065

Dedicated Flu Shot Clinics for Announced by Peterborough Public Health

BY kerri | PUBLISHED: Oct 29, 2020

Appointment-Only Clinics for  Children Under Five Years without a Healthcare Provider; November 5 Clinic in Millbrook for All Area Residents Peterborough Public Health will be holding several free flu immunization clinics in the coming months targeted to groups who may face additional barriers to accessing the flu shot. On Thursday, November 5 from 3:00 p.m. to […]

More Local Health Care Workers Received Their Flu Shot Last Year

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Oct 27, 2020

Annual Influenza Immunization Rate at PRHC Increased by 8.8% Peterborough Public Health is reporting some good news for local patients as the number of local health care workers (HCW) who received their flu shot increased last year. “Influenza vaccination provides important protection for health care workers and their patients,” said Dr. Rosana Salvaterra, Medical Officer […]

PRHC – Unit C3 – Unknown Respiratory Outbreak – Alert #64

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Oct 26, 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: 2020-10-26 Time: 12:30 PM  Alert #064

PRHC – Unit B3 – Outbreak Over – Alert #63

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Oct 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: 2020-10-23 Time: 4:30 PM  Alert #063

Schools & COVID-19: Live Conversation with Dr. Salvaterra October 26

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Oct 21, 2020

Parents & Caregivers Invited to Join Online and Have Their Public Health Questions Answered Peterborough Public Health is inviting local parents and caregivers to join a live online conversation with Medical Officer of Health Dr. Rosana Salvaterra to address frequently asked questions relating to schools and preventing the spread of COVID-19. This virtual event will take […]

How to Keep Halloween Fun and Safe for All

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Oct 21, 2020

Residents Encouraged to Know the Risks and Follow These Tips to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 As Halloween approaches, Peterborough Public Health is providing residents with recommendations for a fun and safe celebration. “Evidence over the weekend showed an increased risk for local transmission of COVID-19, so this year, the safest option is to celebrate Halloween […]

October 14 Board of Health Meeting Summary

BY kerri | PUBLISHED: Oct 19, 2020

Board of Health Membership   The Board of Health bid farewell to four of members who have completed or will be completing their terms of service. This includes four provincial appointees, Greg Connolley, Kerri Davies, Cathy Praamsma, and Michael Williams. Each was recognized for their important contributions and leadership steering public health governance over the past […]

October – Time to Pivot: COVID-19 Testing Update

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Oct 15, 2020

A week seems like a long time in the life of a pandemic. So much can change! It’s been a week since the province stepped back from its earlier approach of offering widespread testing for COVID-19. We owe a great deal of gratitude to Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) for hosting the assessment centre and […]

October 3 Provincial Regulations Replace Local Face Covering Directive

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Oct 14, 2020

Peterborough Public Health Rescinds Local Directive With the new provincial regulations coming into effect October 3 requiring the use of masks in all indoor areas, Peterborough Public Health has rescinded its local Mandatory Face Covering Directive. “My team and I have reviewed the provincial amendments and they are equivalent or stronger to the requirements of […]

Peterborough Regional Health Centre – Unit B3 – Enteric Outbreak – Alert 62

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Oct 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: 2020-10-13 Time: 4:30 PM  Alert #062

Fairhaven LTC – Covid-19 Outbreak – Over – Alert #61

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Oct 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: 2020-10-13 Time: 12:00 PM  Alert #061

Board of Health Meets October 14

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Oct 09, 2020

Location: Anstruther Lake, Buckhorn Lake & Chemong Lake Rooms, Peterborough Public Health, Jackson Square, 185 King St., Second Floor Media and the community are advised that the next Board of Health meeting will take place on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. Please note the meeting location is on the second floor in the […]

Peterborough Public Health Launches New Local COVID-19 Data Tracker Tool

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Oct 09, 2020

Interactive Tool Improves Access to COVID-19 Case & Outbreak Information Peterborough Public Health has launched its new local COVID-19 data tracker available at https://localcovidtracker.ca/. This interactive online tool is updated by 5:00 p.m. daily and allows residents to stay on top of all COVID-19 cases, outbreaks and related statistics for the Peterborough area. “This COVID-19 […]

How to Plan a COVID-19 Safe Thanksgiving

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Oct 07, 2020

Residents Encouraged to Stay Home, Stay Local, and Know the Risks As Thanksgiving approaches, Peterborough Public Health is providing recommendations to help residents plan a safe and healthy holiday. “With COVID-19 still present in our community and in other provincial hotspots, we strongly recommend celebrating Thanksgiving only with those in your household, and avoid travelling […]

Extendicare Peterborough LTC- Respiratory Outbreak declared & Riverview Manor LTC Outbreak – over

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Oct 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: 2020-10-06 Time: 3:30 PM  Alert #060

Visitors to Kawartha Country Wines on October 3 Advised to Self-Monitor for COVID-19 Symptoms

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Oct 05, 2020

Positive Case Visited Site; Public Health Risk is Low Peterborough Public Health is advising anyone who visited Kawartha Country Wines in Buckhorn on Saturday, October 3, 2020 between 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. to self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days. PPH was notified today that a positive case from outside the Peterborough area visited […]

New Provincial Public Health Measures Tighten Masking and Social Gathering Regulations

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Oct 03, 2020

Local Residents Advised to Stay Home and Stay “Local” Yesterday’s provincial announcement means there are now tighter rules for local residents when it comes social gatherings and wearing masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19. “Stay with your household, stay local, and always wear a mask in indoor settings when outside your home,” said Dr. […]