Peterborough Public Health News

Archives for "November 2020"


Riverview Manor LTC – Unknown Respiratory Outbreak declared and Extendicare Peterborough – Over — Outbreak Alert #071

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Nov 24, 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:  2020-11-23 Time:  12:00 PM  Alert #071  

COVID-19 Safety Plans Now Required by Multiple Sectors in Yellow-Protect Zone

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Nov 24, 2020

Public Health Inspectors to Enforce Tighter Public Health Measures Public Health Inspectors will be ensuring local business owners and operators have developed and made available their COVID-19 Safety Plans following yesterday’s move for the area into the Yellow-Protect zone of the provincial COVID-19 response framework. “Businesses have until next Monday to complete their Safety Plans […]

Peterborough Region Moving into ‘Protect’ Level to Control Spread of COVID-19

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Nov 20, 2020

As of Monday November 23, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. Peterborough Public Health will be strengthening COVID-19 measures and moving into the Yellow – PROTECT level of the provincial COVID-19 Response Framework. “Moving into the yellow zone is based on a number of indicators that show the rate of community spread is increasing, even if we […]

Extendicare Peterborough Outbreak Identified as Enterovirus & Rhinovirus – Alert #70

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Nov 16, 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:  2020-11-16 Time:  12:00 PM  Alert #070

Board of Health November 12 Meeting Summary

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Nov 13, 2020

Staff Report: Update on the City of Peterborough By-law to Control the Idling of Vehicles The Board reviewed a staff report regarding the health effects of idling vehicles and the status of City efforts to curb this source of air pollution. According to Health Canada, a large body of scientific evidence has been accumulating over […]

Extendicare Peterborough – Unknown Respiratory Outbreak – Alert#69

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Nov 11, 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:  2020-11-11 Time:  4:15 PM  Alert #069

November – Vaping continues to pose a threat to Peterborough’s young people

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Nov 10, 2020

It will come as no surprise that during this pandemic, more of us have been turning to substance use as a coping mechanism. Although many business sectors are struggling, sales of alcohol and cannabis have shown increases. According to the Liquor Control Board of Ontario, alcohol sales increased significantly in late March, early on in […]

PRHC C3 & Extendicare Peterborough – Outbreaks OVER – Alert #068

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Nov 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:  2020-11-09 Time:  2:30 PM  Alert #068

Staying COVID-19-Safe This Remembrance Day

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Nov 09, 2020

Peterborough Public Health and Royal Canadian Legion Branch 52 Urge Residents to Honour Our Veterans Virtually This Year As Remembrance Day approaches, Peterborough Public Health and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 52 would like to remind residents of the importance of preventing the spread of COVID-19 while honouring our veterans. This year, residents are strongly encouraged […]

Board of Health Meets Virtually November 12

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Nov 06, 2020

Note: New Thursday Meeting Date Media and the community are advised that the next Board of Health meeting will take place online on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Please note this meeting is moving from its usual Wednesday time slot to Thursday due to Remembrance Day. For access instructions to the online meeting, […]

Centennial Place LTCH – Unknown Enteric Outbreak – Alert #67

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Nov 05, 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:  2020-11-05 Time:  12:30 PM  Alert #067

Fairhaven LTCH – COVID-19 Outbreak – Alert #66

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Nov 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:  2020-11-02 Time:  9:30 AM  Alert #066