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Archives for "March 2020"


Self-Isolation Compliance and Enforcement of The Quarantine Act

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Mar 31, 2020

Peterborough Public Health continues to seek clarification from the federal government regarding the role of local police forces and public health agencies in the enforcement of the Quarantine Act. The Quarantine Act gives authority to a Quarantine Officer who identifies returning travelers at the port of entry who are either allowed to self-isolate at home or sequestered in a federally-designated quarantine facility. Quarantine Officers are required to […]

Peterborough Public Health Recommends Playground Closures to Prevent Spread of COVID-19

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Mar 27, 2020

Parks and Trails to Remain Open Peterborough Public Health announced today that it is recommending to local municipalities the closure of public playgrounds. Parks are to remain open and park users are reminded to maintain a physical distance of 2 metres from each other. “We arrived at this recommendation as a way to balance the need […]

Mapleview Retirement – Unknown Respiratory Outbreak #33

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Mar 27, 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:  2020-03-27 Time:  4:00 PM (Alert #033)

COVID-19 Compliance and Enforcement

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Mar 27, 2020

(PETERBOROUGH, ON) – On March 17, 2020 the Government of Ontario declared a State of Emergency which has prompted some members of the public to contact the Peterborough County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Peterborough Police Service to request individuals and businesses/institutions be investigated for non-compliance under the Emergency Measures and […]

Peterborough Public Health Reports First COVID-19 Case in Long-Term Care Home

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Mar 26, 2020

Today Peterborough Public Health reported the first case of COVID-19 in a local long-term care home. One resident has tested positive, while two others have respiratory symptoms. Both of these have tested negative. All three are residents of St. Joseph’s at Fleming in Peterborough and are in isolation at the facility. One staff member who […]

Fairhaven LTC – Unknown Enteric Outbreak – Alert#32

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Mar 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:  2020-03-24 Time:  11:00 AM (Alert #032)

St. Joseph’s at Fleming – Unknown Respiratory Outbreak – Alert #31

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Mar 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:  2020-03-23 Time:  3:00 PM (Alert #031)

Sunday Hours Now Available for COVID-19 Calls/Emails to Peterborough Public Health

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Mar 23, 2020

Public Health Nurses Available Seven Days a Week to Consult with Symptomatic Residents Who Have Recently Travelled Peterborough Public Health announced today that due to high call volume it is now offering Sunday phone hours starting March 28, 2020 for residents wanting to speak with a Public Health Nurse about COVID-19. “Residents can now call […]

Enhanced COVID-19 Assessment System Launched in Peterborough Area

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Mar 20, 2020

In-Home Assessments and COVID-19 Testing Now Available by Referral to Improve Case Detection and Patient Care Today local healthcare partners launched an improved way to assess and test residents for COVID-19 who live in the City and County of Peterborough, and Curve Lake and Hiawatha First Nations. The new model, developed by Peterborough Regional Health […]

Peterborough Retirement Residence – Unknown Respiratory Outbreak – Alert #30

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Mar 18, 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:  2020-03-18 Time:  4:20 PM (Alert #030)

Canterbury Gardens & The Regency in Lakefield Resp. Outbreaks Over – Alert #29

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Mar 18, 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:  2020-03-18 Time:  12:40 PM (Alert #029)

BOH March 11 Meeting Summary

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Mar 17, 2020

COVID-19 Update Dr. Salvaterra provided the latest update on COVID-19 and noted that today the World Health Organization declared a pandemic. Currently, several countries are considered hotspots, including China, Iran and Italy. The Public Health Agency of Canada has issued Level 3 travel advisories for these destinations and advised travellers against going on cruises. The […]

The Regency in Lakefield RR – Unknown Respiratory – Alert#28

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Mar 17, 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:  2020-03-17 Time:  4:00 PM (Alert #028)

Centennial Place LTC – Unknown Respiratory – Alert #27

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Mar 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:  2020-03-16 Time:  4:00 PM (Alert #027)

First Case of COVID-19 Reported by Peterborough Public Health 

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Mar 15, 2020

All Protocols Followed and Risk to Local Residents Remains Low Today, Dr. Rosana Salvaterra, Medical Officer of Health for Peterborough Public Health, confirmed the first positive case of COVID-19 in the Peterborough area. On March 12, a male in his 30s presented himself at Peterborough Regional Health Centre’s emergency department with a travel history to Spain and […]

Peterborough Public Health Activates Emergency Response for COVID-19

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Mar 13, 2020

Essential Public Health Programs Continue; Other Services Reduced or Suspended Peterborough Public Health announced today that it has activated its emergency response team to address the COVID-19 pandemic. “While there is still no local positive case, we are now in full emergency response mode in order to focus on the surge of activity related to […]

Canterbury Gardens Retirement Residence – Respiratory Outbreak – causative agent identified – Alert #026

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Mar 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: 2020-03-13 Time: 2:30 PM (Alert #026)

Riverview Manor LTC – RSV Respiratory Outbreak – Alert#25

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Mar 12, 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:  2020-03-12 Time:  3:30 PM (Alert #025)

Fairhaven LTC Unknown Enteric Outbreak Over – Alert#24

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Mar 12, 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:  2020-03-12 Time:  11:30 AM (Alert #024)

Residents with Mild Symptoms & Recent Travel History Abroad Asked to Consult with a Public Health Nurse

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Mar 12, 2020

Extended Hours Available at Peterborough Public Health for COVID-19 Screening Calls Peterborough Public Health announced today that it will be offering extended phone hours to screen residents concerned about COVID-19 if they have mild respiratory symptoms and recent travel history abroad within the last 14 days. “We are encouraging all residents who have travelled outside […]

Canterbury Gardens RR – Unknown Respiratory Outbreak Alert #23

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Mar 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:  2020-03-11 Time:  3:20 PM (Alert #023)

Riverview Manor LTC – Unknown Respiratory – #22

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Mar 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:  2020-03-10 Time:  12:00 PM (Alert #022)

Board of Health Meets March 11

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Mar 06, 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, March 11, 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 […]

Everyone Has a Role Preventing the Spread of COVID-19

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Mar 04, 2020

While Risk Remains Low, Community Advised to Prepare While there are still no local cases and the risk of severe illness remains low, Peterborough Public Health is advising organizations and local residents that now is the time to get ready for the arrival of COVID-19 in our area. “Since there isn’t a vaccine developed yet, […]

“More Than Food” the Focus of Nutrition Month this March

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Mar 02, 2020

Community Encouraged to Consider How They Eat, Not Just What They Eat Peterborough Public Health announced today that “More Than Food” is the theme for this year’s Nutrition Month starting March 1, 2020. “Healthy eating is more than the foods you eat. It is also about where, when, why and how you eat,” said Ashleigh […]