Peterborough Public Health News

Archives for "May 2020"


Are You Ready for the Heat This Summer?

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: May 29, 2020

Peterborough Public Health Activates Heat Warning System With summer quickly approaching, Peterborough Public Health has activated its Heat Warning and Information System (HWIS) to advise residents of the best way to protect their health when temperatures soar. Environment and Climate Change Canada will issue Heat Warnings 18 to 24 hours in advance of the heat […]

Drive-Through Testing for COVID-19 Available at Kinsmen Centre Starting May 27 in Peterborough

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: May 26, 2020

Residents Without Symptoms Welcome to Get Tested Those With Symptoms to Call PRHC Assessment Centre Starting on Wednesday, May 27, local residents without symptoms can access drive-through testing for COVID-19 at the Kinsmen Civic Centre on a first-come, first-served basis. This announcement was made today by local healthcare partners Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC), Peterborough […]

Kawartha Heights Retirement Residence COVID-19 Outbreak Over – Alert #52

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: May 25, 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:  2020-05-25 Time:  10:30 AM  Alert #052

Have COVID-19 Symptoms? Stay Home and Get Tested!

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: May 21, 2020

Front-line Workers Encouraged to Self-Monitor and Seek Out Testing if Symptomatic As the province enters Phase One of its reopening plan, Peterborough Public Health encourages all residents to get tested if they have any COVID-19 symptoms, especially if they are front-line workers. “Our local healthcare system has plenty of capacity to test residents with symptoms in […]

Peterborough Retirement Residence – Enteric Outbreak Over – Alert #051

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: May 19, 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: 2020-05-19 Time: 3:00 PM  Alert #051

St Joseph’s at Fleming LTC – Over – Outbreak Alert #050

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: May 15, 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: 2020-05-15 Time: 11:00 AM  Alert #050

Board of Health May 13 Meeting Summary

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: May 14, 2020

This meeting was held by teleconference in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and provincial emergency order prohibiting gatherings of more than five people. Board of Health Membership The Board of Health bid farewell to provincial appointees Catharine Praamsma and Michael Williams as their terms have expired. Board chair Andy Mitchell thanked them both for their […]

COVID-19 Testing Completed in All Local Seniors’ Residences

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: May 13, 2020

More Than 3,500 Residents and Staff Tested in 20 Facilities Today Peterborough Public Health reported the completion of COVID-19 testing for residents and staff in 20 local seniors’ residences. “This work was already underway before the Premier’s April 21 directive, and thanks to the tremendous support of our local healthcare partners, we were able to […]

Peterborough Retirement Residence – Enteric Outbreak – Alert #049

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: May 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: 2020-05-12 Time: 12:45 PM  Alert #049

Garage Sales Strongly Discouraged in Peterborough City and County

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: May 12, 2020

Safety Tips Provided for Online Sales of Second-hand Items Peterborough Public Health is advising residents that garage and/or yard sales should not be held within its jurisdiction until further notice. This is in accordance with the extended emergency order issued by the Government of Ontario which prohibits public and social gatherings of more than five […]

Kawartha Heights Retirement Residence – COVID-19 Outbreak – Alert #48

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: May 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:  2020-05-11 Time:  3:40 PM  Alert #048

Board of Health Meets Virtually on May 13

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: May 11, 2020

Location: Teleconference – Login Details Below Media and the community are advised that the next Board of Health meeting will take place via teleconference on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. To download the May 13 agenda and the online board package, please visit: https://www.peterboroughpublichealth.ca/about-us/meetings/ This meeting is open to the community and members […]

Peterborough Retirement Residence & Extendicare Lakefield Outbreaks Over – Alert #47

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: May 07, 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:  2020-05-07 Time:  4:00 PM  Alert #047

Empress Gardens RR & St. John’s Senior Centre Outbreaks Over – Alert# 46

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: May 04, 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:  2020-05-04 Time:  12:00 PM  Alert #046

Lab Error Could Have Resulted in False Positive COVID-19 Results

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: May 01, 2020

Peterborough Public Health Advising Retesting of Affected Individuals Peterborough Public Health (PPH) was notified today from BioTest Laboratories in Ottawa that a technical error has resulted in a decision by the lab to reject all 94 COVID-19 positive test results performed last weekend, including 22 specimens from local residents. There is a concern that these […]

Peterborough Public Health Helps Community Gardens to Open During COVID-19 Emergency Orders

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: May 01, 2020

Community Gardens Declared an Essential Service by the Province On April 25, 2020, Ontario announced that community gardens are considered essential services during the COVID-19 emergency orders. Community gardens are a source of fresh local food for many local residents. “We are happy to announce that community gardens are now permitted to open, provided that […]