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New Provincial Laws Restricting Vape Sales Take Effect on July 1 to Curb Youth Vaping

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Jun 30, 2020

Regulations Limit Youth Access to Flavoured and High-Nicotine Products Peterborough Public Health is preparing to enforce new provincial laws restricting the sale of vaping products that take effect July 1, 2020. On that date, amendments to the Smoke-Free Ontario Act come into force that include the following regulations: The sale of flavoured vapour products will […]

Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing at Kinsmen Centre to Continue from June 29-30 & July 2-3

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Jun 24, 2020

Weekend Appointments Available at PRHC Assessment Centre Peterborough Paramedics, Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) and Peterborough Public Health announced today that the drive-through COVID-19 testing clinic at the Kinsmen Civic Centre will continue next week from Monday, June 29 to Friday, July 3 with the exception of Wednesday, July 1 for Canada Day until further […]

Swimming Season Kicks Off at Local Beaches

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Jun 22, 2020

Public Health Inspectors Testing Water Quality Follow @Ptbohealth on Twitter for Regular Updates   The weather has warmed up kicking off swimming season at local beaches and the return of water quality testing by Peterborough Public Health (PPH). Peterborough Public Health has begun surveillance and beach water sampling for this year’s swimming season. Public beaches in […]

Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing at Kinsmen Centre to Continue from June 22-26

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Jun 19, 2020

Weekend Appointments Available at PRHC Assessment Centre Peterborough Paramedics, Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) and Peterborough Public Health announced today that the drive-through COVID-19 testing clinic at the Kinsmen Civic Centre will continue from Monday, June 22 to Friday, June 26 until further notice. The drive-through clinic at the Kinsmen Civic Centre for residents without […]

June 10 Board of Health Meeting Summary

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Jun 15, 2020

This meeting was held by video conference in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and provincial emergency order prohibiting gatherings of more than five people. Update on Board of Health Position Paper on Modernization The Board’s position paper, The Modernization of Public Health in Ontario, was submitted to the Ministry on February 10, 2020. At the […]

Households can Expand their Social Circles as Peterborough Enters Phase 2 of COVID-19 Recovery

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Jun 12, 2020

How the number “10” fits into Ontario’s Public Health Measures Just as Peterborough launches into Phase 2 of the recovery plan, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health has announced that households can expand their social circles to include up to 10 family members or friends. What does this mean? It means that social circles can […]

COVID-19 Testing at Kinsmen Centre Changing from Monday to Friday until June 19  

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Jun 11, 2020

Weekend Appointments Available at PRHC Assessment Centre Peterborough Paramedics, Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) and Peterborough Public Health announced today that hours of operation are changing for the drive-through COVID-19 testing clinic at the Kinsmen Civic Centre. The drive-through clinic at the Kinsmen Civic Centre for residents without symptoms will operate from Monday – Friday […]

Protect Yourself from Ticks and Lyme Disease

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Jun 10, 2020

Free App Helps You Identify Ticks Easily with a Photo As COVID-19 restrictions start to ease in Ontario, Peterborough Public Health encourages the public to take extra precaution during the summer and fall months to prevent tick bites, especially in areas that are forested or have tall grasses, weeds or many shrubs. “Black-legged ticks that […]

UPDATED: Board of Health Meets Virtually on June 10 New Start Time of 6:30 p.m.

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Jun 10, 2020

Location: YouTube Live Stream – Access Details Below Media and the community are advised that the next Board of Health meeting will take place via a live YouTube video stream on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. To download the June 10 agenda and the online board package, please visit: https://www.peterboroughpublichealth.ca/about-us/meetings/ This meeting can […]

COVID-19 Testing Clinics Planned Throughout Peterborough County from June 9 to 17

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Jun 08, 2020

New One-Day Clinics Planned in the County for Residents Without Symptoms Local healthcare partners announced new clinic dates today throughout Peterborough County so both permanent and seasonal residents without symptoms can access COVID-19 testing. These seven one-day clinics are led by the Peterborough Paramedics with support from the County of Peterborough, Peterborough Regional Health Centre, and […]

COVID-19 Testing Update for Local Residents

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Jun 04, 2020

New One-Day Clinics Planned in the County New Hours for PRHC Assessment Centre and Kinsmen Drive-Through Clinic In alignment with the recently released provincial COVID-19 testing strategy, local healthcare partners announced changes to how local residents can access testing. The drive-through clinic at the Kinsmen Civic Centre for residents without symptoms will continue until at […]