Peterborough Public Health News

Archives for "July 2020"


Two Local COVID-19 Cases Identified After 40 Days Without a New Case

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Jul 30, 2020

Residents Reminded to Follow Public Health Guidance Peterborough Public Health reported today that two local cases of COVID-19 have been identified, the first new cases reported since June 20. Both individuals are in their 20s and currently live in the city of Peterborough. These two cases are linked; the first case was exposed to a […]

Peterborough Public Health Identifies First Lyme Disease-Positive Tick of the Season

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Jul 28, 2020

Residents Advised to Take Precautions and Be Tick Smart The first Lyme disease-positive tick of the season has been identified by Peterborough Public Health. “The National Microbiology Laboratory confirmed that a blacklegged tick found in our area has tested positive for Lyme disease,” said Julie Ingram, Manager of Environmental Health programs. “This serves as a […]

West Nile Virus Confirmed in Local Mosquitoes

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Jul 27, 2020

Residents Reminded to Get Rid of Standing Water and Avoid Mosquito Bites Peterborough Public Health is advising the public that mosquitoes in the City of Peterborough have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV).  The mosquitoes were trapped from July 20 to 23, 2020. This is the first positive mosquito pool found in Peterborough this year. […]

Peterborough Public Health Issues Third Heat Warning of the Season

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Jul 26, 2020

Today Peterborough Public Health is issuing the third Heat Warning of the season. A heat event is expected Sunday, July 26 through Monday, July 27. Daytime high temperatures are forecast to reach 32 to 34 degrees Celsius with Humidex values near 40 and overnight lows as high as 25 degrees Celsius, providing little or no […]

Peterborough Public Health Announces Mandatory Face Coverings in Certain Local Indoor Settings

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Jul 20, 2020

New Directive Takes Effect August 1 Today Peterborough Public Health announced that face coverings will become mandatory for local residents in most indoor settings starting at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, August 1. After collaborating with local municipal leaders, Dr. Rosana Salvaterra, Medical Officer of Health is invoking a directive under the Province’s Emergency Management and Civil […]

One Less Thing to Worry About:

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Jul 20, 2020

Parents/Guardians Reminded to Ensure Their Children Have Required Vaccines for School and Daycare As school and daycares prepare to reopen as safely as possible, Peterborough Public Health reminds parents and guardians to ensure their children are up to date on all required vaccines. “While COVID-19 means lots of changes in schools and daycares to keep everyone […]

Peterborough Public Health Issues Second Heat Warning of the Season

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Jul 17, 2020

Today Peterborough Public Health is issuing the second Extended Heat Warning of the season. A long duration heat event is expected Friday, July 17 through Sunday, July 19, and potentially into early next week.  Daytime high temperatures in the low thirties with overnight lows as high as 24 degrees Celsius are forecast, providing little or […]

Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing at Kinsmen Centre to Continue Monday to Friday Until Further Notice

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Jul 14, 2020

New Operating Hours of 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Take Effect July 27 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 to operate weekly from Monday to Friday until further notice. Until Friday, July 24, the drive-through […]

Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing at Kinsmen Centre to Continue from July 6 to 17 Excluding Weekends

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Jul 03, 2020

Weekend Appointments Available at PRHC Assessment Centre; Daily Operating Hours Changing July 6 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, July 6 to Friday, July 17 excluding weekends, until further notice. The […]

Peterborough Public Health Issues First Heat Warning of the Season

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Jul 02, 2020

Today Peterborough Public Health is issuing the first Extended Heat Warning of the season. A long duration heat event is expected Thursday, July 2 through Sunday, July 5, and potentially into early next week. Daytime high temperatures in the low thirties with overnight lows near 20 degrees Celsius are forecast, providing little or no relief […]