Peterborough Public Health News

Archives for "August 2020"


Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing Relocating to Northcrest Arena on September 8

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Aug 31, 2020

Same Operating Hours of 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Peterborough Paramedics, Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) and Peterborough Public Health announced today that the drive-through COVID-19 testing clinic will relocate to Northcrest Arena effective Tuesday, September 8, 2020. Operating hours will remain 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday to Friday until further notice. Northcrest Arena […]

Peterborough Regional Health Centre – Unit B6 – Outbreak Over – Alert #56

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Aug 26, 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: 2020-08-26 Time: 4:00 PM  Alert #056  

Pleasant Meadow Manor Enteric Outbreak Over – Alert #55

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Aug 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:  2020-08-24 Time:  4:00 PM  Alert #055

New Report Reveals Local Student Vaccination Rates Above Provincial Average

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Aug 13, 2020

Local Parents & Guardians Strongly Support Mandatory Student Immunizations According to a new report released yesterday by Public Health Ontario, local student immunization rates for the 2018-2019 academic year are higher than the provincial average. “These higher rates reinforce what we’ve known for a while, that a solid majority of local parents and guardians support […]

Pleasant Meadow Manor – Unknown Enteric Outbreak – Alert #54

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Aug 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:  2020-08-12 Time:  3:00 PM  Alert #054

PRHC Unit B6 – C. difficle Outbreak – Alert #53 (Updated)

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Aug 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:  2020-08-11 Time:  9:30 AM  Alert #053

One Less Thing To Worry About

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Aug 11, 2020

As families prepare to face an unprecedented and unpredictable school year, there is still time to make sure that children and youth are up to date on their immunizations. Unfortunately, we do not have a vaccine against COVID-19 yet, but living through a pandemic has accentuated the role that immunization plays in inducing immunity that […]