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Archives for "January 2021"


Centennial Place LTCH – COVID-19 Outbreak Over – Alert #7

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Jan 29, 2021

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:  2021-01-29 Time:  3:15 PM  Alert #007

Peterborough Public Health Issues First Frostbite Alert of the Season

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Jan 29, 2021

Peterborough Public Health has issued the first Frostbite Alert of the season because of forecasted nightly wind chill values of -30 or lower from evening of Friday, January 29 to the morning of Sunday, January 31.

Board of Health Expresses a World of Thanks to Local Healthcare Workers

BY Comms Team | PUBLISHED: Jan 27, 2021

Board Resolution Recognizes Healthcare Workers’ Vital Role During COVID-19 Pandemic At its recent January 13 Board of Health meeting, board members passed a unanimous resolution recognizing local healthcare workers as heroes, and thanking them for their selfless and steadfast efforts in the fight against COVID-19. “This resolution is intended to shine a light on the […]

First COVID-19 Vaccine Administered in Peterborough

BY Comms Team | PUBLISHED: Jan 26, 2021

Long-Term Care Resident Elizabeth Campbell First to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine in Peterborough Fairhaven Long-Term Care Home (LTCH) was the first facility to receive the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in Peterborough region. Elizabeth Campbell, aged 106, a resident at Fairhaven LTCH, received the first dose this afternoon from Lori Rowsell, Infection Prevention and Control Practitioner at Fairhaven. […]

Peterborough Retirement Residence – new Covid-19 Outbreak – Alert #006

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Jan 26, 2021

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:  2021-01-26 Time:  12:30 PM  Alert #006

Peterborough Region Receives its First Supply of Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Jan 25, 2021

First 500 Doses of Vaccine to be Administered to Long-Term Care Home Residents Peterborough, ON – Peterborough Public Health (PPH) and Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) are pleased to share that the first local supply of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine has been received. The supply was delivered to PRHC this morning and administration of the vaccine to […]

Peterborough Regional Health Centre – Units A2 & B2 – Covid new Outbreak & Fairhaven LTC Outbreak over

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Jan 21, 2021

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.  This information is posted on www.peterboroughpublichealth.ca The following facilities in Peterborough […]

Local Schools to Reopen Monday, January 25 with Enhanced Public Health Measures

BY Comms Team | PUBLISHED: Jan 21, 2021

In-person Learning Resumes While Stay at Home Order Remains in Effect Until February 11 Publicly-funded elementary and secondary schools in Peterborough City and County will be permitted to resume in-person learning on January 25, 2021. After reviewing the most recent COVID-19 data and on the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, Peterborough Public […]

Peterborough Public Health Issues Drug Poisoning Alert

BY Comms Team | PUBLISHED: Jan 21, 2021

Public Asked to Help Prevent Overdoses Today Peterborough Public Health issued an alert regarding a recent increase in suspected drug poisonings locally.  “We are seeing an unusual increase in suspected poisonings in our community, caused by drugs that are often cut or mixed with other toxic substances,” explained Dr. Rosana Salvaterra, Medical Officer of Health. “Our partners […]

Peterborough Public Health Re-activates Emergency Response for COVID-19

BY kerri | PUBLISHED: Jan 21, 2021

Essential Public Health Programs Continue; Other Services Reduced or Suspended Peterborough Public Health announced today that it has re-activated its emergency response team to address the current phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. “With the imminent arrival of COVID-19 vaccines in our community, we have moved from recovery mode back into emergency response to focus our […]

Regency of Lakefield RR & Centennial Place LTC – new Covid-19 Outbreaks & Community Living – over – Alert #004

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Jan 18, 2021

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:  2021-01-18 Time:  10:30 AM  Alert #004

Board of Health Jan 13 Meeting Summary

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Jan 18, 2021

Selwyn Mayor Andy Mitchell Re-Elected as New Chair of Board of Health, City of Peterborough Councillor Henry Clarke Elected Vice Chair At its inaugural meeting of the new year, the board held elections for its 2021 positions. Andy Mitchell, Mayor of Selwyn Township was acclaimed as the new board chair for a second consecutive term, […]

Stewart Homes – Brealey Site Outbreak – Over – Alert #003

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Jan 13, 2021

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:  2021-01-13Time:  11:45 AM  Alert #003

Fairhaven LTCH COVID-19 Outbreak – Alert #2

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Jan 11, 2021

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:  2021-01-11Time:  2:45 PM  Alert #002

Board of Health Meets Virtually January 13

BY Comms Team | PUBLISHED: Jan 11, 2021

Media and the community are advised that the next Board of Health meeting will take place online on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. For access instructions to the online meeting, and to download the agenda and the online board package, please visit: www.peterboroughpublichealth.ca/about-us/meetings/ This meeting is open to the community and members of […]

COVID-19 Vaccine & You

BY Comms Team | PUBLISHED: Jan 07, 2021

A Presentation by Dr. Rosana Salvaterra on January 15 Free Online Presentation – Questions in Advance Welcome Our local Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Rosana Salvaterra, will give a free, online presentation about the current status of COVID-19 vaccines and their local rollout on Friday, January 15, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. “I look forward to […]

Riverview Outbreak – Over and Stewart Homes – Brealey Site – Covid-19 Outbreak – Alert #001

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Jan 06, 2021

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:  2021-01-06Time:  11:00 AM  Alert #001