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Archives for "October 2021"


What Exiting Step 3 of Ontario’s Roadmap to Reopen Means for Local Residents

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Oct 28, 2021

COVID-19 Screening, Proof of Vaccination & Masking Requirements Remain Vital as Capacity Limits Ease Peterborough Public Health is reminding local residents that continuing to follow public health measures is more important than ever as capacity limits ease in certain settings under the Plan to Safely Reopen Ontario and Manage COVID-19 for the Long-Term. “By and […]

Celebrating Halloween: Tricks and Tips

BY Comms Team | PUBLISHED: Oct 28, 2021

Residents Strongly Encouraged to Know the Risks and Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 As Halloween approaches, Peterborough Public Health is sharing tips for how to plan fun and safe celebrations. “Halloween is an exciting time of year for all ages, and it is important to plan COVID-19-safe Halloween activities while also remembering traditional Public Health […]

St Joseph’s at Fleming Long Term Care – Outbreak Over – Oct 10 – Alert #035

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Oct 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:  2021-10-12  Time:  9:30 AM  Alert #035

Influenza Vaccine Has Arrived Locally!

BY Comms Team | PUBLISHED: Oct 25, 2021

Peterborough Public Health Offering Clinics for Children Under Two Years without a Healthcare Provider; November 15 Clinic in Millbrook for All Area Residents Peterborough Public Health announced it is holding several free influenza immunization clinics in the coming months targeted to groups who otherwise can’t access the flu shot. “While the flu shot is widely available for […]

What Will Happen to Local Food Security After COVID-19?

BY Comms Team | PUBLISHED: Oct 16, 2021

Peterborough Food Action Network Releases New Report on Pandemic Recovery and the Right to Food October 16 marks the United Nations’ World Food Day, a call to advocate worldwide for healthy food accessible to all. On the ground locally, the Peterborough Food Action Network (PFAN) released a report today looking at household food insecurity during COVID-19, […]

Letter of Instruction Issued to Sports and Recreation Facilities Will Replace Previous Letter of Instruction to Sports Groups

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Oct 15, 2021

Vaccine Receipt Verification App Now Available As of October 15, Peterborough Public Health is repealing the letter of instructions for organized sports groups issued on September 17, 2021. This will be replaced with a new letter of instruction for sports and recreational fitness facilities to ensure our community has enhanced protection as the province slowly […]

October 13 – Board of Health Summary

BY Comms Team | PUBLISHED: Oct 15, 2021

Introduction of Dr. Ian Gemmill, Acting Medical Officer of Health Board of Health Chair Andy Mitchell introduced Dr. Ian Gemmill, acting Medical Officer of Health, who attended the meeting remotely. Dr. Gemmill is regularly in touch with PPH staff to support the COVID-19 response and other public health matters as they arise. COVID-19 Update Donna […]

St. Joseph’s at Fleming LTCH – Rhinovirus Outbreak OVER – Alert# 35

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Oct 12, 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:  2021-10-12  Time:  9:30 AM  Alert #035

First Charges Laid by Peterborough Public Health for Non-Compliance with Proof of Vaccination Requirements

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Oct 08, 2021

Peterburgers Charged Under the Reopening Ontario Act Today Peterborough Public Health laid its first charges under the Reopening Ontario Act for failing to comply with proof of vaccination checks against Peterburgers, a restaurant located at 25 George St. North in Peterborough. “Indoor dining is well-known by this point to be a high-risk activity for spreading […]

How to Plan a COVID-19 Safe Thanksgiving

BY Comms Team | PUBLISHED: Oct 06, 2021

Residents Encouraged to Plan Ahead, Check for Symptoms Before Heading Out, and Stay Home if Feeling Unwell Thanksgiving is around the corner. This season, Peterborough Public Health has several recommendations to help residents stay safe and healthy. “Celebrating Thanksgiving with friends and family is an important part of the holiday. To protect our vulnerable residents, […]

St. Joseph’s at Fleming LTC – Rhinovirus – Outbreak Alert #034

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Oct 05, 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:  2021-10-05  Time:  1:00 PM  Alert #034  

St. Joseph’s at Fleming Long Term Care – Unknown Respiratory Outbreak – Alert #033

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Oct 01, 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:  2021-10-01  Time:  9:30 AM  Alert #033