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Archives for "December 2021"


Alert #50 – St. Joseph’s @ Fleming COVID-19 Outbreak & Extendicare Ptbo. Respiratory Outbreak Over

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Dec 30, 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:  2021-12-30  Time: 12:00 PM  Alert #050

Alert# 49 – Regency in Lakefield, Fairhaven, Riverview Manor – Respiratory Outbreaks

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Dec 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:  2021-12-29  Time:  3:30 PM  Alert #049

Extendicare Lakefield Long-Term Care – COVID-19 Outbreak – Alert #048

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Dec 22, 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:  2021-12-22  Time:  4:30 PM  Alert #048

Canterbury Gardens Retirement Residence – Outbreak Over – Alert #047

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Dec 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. Alert Date:  2021-12-21  Time:  4:00 PM  Alert #047

Peterborough Public Health Issues Drug Poisoning Alert

BY Comms Team | PUBLISHED: Dec 21, 2021

Public Asked to Help Prevent Overdoses Today, Peterborough Public Health issued an alert regarding a significant increase in suspected drug poisonings locally. “Over the last two days, Paramedic Calls for Service and Emergency Department Visits for suspected drug poisonings have been consistently high,” explained Dr. Thomas Piggott, Medical Officer of Health. “This has prompted us […]

Stay Safe Over the Holidays

BY Comms Team | PUBLISHED: Dec 20, 2021

The Peterborough Drug Strategy Shares Holiday Closures and Safety Tips to Prevent Opioid Poisonings With the holiday season approaching, Peterborough Drug Strategy partners are reminding community members about the importance of overdose prevention and not using drugs alone. The holiday season can be stressful and isolating. If you or a loved one uses drugs, practicing […]

Residents 18 Years or Older Can Book Their Booster Dose Appointment as of Monday, December 20

BY Comms Team | PUBLISHED: Dec 20, 2021

Booster Doses can be booked for a date that is at least 3 months after a second dose Starting December 20, 2021, the provincial government will be expanding eligibility for COVID-19 booster doses to all residents turning 18 years of age or older in 2021. In Peterborough region, this expanded eligibility and decreased interval will […]

Jump in COVID-19 Cases Indicates Spread of Omicron Variant

BY Comms Team | PUBLISHED: Dec 18, 2021

All residents are urged to limit close contacts As of 5:00 p.m. today, Peterborough Public Health observed 33 new COVID-19 cases. This brings the active case count to 78 residents. Residents are urged to reconsider social gatherings at this time to protect themselves and limit the spread of COVID-19. “This abrupt rise in cases is […]

Peterborough Public Health Temporarily Reducing Services to Focus on Local COVID-19 Response

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Dec 17, 2021

Staff Redeployed to Increase Local Vaccination Effort Peterborough Public Health is temporarily redeploying most of its staff to increase vaccination clinic capacity and support the local response to the COVID-19 Omicron variant. This will result in several public health services being paused or reduced effective Friday, December 17, 2021. “Recent data shows the highly-transmissible Omicron […]

Residents Advised of Potential COVID-19-Omicron Exposure at American Eagle Store in Peterborough

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Dec 16, 2021

Symptomatic Patrons Asked to Get PCR Tested and Self-Isolate Peterborough Public Health is advising patrons of the American Eagle store in Lansdowne Place Mall in Peterborough of a potential exposure to the Omicron variant of COVID-19 that occurred there from Friday, December 10 to Saturday, December 11 between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. both days. […]

Extendicare Peterborough – Rhinovirus/Coronavirus COC43 Outbreak – Alert# 46

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Dec 15, 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:  2021-12-15  Time:  11:30 AM  Alert #046

Medical Officer of Health Issues Letters of Instruction for Local Workplaces and Food Premises

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Dec 13, 2021

Increased Public Health Measures Required to Prepare Community for Impact of Omicron Variant Medical Officer of Health Dr. Thomas Piggott issued two Letters of Instruction today for workplaces and food premises designed to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in high-risk settings as the community braces for the impact of the Omicron variant. “More stringent measures are […]

Mapleview Retirement Residence & Extendicare Peterborough Long-Term Care – Unknown Respiratory Outbreaks – Alert #045

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Dec 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:  2021-12-13  Time:  11:45 AM  Alert #045

Peterborough Public Health Urges Residents to Take All Public Health Precautions Seriously Amid Omicron Concerns  

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Dec 10, 2021

Highly-Transmissible Omicron Now Makes Up 20% of All Ontario Cases Medical Officer of Health Dr. Thomas Piggott is strongly advising residents to remain vigilant in following public health measures because of the concerning spread of the COVID-19 Omicron variant. “Federal and provincial modelling suggests the Omicron variant is spreading faster than earlier projections, which could […]

December 8 – Board of Health Summary

BY Comms Team | PUBLISHED: Dec 10, 2021

Board of Health Welcomes New Medical Officer of Health Mayor Andy Mitchell, Board of Health Chair, noted this historic occasion in welcoming Dr. Thomas Piggott, Peterborough Public Health’s new Medical Officer of Health. Dr. Piggott started on December 1 and has hit the ground running. In his introductory remarks, he noted his strong commitment to […]

Canterbury Gardens Retirement Residence – Rhinovirus Outbreak – Alert #044

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Dec 10, 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:  2021-12-10  Time:  10:15 AM  Alert #044  

Are You 50 Years or Older? You Can Book a COVID-19 Booster Dose Starting December 13

BY Comms Team | PUBLISHED: Dec 08, 2021

Booster Dose Appointments Available at Pharmacies and Provincial Booking System Starting December 13, 2021, the provincial government will be expanding eligibility for COVID-19 booster doses to all residents turning 50 years of age or older in 2021. In Peterborough region, this expanded eligibility will allow for an additional 37,289 residents to receive a booster dose. With […]

Canterbury Gardens Retirement Residence – Outbreak declared – unknown respiratory – Alert #043

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Dec 08, 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:  2021-12-08  Time:  10:30 AM  Alert #043

St. Joseph’s at Fleming Long Term Care – Outbreak Over – Alert #042

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Dec 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:  2021-12-06  Time:  11:00 AM  Alert #042

Fans Who Attended November 28 and December 2 Peterborough Petes Games at Low Risk of Exposure

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Dec 05, 2021

All Close Contacts are Tested and in Self-Isolation Peterborough Public Health is advising fans who attended the Peterborough Petes’ home games on November 28 and December 2 that there is a very low risk of exposure at this time connected to a positive COVID-19 case currently affecting the hockey club. “All close contacts from this […]

Princess Gardens Retirement Residence – Outbreak Over – Alert #041

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Dec 03, 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:  2021-12-03  Time:  11:45 AM  Alert #041  

Dr. Thomas Piggott Welcomed as Peterborough Public Health’s New Medical Officer of Health

BY Comms Team | PUBLISHED: Dec 01, 2021

Connecting with Community His Top Priority Dr. Thomas Piggott arrived early this morning to a warm staff welcome and full slate of community health briefings to start his first day on the job as Peterborough Public Health’s new Medical Officer of Health and CEO. “I’m excited to finally be here and join the tremendous team […]