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Peterborough Public Health Declares Outbreak in Student Residence

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Feb 27, 2021

Symptomatic Visitors from the February 20-27 Exposure Period to Self-Isolate and Get Tested Peterborough Public Health declared a COVID-19 outbreak today at Severn Court Student Residence. Six cases have been confirmed so far, and the index case has screened positive for a variant of concern (VOC). A Section 22 Order has been issued by Dr. Rosana […]

Empress Gardens Retirement Residence – new COVID-19 Outbreak – Alert #013

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Feb 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:  2021-02-26 Time:  2:30 PM  Alert #013

First Case of COVID-19 Variant of Concern Reported in Peterborough Region

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Feb 23, 2021

Residents Urged to Maintain Vigilance with Public Health Measures Peterborough Public Health has confirmed a local resident tested positive for COVID-19 variant of concern (VOC) B.1.1.7, also known as the variant first detected in the United Kingdom. “With this confirmation of a variant of concern, following public health measures has never been more important as […]

Peterborough Retirement Residence – Unknown Enteric Outbreak – Alert #12

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Feb 23, 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:  2021-02-23 Time:  10:15 AM  Alert #012

Worried About COVID-19 Variants of Concern?

BY Comms Team | PUBLISHED: Feb 22, 2021

Here’s What You Can Do Peterborough Public Health Appeals to Local Residents to Keep Variants of Concern at Bay Peterborough Public Health is asking all residents to remain vigilant in following public health measures so our region can remain free of variants of concern (VoC) for as long as possible. “Our health unit remains one of […]

Peterborough Retirement COVID-19 Outbreak Over – Alert #11

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Feb 19, 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:  2021-02-19 Time:  9:30 AM  Alert #011

Peterborough Public Health Issues Third Frostbite Alert of the Season

BY Comms Team | PUBLISHED: Feb 16, 2021

  Alert Covers the City and County of Peterborough and Curve Lake and Hiawatha First Nations Peterborough Public Health has issued the third Frostbite Alert of the season because of forecasted nightly wind chill values of -28 or lower from Tuesday evening, February 16 to Wednesday morning, February 17. Extreme cold events are a potentially significant […]

Peterborough Region Moving Back into Yellow ‘Protect’ Level to Control Spread of COVID-19

BY Comms Team | PUBLISHED: Feb 16, 2021

Today at 12:01 a.m. Peterborough Public Health (PPH) moved back into the Yellow – PROTECT level of the provincial COVID-19 Response Framework as the Ontario government ended the stay at home order it brought in on December 26, 2020. “It’s vital that residents understand a return to Yellow does not mean the end of public […]

PRHC Unit A2 – COVID-19 Outbreak Over – Alert #10

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Feb 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. 2021-02-13 Time: 10:30 AM Alert #010

Board of Health February 10 Meeting Summary

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Feb 12, 2021

Collaborative Action to Address the Gap in Access to Paid Sick Days Locally, the age bracket with the highest number of COVID-19 cases so far is 20-29 year olds, and this group also has the highest proportion of individuals living on low-income, often in precarious employment. Other Ontario municipalities and boards of health, such as […]

Peterborough Public Health Issues Second Frostbite Alert of the Season

BY Comms Team | PUBLISHED: Feb 11, 2021

  Frostbite Alert Extended Alert Covers the City and County of Peterborough and Curve Lake and Hiawatha First Nations Peterborough Public Health has issued the second Frostbite Alert of the season because of forecasted nightly wind chill values of -28 or lower from Thursday evening, February 11 to Saturday evening February 13.  Extreme cold events are […]

Medical Officer of Health Dr. Rosana Salvaterra to Retire Later This Year

BY Comms Team | PUBLISHED: Feb 11, 2021

Board of Health Will Recruit New Medical Officer of Health; Dr. Salvaterra to Assist in Transition Local Medical Officer of Health Dr. Rosana Salvaterra has announced her plans to retire from Peterborough Public Health later this year. “We are deeply grateful for Dr. Salvaterra’s tireless service and passionate leadership that have contributed significantly to the public […]

Peterborough Public Health Completes First Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine for All Eligible Long-term Care Home Residents

BY Comms Team | PUBLISHED: Feb 10, 2021

Peterborough Public Health has completed the initial round of COVID-19 vaccination for local long-term care home (LTCH) residents, administering a total of 976 first doses to eligible residents and some staff. “Thanks to the wonderful support of our long-term care home partners, we have exceeded the provincial deadline of vaccinating LTCH residents with their first […]

February – Beyond numbers: Confronting the social costs of opioid addiction and loss 

BY Comms Team | PUBLISHED: Feb 09, 2021

Throughout 2020, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic was often expressed in numbers. Counts of confirmed cases, contacts, tests, and deaths have featured prominently in government announcements, media coverage, and in conversations with friends and family along with messages urging us to stay safe by staying home. While timely and accurate data remains critical to the ongoing public […]

Board of Health Meets Virtually February 10

BY Comms Team | PUBLISHED: Feb 08, 2021

Media and the community are advised that the next Board of Health meeting will take place online on Wednesday, February 10, 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 […]

PRHC Unit A2 – COVID-19 Outbreak – Alert #9

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Feb 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:  2021-02-05 Time:  4:30 PM  Alert #009

Focus Group Participants Needed for Study Exploring Local Perspectives on COVID-19 Vaccination Study

BY Comms Team | PUBLISHED: Feb 04, 2021

a Collaboration of Trent University and Peterborough Public Health Peterborough Public Health is partnering with Trent University to better understand the perspectives of local residents regarding COVID-19 vaccination. “We hope this research on local concerns will identify the information needs of our residents to help us develop our communications campaigns as we prepare for mass […]

Regency in Lakefield Retirement – COVID-19 Outbreak Over – Alert# 008

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Feb 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:  2021-02-03 Time:  11:45 AM  Alert #008