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Archives for "March 2021"


Municipality of Trent Lakes Resumes Free Well Water Sample Drop-off Program April 6 for County Residents

BY Comms Team | PUBLISHED: Mar 31, 2021

Spring Melt Brings Higher Risk for Bacterial Contamination Peterborough Public Health (PPH) and the Municipality of Trent Lakes have made it simple for county residents to have their well water tested by offering free well water sample drop offs throughout the summer months. Beginning Tuesday, April 6, 2021, water samples can be dropped off at […]

Township of North Kawartha Resumes Free Well Water Sample Drop-off Program April 6 for County Residents

BY Comms Team | PUBLISHED: Mar 31, 2021

Spring Melt Brings Higher Risk for Bacterial Contamination Peterborough Public Health (PPH) and the Township of North Kawartha have made it simple for county residents to have their well water tested by offering free well water sample drop offs throughout the summer months. Beginning Tuesday, April 6, 2021, water samples can be dropped off at […]

Riverview Manor Long Term Care – Enterovirus & Rhinovirus – Outbreak Alert #023

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Mar 31, 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:  2021-03-31 Time:  9:30 AM  Alert #023

Want to Be Notified When You Become Eligible for the COVID-19 Vaccine?

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Mar 29, 2021

Peterborough Public Health Launches “Notify Me” Campaign Together with its municipal partners the City and County of Peterborough, Peterborough Public Health launched its “Notify Me” campaign today to make it easier for residents to find out when they can receive the COVID-19 vaccine. All residents need to do is visit www.peterboroughpublichealth.ca/notifyme to sign up with […]

Riverview Manor Long Term Care – New Unknown Respiratory Outbreak – Alert #022

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Mar 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:  2021-03-29 Time:  2:30 PM  Alert #022

Limited COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment Availability Until More Vaccine Arrives

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Mar 26, 2021

Peterborough Will Wait Until Next Week to Immunize People Born After 1946 At this time, Peterborough continues to offer COVID-19 vaccine appointments to people born in 1946 or before. With Toronto opening up appointments for residents aged 70 years and over, more public health units will begin to open up appointments to their residents born […]

St Joseph’s at Fleming Long Term Care – Outbreak Over – Alert #021

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Mar 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:  2021-03-26 Time:  10:35 AM  Alert #021

Community Awareness Needed to Address Local Opioid Crisis and Instigate Positive Change

BY Comms Team | PUBLISHED: Mar 24, 2021

Peterborough Drug Strategy Partners Embark on Campaign to Reduce Stigma and Promote Evidence-based Solutions The Peterborough Drug Strategy partners are calling on all residents to enhance their awareness of the opioid crisis affecting our community and support efforts to reduce stigma surrounding substance use. The call came during a media conference today where partners shared the […]

PRHC Clostridium difficile Outbreak Over – Alert #20

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Mar 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:  2021-03-23 Time:  2:30 PM  Alert #020

Empress Gardens Retirement Residence – Covid-19 Outbreak – Alert #019

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Mar 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:  2021-03-22 Time:  4:00 PM  Alert #019

St. Joseph’s at Fleming Long Term Care – Enteric Outbreak – Alert #018

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Mar 17, 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:  2021-03-17 Time:  11:45 AM  Alert #018

COVID-19 Case Reported in Local Shelter System Resident is in Self-Isolation; Outbreak Declared at Brock Mission

BY Comms Team | PUBLISHED: Mar 17, 2021

Peterborough Public Health and the City of Peterborough are reporting a positive case of COVID-19 associated with the Brock Mission emergency shelter. “I’m pleased to report that the individual was already self-isolating, away from the congregate setting at Brock Mission, when we received the positive test result,” said Dr. Rosana Salvaterra, Medical Officer of Health. […]

Peterborough Public Health Reports Local Death from Severn Court Outbreak

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Mar 16, 2021

Dr. Salvaterra Shares Message of Healing Out to Community Peterborough Public Health is saddened to report the first death associated with the Severn Court outbreak, the largest COVID-19 outbreak to date in the Peterborough area since the pandemic began. The individual was a male in his 30s who lived at Severn Court Student Residence. He […]

BOH March 10 Meeting Summary

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Mar 15, 2021

Board of Health Membership Provincial appointee Andy Sharpe’s term on the board has expired. Board of Health members commended him for his extensive service on the board and pivotal role leading past initiatives as a former board chair, including playing a key role in relocating Peterborough Public Health from its Hospital Drive location to Jackson […]

Regency of Lakefield Retirement Residence – Outbreak Over – Alert #017

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Mar 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:  2021-03-15 Time:  11:30 AM  Alert #017

Residents Born in 1941 or Before Can Book a COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment Starting Today

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Mar 15, 2021

With the launch of the provincial COVax booking system today, residents born in 1941 or before can book an appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Appointments can be made either online at www.ontario.ca/bookvaccine or by calling 249-494-5631. Anyone with general vaccination questions can call the Ontario Public Vaccination Information Line at 1-888-999-6488. “With the launch […]

Taking a Virtual “Great Big Crunch” at Peterborough’s Newest Student Nutrition Program

BY Comms Team | PUBLISHED: Mar 12, 2021

St. Catherine’s Catholic Elementary Students Celebrate Healthy Food at School Today, 650 St. Catherine’s Catholic Elementary School students and staff crunched down on Ontario Royal Gala in a virtual event. This school is the most recent addition to Peterborough and County Student Nutrition Programs. “Access to nourishing food at school is a key part to […]

COVID-19 Vaccine Update: Second Dose Completed for All Local Long-term Care Residents

BY Comms Team | PUBLISHED: Mar 10, 2021

Peterborough Public Health announced that it has completed second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine for all local long-term care home (LTCH) residents, resulting in a 90% uptake. “This day has been long awaited and we are proud to have helped protect Peterborough’s most vulnerable seniors from COVID-19,” said Dr. Rosana Salvaterra, Medical Officer of Health. […]

COVID-19 Vaccine & You – Round 2:

BY Comms Team | PUBLISHED: Mar 09, 2021

A Live-Streamed Presentation by Dr. Salvaterra on March 18 Free Online Presentation on the Latest Vaccines Approved Local Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Rosana Salvaterra, will give another free, live-streamed presentation on Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. about AstraZeneca and Janssen vaccines, the two latest COVID-19 vaccines approved by Health Canada. “I look […]

Board of Health Meets Virtually March 10

BY Comms Team | PUBLISHED: Mar 09, 2021

Media and the community are advised that the next Board of Health meeting will take place online on Wednesday, March 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: https://www.peterboroughpublichealth.ca/about-us/meetings/.  This meeting is open to the community and members of […]

Empress Gardens Retirement Residence Outbreak – Over – Alert #016

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Mar 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:  2021-03-08 Time:  9:15 AM  Alert #016

Regency of Lakefield RR – Covid 19 Outbreak & Peterborough Regional Health Centre – B5 Unit – C. difficile Outbreak – Alert #015

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Mar 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:  2021-03-05 Time:  4:00 PM  Alert #015

Peterborough Region Moving into Red-CONTROL Level to Control Spread of COVID-19

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Mar 05, 2021

On Monday, March 8, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. Peterborough Public Health (PPH) will move into the Red—CONTROL level of the provincial COVID-19 Response Framework to prevent the possibility of further spread of COVID-19 cases and Variants of Concern (VOCs). “As the number of variant cases spread, I am hoping that the Red zone measures will […]

Charge Laid, Warning Issued for Breaching Section 22 Orders Breaches Involve Two Separate Section 22 Orders, One at Severn Court

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Mar 04, 2021

Peterborough Public Health has laid charges and issued a formal warning involving two different Section 22 Class Orders. For the charge, Peterborough Public Health received information on March 2, 2021 that an individual who tested positive for COVID-19 breached self-isolation requirements. Upon investigation, it was confirmed that indeed the individual failed to comply with the […]

Over 80? Have Certain Health Conditions? Please Consult with Your Healthcare Provider Before Getting COVID-19 Vaccine

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Mar 02, 2021

As Peterborough Public Health prepares to open its mass vaccination clinics later this month, it is asking local residents over 80 years old with certain health conditions to consult with their healthcare provider about getting the COVID-19 vaccine. According to Ministry of Health guidelines, it is recommended that anyone who is immunocompromised, or who has […]

Residents Reminded that “Safe Dining” Means “Household Members Only”

BY Comms Team | PUBLISHED: Mar 02, 2021

Additional Public Health Measures Implemented for Peterborough Region to Reduce the Spread of COVID-19 Peterborough Public Health (PPH) is requiring residents to dine out only with household members in order to prevent further local spread of COVID-19, especially as the number of presumed variant cases rise. “Dining out with only household members is essential in order […]

Peterborough Public Health Issues Fourth Frostbite Alert of the Season

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Mar 01, 2021

Alert Covers the City and County of Peterborough and Curve Lake and Hiawatha First Nations Peterborough Public Health has issued the fourth Frostbite Alert of the season because of forecasted nightly wind chill values of -29 overnight on Monday, March 1 and into the morning of Tuesday, March 2. Extreme cold events are a potentially significant […]

Peterborough Retirement Residence – Unknown Enteric Outbreak Over – Alert #14

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Mar 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:  2021-03-01 Time:  2:00 PM  Alert #014