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Archives for "April 2021"

Travelling to Seasonal Residences Carries Serious COVID-19 Risks

BY Comms Team | PUBLISHED: Apr 29, 2021

Short-Term Rentals Not Permitted During Stay-at-Home Order Peterborough Public Health recognizes that seasonal residents are an important part of our community and contribute significantly to our economy, social activities and cultural mosaic. It is important, however, that everyone remembers that travelling to secondary properties during the Stay-at-Home order carries a risk of spreading COVID-19. “COVID-19 […]

Community Invited to April 21 Virtual Public Meeting on Proposed Changes to Sewage System Fees

BY Comms Team | PUBLISHED: Apr 20, 2021

COVID-19 Pandemic Leading to More Septic System Failures Peterborough Public Health (PPH) invites the community to a virtual public meeting on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. regarding proposed fee increases for services related to the administration and enforcement of Part 8 of the Ontario Building Code (Sewage Systems). The proposed […]

April 14 Board of Health Meeting Summary

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Apr 19, 2021

Board of Health Chair Report Board of Health chair Mayor Andy Mitchell thanked Peterborough Public Health (PPH) staff for their hard work and continuous efforts addressing the Herculean task of managing the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak in our community. He noted that things had dramatically changed since mid-February when businesses were starting to reopen to now […]

COVID-19 Hotline Services Suspended at Peterborough Public Health

BY Comms Team | PUBLISHED: Apr 19, 2021

Staff Redeployed to Case Management and Contact Tracing Teams to Support Local COVID-19 Outbreak Surge Peterborough Public Health announced today that it is suspending its COVID-19 hotline phone and email services until further notice as staff are redeployed to manage the local COVID-19 outbreak in our community. “It is ‘all hands on deck’ now that […]

April – Letter to the Editor, Examiner

BY Comms Team | PUBLISHED: Apr 16, 2021

April 12, 2021 Re: Peterborough editorial: The needle and the immunity done, April 10, 2021 Dear Editor, I believe you may have been a little too quick to judge our City Mayor and County Warden in their justification for advocacy on behalf of Peterborough’s residents and access to the COVID-19 vaccines. While we have a […]

Riverview Manor Long Term Care – Outbreak Over – Alert #024

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Apr 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:  2021-04-15 Time:  9:45 AM  Alert #024

Local Barber Shop Closed for Public Safety

BY Comms Team | PUBLISHED: Apr 15, 2021

Peterborough Public Health Closed “Who’s Next Barbershop” for Non-Compliance with Provincial Shutdown Orders Peterborough Public Health took immediate action last evening (April 14) to safely close a local business that was continuing to operate despite the provincial closure order, and despite being served with an order by the Medical Officer of Health under Section 22 of […]

Board of Health Meets Virtually April 14

BY Comms Team | PUBLISHED: Apr 12, 2021

Media and the community are advised that the next Board of Health meeting will take place online on Wednesday, April 14, 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 This meeting is open to the community and members of the […]

Local Barber Shop Ordered Closed for Defying Provincial Shutdown

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Apr 09, 2021

Section 22 Order Served to Operator of Who’s Next Barber Shop Peterborough Public Health officials served a Section 22 order today to the operator of the Who’s Next Barber Shop requiring him to close his premises as required by the provincial shutdown ordered by the Ontario government. “Personal service settings like hair salons and tattoo […]

Three COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Locations Planned in Peterborough County During April

BY Comms Team | PUBLISHED: Apr 07, 2021

Clinics Taking Place in Apsley, Buckhorn and Millbrook Peterborough Public Health is holding three COVID-19 vaccination clinics for eligible residents in Peterborough County this month with locations confirmed for Apsley, Buckhorn, and Millbrook. Provincial eligibility now includes adults who are born in 1961 or before (60 years or older) as of today. “Eligible residents can […]

Residents Born in 1951 or Before Can Book a COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment Starting Today

BY Comms Team | PUBLISHED: Apr 01, 2021

The provincial COVID-19 vaccination appointment booking system is now open to residents in the Peterborough Public Health area who are 70 years and older (born in 1951 or before). Appointments can be made either online at at any time, or by calling 249-494-5631 from Mondays to Fridays, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., including Good […]