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Archives for "May 2021"


Fairhaven Long Term Care – Covid-19 Outbreak declared – Alert #026

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: May 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:  2021-05-21 Time:  4:00 PM  Alert #026

Outdoor Recreational Amenities Open for Household Members Only

BY Comms Team | PUBLISHED: May 21, 2021

Provincial Shutdown and Stay-at-Home Order Still in Effect On Thursday May 20, the province announced a positive step forward in our fight against the COVID-19 third wave. Starting Saturday, May 22 at 12:01 a.m., some outdoor recreational amenities, such as soccer fields, tennis courts, and outdoor fitness equipment will be opening. The opening of these […]

COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Expands to Residents 18 Years and Older

BY Comms Team | PUBLISHED: May 18, 2021

Vaccine Appointments Now Booking into June Starting today (May 18), eligibility for booking a COVID-19 vaccine appointment has expanded for all Peterborough residents 18 years of age and older. Residents who are 17 but turning 18 in 2021 will now be eligible to book at a local COVID-19 vaccine clinic through the provincial booking system. […]

May 12 Board of Health Summary

BY Comms Team | PUBLISHED: May 13, 2021

Wastewater COVID-19 Surveillance Trent University’s Professor Christopher Kyle provided an overview on local wastewater surveillance (WWS) underway to help identify levels of COVID-19 infection in the community. A key advantage of WWS is that a single test represents an independent signal from the entire population contributing to the sampled wastewater stream regardless of health status […]

COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Expands This Week to More Groups

BY Comms Team | PUBLISHED: May 11, 2021

Limited Appointments Available Until Vaccine Supplies Increase Week of May 17 Starting today (May 11), eligibility for booking a COVID-19 vaccine appointment has expanded for the following groups: People with at-risk health conditions and Essential workers who cannot work from home in Group 2. Starting Thursday, May 13, eligibility for booking a COVID-19 vaccine appointment […]

Board of Health Meets Virtually May 12

BY Comms Team | PUBLISHED: May 10, 2021

Media and the community are advised that the next Board of Health meeting will take place online on Wednesday, May 12, 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 […]

COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Opens for Three New Groups

BY Comms Team | PUBLISHED: May 06, 2021

Limited Vaccine Appointments Available in Late May Starting today, eligibility for COVID-19 vaccine has expanded for the following three groups: People who are 50 years of age and older in 2021, People with high-risk health conditions and one of their essential caregivers, and, Essential workers who cannot work from home in Group 1. On Monday, […]

Empress Gardens Retirement Residence – Covid Outbreak – Over

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: May 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:  2021-05-05 Time:  9:30 AM  Alert #025

Peterborough Public Health Issues Drug Poisoning Alert

BY Comms Team | PUBLISHED: May 03, 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 weekend, Peterborough Public Health detected an alarming increase in Paramedic Calls for Service and Emergency Department Visits,” explained Dr. Rosana Salvaterra, Medical Officer of Health. “This has prompted us to proceed […]