Peterborough Public Health News

Archives for "June 2021"


Entering Step 2 of Ontario’s Reopening Plan: What to Expect Locally

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Jun 29, 2021

With Delta Variant Circulating, Following Public Health Measures Key to Preventing Fourth Wave Despite moving into Step 2 of the provincial reopening plan, Peterborough Public Health is advising residents that continuing to follow public health measures is critical as evidence confirms there are more Delta variant cases in the community. “Currently, over half of our […]

Pleasant Meadow Manor Long Term Care – Unknown Respiratory Outbreak – Alert #029

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Jun 28, 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:  2021-06-28  Time:  4:15 PM  Alert #029

COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility for Second Doses Opens Today for Everyone 18 Years and Over

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Jun 28, 2021

Walk-ins Welcome for First Doses Only Starting July 1 at Evinrude Starting today, all local residents who are 18 years of age or older are eligible to book a second dose appointment ahead of schedule. “For the best protection against COVID-19 and the Delta variant, it is very important that residents receive both doses of […]

Increasing Naloxone Access to Save Lives

BY Comms Team | PUBLISHED: Jun 28, 2021

New Local Partnership Will Ensure Naloxone is Within Reach 24/7 Peterborough Public Health and the Peterborough County-City Paramedics have joined forces to expand access to the life-saving medication naloxone. As members of the Peterborough Overdose Prevention Program, local paramedics attending 911 calls in the City and County can now provide patients and patients’ friends and […]

Section 22 Class Order for Self-Isolation Updated Under the Health Protection and Promotion Act

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Jun 23, 2021

Updated Requirements Take Effect Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. Peterborough Public Health has amended its earlier Section 22 Class Order for Self-Isolation to align with provincial guidance and to protect local residents. “I am issuing an amended Section 22 Class Order applicable to all people living or staying within the City and County […]

Time to Mix It Up Peterborough!  

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Jun 22, 2021

COVID-19 mRNA Vaccines Safely Interchangeable for Adults 18+ Supply Changes Means Second mRNA Dose Could Be Different from First Dose  Pop-Up First-Dose Clinic for Youth Aged 12-17 on Saturday, June 26 Peterborough Public Health is advising local residents, that with the exception of our youth 12-17 years of age, anyone who books a first dose or […]

COVID-19 Vaccine Second Dose Eligibility Expanding in June

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Jun 18, 2021

Residents Who Received AstraZeneca as a First Dose Can Choose an mRNA or AstraZeneca Vaccine For Their Second Dose People who received two doses of AstraZeneca vaccine can rest assured that the vaccine provides good protection against infection, and very good protection against severe disease and hospitalization. “For everyone, receiving the second vaccine dose is essential […]

Local Golfers Advised of Potential COVID-19 Exposure at Pine Crest Golf Club

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Jun 18, 2021

High-Risk Contacts Asked to Get Tested and Self-Isolate Peterborough Public Health (PPH) is advising members of the public who attended Pine Crest Golf Club from June 11-13 and who meet the criteria of a high-risk exposure to get tested for COVID-19 following confirmation of a positive staff case. Pine Crest Golf Club is located in […]

Riverview Manor Long Term Care – Outbreak Over – Alert #028

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Jun 12, 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:  2021-06-12  Time:  11:00 AM  Alert #028

Keeping Our Beaches Safe and Operational This Summer

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Jun 11, 2021

Residents & Visitors Asked to Follow all Public Health Measures Peterborough Public Health, Peterborough County OPP, Peterborough Police Service and all 10 local municipalities are coming together to issue a joint statement encouraging residents and visitors to follow public health measures and make responsible choices when attending local beaches. This will help to ensure these […]

June 9 Board of Health Meeting Summary

BY Communications | PUBLISHED: Jun 11, 2021

Board of Health Honours Student Nutrition Program Champion Mary Cozzarini The Board of Health recognized Principal Mary Cozzarini from the Peterborough Victoria Northumberland Clarington Catholic School Board (PVNCCDSB) for her 29 year-long commitment to local student nutrition programs. Ms. Cozzarini started organizing student breakfast programs at her school in 1992, based on the idea of […]

What to Expect as Businesses Reopen in Step 1

BY Comms Team | PUBLISHED: Jun 10, 2021

Peterborough Public Health Issues Instructions for COVID-19 Measures for All Workplaces Residents Encouraged to Dine with Household Members Only As Ontario prepares to enter Step 1 of the Roadmap to Reopen tomorrow (June 11), Peterborough Public Health has issued instructions to all employers and persons responsible for local businesses, organizations and workplaces within the City and […]

Board of Health Recognizes Mary Cozzarini, Long-time Advocate for Student Nutrition Programs

BY Comms Team | PUBLISHED: Jun 10, 2021

29 Years of Supporting Access to Healthy Food at School At last night’s Board of Health meeting, Principal Mary Cozzarini from the Peterborough Victoria Northumberland Clarington Catholic School Board (PVNCCDSB) was recognized for her 29 year-long commitment to local student nutrition programs. “Mary was one of the first at the table, and started something so […]

Dr. Rosana Salvaterra Receives Distinguished Service Award from Association of Local Public Health Agencies

BY Comms Team | PUBLISHED: Jun 08, 2021

Peterborough Public Health is proud to announce that Dr. Rosana Salvaterra, Medical Officer of Health, has received the 2021 Distinguished Service Award today from the Association of Local Public Health Agencies (alPHa). “Dr. Salvaterra has been an incredible leader during the COVID-19 pandemic, whose tireless service ensured residents were protected and well-informed throughout this challenging […]

More First and Second Dose Appointments for COVID-19 Vaccine Opening Up Locally

BY Comms Team | PUBLISHED: Jun 07, 2021

Public Health Recommends Those Who Received Pfizer or Moderna to Book the Same Vaccine for Second Dose Peterborough Public Health is advising eligible residents who wish to book a first or second dose of COVID-19 vaccine that there are many appointments currently available at local mass immunization clinics and pharmacies and more to open soon. COVID-19 […]

Board of Health Meets Virtually June 9

BY Comms Team | PUBLISHED: Jun 07, 2021

Media and the community are advised that the next Board of Health meeting will take place online on Wednesday, June 9, 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 […]

Fairhaven Long Term Care – Outbreak Over – Alert #027

BY outbreaks | PUBLISHED: Jun 07, 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:  2021-06-07  Time:  9:15 AM  Alert #027

Are You Ready for the Heat This Summer?

BY Comms Team | PUBLISHED: Jun 03, 2021

Peterborough Public Health Activates Heat Warning System With summer quickly approaching, Peterborough Public Health has activated its Heat Warning and Information System (HWIS) to advise residents of the best way to protect their health when temperatures soar. Environment and Climate Change Canada will issue Heat Warnings 18 to 24 hours in advance of the heat […]

Provincial Shutdown Measures Continue as Stay-at-Home Order Expires

BY Comms Team | PUBLISHED: Jun 03, 2021

Indoor and Outdoor Gathering Limits Still Apply Peterborough Public Health is advising both local and seasonal residents that provincial Shutdown measures remain in place following the expiry of the provincial Stay-at-Home Order yesterday, including restrictions on gatherings, businesses, services and other activities. “As the weather warms up, it will be important to avoid crowding outside […]