Mask Use is Required for Peterborough Public Health Clinical Services & Reception

Written by Comms Team, June 9, 2022

Provincial Mask Mandate Lifts in Most Places June 11

With the provincial mask mandating lifting on June 11, Peterborough Public Health is announcing that masks are still required to be worn in all Peterborough Public Health clinics and reception areas. Services delivered by Peterborough Public Health that will require the use of masks include:

  • COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics
  • Routine Immunization Clinics
  • School-based Immunization Clinics
  • Sexual Health Clinic at 185 King St., Peterborough
  • Oral Health Clinic at 185 King St., Peterborough
  • Reception areas at 185 King St., Peterborough

“We are seeing a decrease in the level of COVID-19 transmission in our community,” said Dr. Thomas Piggott, Medical Officer of Health. “However, COVID-19 is still present and circulating. For the protection of visitors and our staff, we are requiring that masks continue to be worn in clinical service settings and reception areas.”

Dr. Piggott explained that the latest local wastewater data indicates a plateau in transmission for the Peterborough Public Health region. While this is encouraging for residents, it is still important to remember that there is a continued risk. “We are continuing to see deaths from COVID-19, even with community transmission now moving to low risk,” said Dr. Piggott. “Masking remains the second-most effective way after getting the vaccine of reducing transmission. It is well worth it in high risk settings and settings with poor ventilation to protect ourselves and those more vulnerable around us.”

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