covid 19 virus

COVID-19- Information for Community Partners & Municipalities

Lasted Edited/Reviewed: June 30, 2020

Topics:

Libraries
Community Centres
Outdoor Public Spaces (Guidance Document)
Public Washrooms (Guidance Document)
Public Beaches (Guidance Document)
Day Camps
Campgrounds and Trailer Parks
Small Drinking Water Systems
Community Gardens
Farmers’ Markets
Pick-Your-Own Produce


Libraries

All libraries can reopen with limited on-site services, such as computer access and contactless book pickup and drop-off.

  • Patrons are not permitted to handle books or materials on shelves.
  • Libraries should operate in adherence with public health guidelines on physical distancing, capacity and hygiene procedures (e.g., disinfecting returns and high-touch areas like computers).

KEEP COMMUNITIES SAFE  

  • Practice physical distancing
  • Wear appropriate protective equipment where physical distancing is a challenge
  • Increase cleaning of frequently touched surfaces
  • Stay at home and away from others if you are feeling ill
  • Wash your hands frequently and practice good hygiene
  • Get tested if you are showing symptoms of COVID-19

Workplace health and safety guidance on measures to protect health and safety is available:

Workplaces are strongly recommended to review guidelines and take appropriate measures to keep employees and customers safe.

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Community Centres

Community centres can reopen to the public with limited or modified on-site programs and services that follow workplace guidance and public health advice.

  • Recreational activities are restricted at indoor facilities, but these spaces can be used for other programs and services.
  • Examples of physically distanced programs and services include in-person counselling, group counselling, computer access, education and tutoring.
  • Food services are restricted to takeout, delivery and outdoor dining spaces.
  • Indoor pools may open (see water recreational facilities).
  • Access to locker rooms, change rooms, showers and communal kitchen areas is not allowed

KEEP COMMUNITIES SAFE 

  • Practice physical distancing
  • Wear appropriate protective equipment where physical distancing is a challenge
  • Increase cleaning of frequently touched surfaces
  • Stay at home and away from others if you are feeling ill
  • Wash your hands frequently and practice good hygiene
  • Get tested if you are showing symptoms of COVID-19

Workplace health and safety guidance on measures to protect health and safety is available:

Workplaces are strongly recommended to review guidelines and take appropriate measures to keep employees and customers safe.

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Farmer’s Markets

Peterborough Public Health is working with the Peterborough Regional Farmer’s Market to ensure community residents can access this source of local food in a safe manner.  Please see this statement for details.

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Pick-Your-Own Produce

Pick-Your-Own Farms are considered essential services in Ontario. It is important to follow farm guidelines and protocols when visiting. Take steps to stay safe and help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our communities.

SAFETY TIPS – Pick-Your-Own Produce