[Updated Thursday, February 25 – this information is subject to change; please check back frequently for updates]
COVID-19 NEWS AND INFORMATION
- CURRENT INPATIENTS AT PRHC WITH COVID-19: <5
- NUMBER OF PATIENT TRANSFERS FROM OTHER AREAS AS A RESULT OF PROVINCIAL DIRECTIVE: 17
- CURRENT COVID-19 OUTBREAKS AT PRHC: 0
What can I do to minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19 and other illnesses?
Hand cleaning continues to be the single most important thing we can all do to minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19. Clean your hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
You should wash your hands:
- When entering or leaving the hospital and clinical areas
- Before eating or drinking
- After using the washroom
- If your hands become visibly dirty
To minimize the risk of spreading illness to others, you should cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then throw the tissue in the garbage and clean your hands. If you do not have a tissue handy, cough or sneeze into your sleeve or arm. Stay home when you are sick. Avoid visiting those who may be more vulnerable to infections, including those in hospital as well as retirement and long-term-care homes, until you are feeling better.
Social distancing is also strongly recommended to avoid spreading COVID-19. This means avoiding crowds and gatherings and keeping a distance of two metres between yourself and others when in public areas.
What should I do if I think I have symptoms of COVID-19?
If you suspect you might have COVID-19, contact PRHC’s COVID-19 Assessment Centre directly by phone at 705-876-5086 to determine whether an appointment is required.
If your symptoms are severe, come to the Emergency Department or call 911 and alert the screener/dispatcher to your travel history and symptoms.
Peterborough Public Health: 705-743-1000 x. 401
If your inquiry is not urgent, email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you need immediate medical attention, call 911 and provide your travel history and symptoms.
Telehealth Ontario: 1-866-797-0000 (staffed 24/7)
February 3, 2021: A message of support and thanks from PRHC’s Board of Directors
April 22, 2020: Outbreak of COVID-19 on PRHC inpatient unit declared over
April 4, 2020: PRHC calls on community for support with 1000 Mask Challenge
March 23, 2020: Main entrance at PRHC now reopened with touch-free sliding doors
March 19, 2020: Temporary changes to family presence/visitor policy at PRHC
March 16, 2020: New screening and access measures take effect at PRHC today
March 15, 2020: First case of COVID-19 reported by Peterborough Public Health
March 11, 2020: COVID-29 Update: Help us protect you
January 28, 2020: Coronavirus and You: How to stay safe and remain calm