[Updated Friday, January 21 – this information is subject to change; please check back frequently for updates]




What can I do to minimize the risk of getting and spreading COVID-19 and other illnesses?

Get vaccinated! Maximum protection is not reached until 2-3 weeks after vaccination. That means you don’t have full immunity until 2-3 weeks after your second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Wash your hands with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer

Practice physical distancing – stay two (2) meters away from anyone who is not in your household

Wear a face covering when you cannot physical distance – learn how to properly wear, fit, remove and clean your face mask

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 covid19@peterboroughpublichealth.ca

If you need immediate medical attention, call 911 and provide your travel history and symptoms.

Telehealth Ontario: 1-866-797-0000 (staffed 24/7)


December 22, 2021: PRHC moves to more restrictive phase of temporary visiting policy

December 21, 2021: COVID-19 testing pop-up clinic

August 17, 2021: COVID-19 testing services to consolidate at PRHC’s COVID-19 Assessment Centre

July 27, 2021: PRHC COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic adjusts operations as vaccination rates increase across Canada

June 16, 2021: PRHC moves to less restrictive phase of temporary visiting policy

April 10, 2021: Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) to ramp down non-urgent care in response to provincial critical care surge

February 23, 2021: Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) receives first shipment of 5,850 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine

February 3, 2021: A message of support and thanks from PRHC’s Board of Directors

January 26, 2021: Peterborough Regional Health Centre moves to more restrictive visiting policy

January 25, 2021: Peterborough Region Receives its First Supply of Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine

January 6, 2021: PRHC statement regarding patient transfers from other areas across the province

November 13, 2020: COVID-19 Assessment Centre at Peterborough Regional Health Centre expanding to increase capacity, support Emergency Department volumes

October 22, 2020: Peterborough’s Eastgate Memorial Park COVID-19 testing site relocating to Northcrest Arena on Monday, October 26

October 8, 2020: Online appointment booking now available for Eastgate Memorial Park COVID-19 testing site

September 17, 2020: Peterborough’s drive-through COVID-19 testing site relocating to Eastgate Memorial Park on Monday, September 21

September 10, 2020: Peterborough’s drive-through COVID-19 testing centre first in Ontario to use handheld devices for lab automation

July 20, 2020: Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) eases temporary family presence/visiting restrictions during COVID-19 pandemic

June 19, 2020: Healthcare providers in Peterborough urge patients to wear non-medical masks for in-person medical appointments

May 29, 2020: Five regional hospital partners approved to begin ramping up non-urgent care

April 24, 2020: PRHC continues to stand ready as COVID-19 pandemic evolves across Ontario

April 22, 2020: Outbreak of COVID-19 on PRHC inpatient unit declared over

April 21, 2020: PRHC providing support for community partners through COVID-19 Mobile Assessment+ Response Team

April 16, 2020: COVID-19 Assessment Centre at Peterborough Regional Health Centre ramps up testing

April 15, 2020: City of Peterborough & PRHC partner to ensure all essential services have access to necessary PPE

April 4, 2020: PRHC calls on community for support with 1000 Mask Challenge

April 1, 2020: Peterborough Regional Health Centre prepares for COVID-19 pandemic

March 31, 2020: COVID-19 Assessment Centre at Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) now available by calling directly

March 25, 2020: Peterborough Regional Health Centre and PRHC Foundation grateful for community support during COVID-19 pandemic

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 17, 2020: COVID-19 Assessment Centre open at Peterborough Regional Health Centre 

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 13, 2020: Health partners in Haliburton, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland and Peterborough collaborating to protect patients, visitors, healthcare professionals, staff and volunteers

March 11, 2020: COVID-29 Update: Help us protect you

January 28, 2020: Coronavirus and You: How to stay safe and remain calm