Please see the following release from Keith Beecroft, Public Health Promoter at Peterborough Public Health, shared on Monday, April 4:
“Good morning everyone –
With the warming weather, budding trees, and melting snow – here’s hoping today doesn’t feel too much like a Monday for you!
A quick update for you all!
Many of you will remember that from February 28 to March 14, 2022, Peterborough Public Health (PPH) conducted an online survey to receive feedback from local businesses and workplaces regarding their experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic and to gain a better understanding of the supports PPH can provide in the months ahead. The survey was intended for owners, operators, and managers of workplaces, and responding to the survey was voluntary. All responses received were confidential and anonymous and have been aggregated into themes for the purposes of reporting.
All that to say – thank you for your responses, we are pleased to have your insights and have prepared the attached summary with the findings; we are already starting to incorporate your feedback into our work, and are glad for your continued support!
Additionally, you will recall the “Swiss Cheese analogy” we’ve been using throughout this response – that not one layer or protection is perfect by itself, so many layers of protection are needed. Here are two more layers (tools) that we’ve recently added to the local tool box:
- Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Monitoring for Indoor Air Quality
- Community Risk Index (Think of it like a weather forecast that you would consult before planning a trip to the beach, or embarking on a trip down the 115 in snowy conditions)
- Dr. Piggott was on CBC radio this morning [Monday, April 4], and you can listen to him speak about this new tool and the local context; his interview starts at 22:45
As always – please be in touch if there is anything we can help with!
With continued thanks,
In addition, since the publication of this letter on Monday, there have been two additional announcements we wanted to share:
- The provincial government is expanding elgibility for a 4th COVID-19 vaccine dose to adults 60 years of age or older and First Nation, Inuit, and Metis Adults 18 years of age or older
- Due to the expanded vaccine eligibility, all COVID-19 vaccine appointments at PPH clinics must be booked. Starting Thursday, April 7 appointments can be booked over the phone by calling 1-833-943-3900 or online.