March 4, 2022 - Today, Warden Jones, and the County Emergency Control Group have decided to lift the state of emergency that was originally enacted on March 23, 2020 (711 days) due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The end of the state of emergency doesn’t mean the pandemic is over. While we appear to be emerging from the shadow of COVID-19, now is not the time to let our guards down. Please continue to get immunized (including the 3rd dose), mask and sanitize” states Warden J. Murray Jones.

The following page has been provided as a resource regarding COVID-19.

For details about the current status of COVID-19 in our community, and ways you can protect yourself, visit the Peterborough Public Health website.

Walk-in Clinic Calendar - Vaccine shots 1st & 2nd 

Peterborough Public Health is offering walk-in clinics throughout Peterborough County and City into September. For those who are needing to get their 1st and/or 2nd vaccine shots,  we encourage all eligible residents to get immunized and to assist you in finding a clinic that works for you and your schedule, visit and save this link to the

This calendar is updated regularly with clinic information. Residents can also call Peterborough Public Health at 705-743-1000 for information about clinic times.

Peterborough County's response to COVID-19

Get Your Shots - say Dr. Hughes & Dr. Houpt

Dr. Hughes and Dr. Houpt both work at the Morton Community Healthcare Centre in Douro-Dummer and live in Peterborough County have created a video explaining the importance of getting the COVID-19 vaccine. In these videos, the physicians clearly explain why they believe in the vaccine for all age groups and highlight the benefit for the whole community.  Please take the time to watch the videos to hear what the Doctors have to say about the urgency and importance of receiving the vaccine.

Peterborough County continues to work with Peterborough Public Health to offer walk-in vaccine clinics throughout the County and the City and many pharmacies are offering the vaccines as well.  Bookmark this page  and check it often or call 705.743.1000. 

Peterborough County will not be removing our Emergency Declaration until such time that we meet the required targets, which are 80% for 1st shot and 75% for 2nd shot of our total population.  As at the end of August we are currently sitting at 73% and 66% accordingly.

 “We encourage you to get your shots. Yes, it hurts a little, you might feel a little off for a day or two”, said Warden J. Murray Jones.  “There is so much misinformation out there, if you are hesitant, talk to your doctor, your pharmacist or your healthcare provider. Get the right facts.  Let’s get back to normal, we can do it. After all, we are in this together”.

Here is the full News Release

Message from Warden J. Murray Jones

View messages from the County.

View additional COVID-19 Resources.

Peterborough Public Health

Peterborough Public Health is actively monitoring the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and collaborating with local hospitals, primary care, emergency services, the Ministry of Health, provincial and national colleagues.

Protection Measures

Social distancing and self isolation are strongly recommended to help slow the transmission of COVID-19. 

On March 23, 2020, Peterborough Mayor Diane Therrien and Peterborough County Warden J. Murray Jones jointly called for a State of Emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The World Health Organization has many resources available for safe practices for the public.