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Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre implements further visitor restrictions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic


The health and safety of patients, their families, staff, professional staff, and the community is our utmost priority. To help prevent the risk or spread of COVID-19, only essential care partners will be permitted at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre until further notice. This extends to people who may have been previously identified as care partners in recent weeks.

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