As of today, November 10, 2020, there are 23 active cases of COVID-19 in the area served by the Thunder Bay District Health Unit. As a result of the rapid climb in cases, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre must implement precautions to protect the patients, Essential Care Partners, staff and professional staff of our Hospital. As the only provider of acute and specialized health care services in our region, steps must be taken to ensure critical services continue to be available to those who need them.
Effective Wednesday, November 11, Care Partners are not permitted until further notice. Essential Care Partners (ECPs) are welcome. ECPs are permitted to visit between 0800-2000 and apply to the following:
We recognize that these restrictions are difficult for patients and their loved ones, and encourage use of personal devices to stay connected. Free wifi is available at the Hospital. For information on Virtual Visitation options provided by the Hospital, please visit www.tbrhsc.net.
At this time, there is no impact to clinical programs and services. Surgeries, diagnostic testing and outpatient services continue at current volumes. Our Hospital is committed to meeting the needs of our community. Urgent care will always be safely provided to those who need it.
Community members are urged to reduce the spread of infection. Please wear a mask, maintain physical distance of 2 meters, practice hand hygiene, and travel outside of Northern Ontario only if absolutely necessary. In addition, follow the Public Health Guidelines:
We are grateful to the community for their collective effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our community. We are in this together.
Local COVID-19 case status: https://www.tbdhu.com/coronavirus
Provincial COVID-19 case status: https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus#section-0
Canada COVID-19 case status: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html
COVID-19 Daily Situation Report videos: http://tbrhsc.net/covid-19-information