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Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre COVID-19 Daily Situation Report

Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre COVID-19 Daily Situation Report

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

COVID-19 Status as of 11:20 am

Tests performed yesterday (Assessment Centre and in Hospital) Tests Performed total (Assessment Centre and in Hospital) Presumptive Cases in Hospital Total Positive Cases in Hospital Positive Cases in ICU Patients in COVID-19 Care Unit Hospital Occupancy
226 8280 7 3 0 5 83.4%

The health and safety of patients, their families, staff, professional staff, and the community is our top priority. To help prevent the risk or spread of COVID-19, Essential Care Partners (ECP) restrictions were implemented at our Hospital in the early days of the pandemic. Some restrictions were revised based on the evolving situation. We are aware that some people feel strongly about our current restrictions on ECPs in the Labour & Delivery and the Maternal Newborn programs, and sympathize with those impacted. Our policies are appropriate given our circumstances and are in place for the protection of our most vulnerable patients. Our Hospital’s guidelines are consistent with recommendations of the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, and the Provincial Council for Maternal Child Health. As always, decisions for our Hospital are based on science, and reflect the unique circumstances of our Hospital, including geographic isolation, high risk population and limited staff. We continue to re-examine our policies as the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, and apply evidence to make any changes that are suitable.

Thank you to all staff who opted to be tested for COVID-19. Surveillance testing of health care workers provides important baseline data. There is limited availability for scheduled appointments at our Assessment Centre. If you have made an appointment for a COVID-19 test, please make every effort to attend it, or reschedule it as early as possible. This supports efficiency and effectiveness and allows others an opportunity to be tested. 

A memo was issued today regarding travel restrictions for staff and professional staff. Please refer to the memo for details regarding current status and processes for travel outside of Northwestern Ontario.

All previously issued COVID-19 Daily Situation Reports are available at

Please forward any questions/concerns to your supervisor.

For questions about COVID-19 testing criteria, please contact the TBDHU’s Infectious Disease Program at 807-625-5900 or toll free at 1-888-294-6630.

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All Hospital COVID-19 updates are available on the iNtranet at

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