COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)

If you are concerned that you may have been exposed to, or are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please use the self-assessment tool on the provincial website and follow the recommendations on what to do next.
All travellers returning to Canada, including from the US, MUST self-isolate for a period of 14 days, regardless if they have symptoms or not. This is effective as of March 26, 2020 under the Quarantine Act.
Non-essential travel between the United States and Canada has been restricted. Check the Government of Canada Travel Advice and Advisories for more information.
On July 24, 2020, Ontario enacted the Reopening Ontario Act, brining to an end the State of Emergency that was declared for the Province of Ontario under s 7.0.1 (1) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act. Additional restrictions, including the pausing of social circles have been implemented as of 12:01am on October 3, 2020. See provincial COVID-19 updates for all restrictions and changes.
If you are having difficulty breathing or experiencing other severe symptoms, call 911 immediately. Advise them of your symptoms and travel history.
Masks or Face Coverings are required for indoor public spaces as of July 24, 2020 in the Thunder Bay District and the Province of Ontario has mandated masks province wide effective 12:01am on October 3, 2020.
The Thunder Bay District Health Unit has issued a Fall Travel Guidance recommending the avoidance of all non-essential travel outside of Northern Ontario.

What is COVID-19?

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that circulate in animals including humans and may cause illness in them. Human coronaviruses are common and can range from mild illnesses such as the common cold, to severe illnesses such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (SARS CoV) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS CoV). The current novel coronavirus that originated in Wuhan has been renamed COVID-19 as of February 11, 2020 and on March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 as a pandemic.

Current Situation

See the below sites for current information about the virus, statistics, restrictions, testing information, and news.

For more information on COVID-19, call toll-free at 1-833-784-4397 or email pac.info.aspc@canada.ca

Locally, call the TBDHU Infectious Disease Program at (807) 625-5900 or toll-free at 1-888-294-6630.

Find out how to protect yourself, what to do if you’re sick after you travel, and how to recognize possible symptoms

What we are doing to remain prepared for COVID-19

  • Ongoing infection control and routine and additional personal protective equipment (PPE) training
  • Ongoing awareness of COVID-19 updates
  • Social distancing between staff and additional disinfecting of high-touch areas in our stations and apparatus
  • Following updated Training Bulletins from MOHLTC
  • Dispatch Screening for COVID-19


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