Thunder Bay – COVID-19 Update – Thunder Bay District Health Unit (TBDHU) and Chartwell Hilldale Retirement Residence confirm that an outbreak has been declared at the retirement home, in Thunder Bay.
One staff member was recently confirmed to have COVID-19. Consistent with provincial guidelines, the outbreak declaration for COVID-19 in a retirement home is made when one staff or resident is found to be positive for COVID-19. This low threshold for declaring an outbreak ensures that outbreak management measures, including increased infection prevention and control practices, can be put in place swiftly to contain any further spread.
In collaboration with Chartwell Hilldale Retirement Residence, TBDHU has initiated a thorough assessment of the situation, including enhanced surveillance and testing activities and on-site inspection. Further measures will be taken as needed to manage this situation.