Thunder Bay District Health Unit Updates on COVID-19 Status


Thunder Bay – COVID-19 Update – The Thunder Bay District Health Unit (TBDHU) advises that the region will remain in a temporary shutdown until February 16, 2021.

The extension of the shutdown in our area means TBDHU will continue to experience time-limited public health and workplace safety measures to control the spread of COVID-19. The stay-at-home order remains in place.

After February 16, 2021, it is expected that the TBDHU region will transition from the shutdown measures to a revised and strengthened COVID-19 Response Framework: Keeping Ontario Safe and Open (colour coded system).

Any final decisions on the level in the colour-coded framework will be subject to review of the trends in public health indicators at that time.

Changes to COVID-19 Reporting – Flight Exposure

Changes to COVID-19 Reporting for Thunder Bay District Health Unit

Beginning Monday, February 8, 2021, Thunder Bay District Health Unit (TBDHU) will no longer issue media releases related to low risk exposure to COVID-19 on flights.

TBDHU strongly recommends avoiding all non-essential travel outside of Northwestern Ontario.

TBDHU is aware of all potential exposures related to COVID-19 cases of residents in our catchment area, however other jurisdictions (including other health units) also identify potential exposure risks though follow up on cases.

For individuals who have travelled by plane, we recommend that they check the Government of Canada Website, Coronavirus disease (COVID-19):

Locations where you may have been exposed to COVID-19, periodically in the two weeks after their flight to determine if there were any potential COVID-19 exposures on that flight.

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