COVID-19 Updates: Keeping You Safe

Your health and safety is our top priority.

Our Hospital is putting elements of its pandemic plan in place that include education and simulations, working with partners, screening, monitoring key supplies and potential COVID-19 testing.

Hospital Activity Updates

Attention Visitors to Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre

Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

On Monday, December 6th, we communicated to Hospital staff about the implementation of a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for all employees, credentialed professional staff, active volunteers (including Board members) and learners. Please refer to the memo from December 6th for the full details:

Proper PPE and Precautions for Novel Respiratory Infections

If you are a staff member and believe you have symptoms of COVID-19:

  • Contact Occupational Health & Safety at 684-6212.
  • Our Occupational Health & Safety professionals will provide you with up-to-date information and instructions.

Incident Management Team

An Incident Management Team was established to plan, implement and monitor COVID-19 activity specific to our Hospital.

Preparedness efforts at the Hospital began long before COVID-19 appeared based on lessons-learned during the SARS outbreak and other epidemics since. Our experiences in the past with SARS in 2003, pandemic H1N1 in 2009 and Ebola in 2012 have told us to plan early and anticipate escalation if and when that should occur.

As the pandemic evolved into a more manageable state, the organization transitioned pandemic response activity to our regular organizational structure starting Monday, May 31st, 2021.
Details here:

See our pandemic plan:

Hospital-based surveillance under Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) leadership will continue to be critical to reducing transmission of COVID-19 within health care facilities. These measures are required to keep health care workers and hospital patients safe, and to prevent overwhelming the health system’s capacity to care for all other patients who require hospitalization.

Memos and Resources:

Staff Screening Tool – Online

Staff health and wellness resources

Incident Action Plan Update

Guidance Documents, Policies, Procedures



Last known status of community partners

Outpatient Service Disruption Overview