Outbreak Status

PLEASE NOTE: This page provides up to date information about active outbreaks within the Thunder Bay and District.

An outbreak is declared in a facility when there is a higher than normal rate of respiratory or gastrointestinal symptoms among the residents. The public are notified through the media, TBDHU social media channels (e.g. Facebook) and this page to make sure the many groups that visit these facilities are aware before they go.

To reduce the spread of illness, it is important to follow the signage posted by the facility as well as all recommendations from staff about personal protective equipment (e.g. masks).

Finally, please avoid visits to any Long-term Care or Retirement Home when you are feeling sick to avoid spreading illness to the residents.

Outbreaks will be removed from this page when they are declared over.

Outbreaks in Effect

Updated: September 21, 2023

Facility Name Virus Type Affected Area Last Updated
St. Joseph's Hospital Respiratory (COVID-19) 5 North - Geriatric Assessment & Rehabilitative Care September 21, 2023
Wilson Memorial General Hospital, Marathon ON Enteric Acute Care September 21, 2023
TBRHSC Respiratory (COVID-19) 2A  September 19, 2023
Hogarth Riverview Manor Respiratory 6 North - Rose Resident Home Area September 19, 2023
St. Joseph's Heritage Respiratory (COVID-19) Bethammi Nursing Home, Facility-wide September 18, 2023
St. Joseph's Hospital Respiratory (COVID-19) 2 South - Medically Complex Services September 8, 2023

​​​​​TBDHU recommends layers of protection to reduce the risk of getting and spreading infections by:

  • Monitor for symptoms and stay home if sick to avoid spreading infections to others.
  • Wear a well-fitted mask in indoor spaces, especially when around vulnerable people or when recovering from illness.
  • Stay up to date on all vaccines including the seasonal flu shot and all doses of COVID-19 vaccines.
  • Wash hands often, for at least 15 seconds with soap and warm water, or by using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or elbow and put tissues in the garbage right away.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
  • Keep indoor spaces well ventilated (i.e. open windows).
  • Be familiar with the Ontario screening tool, to self-assess and know what to do next.


For Further Information

Call the Infectious Disease or Environmental Health Programs: (807) 625-5900

or toll-free 1-888-294-6630

Last Updated: 21/09/2023