Please note: Individuals who have tested POSITIVE for COVID-19 will be contacted by the TBDHU; however, individuals who have tested NEGATIVE for COVID-19 will not be contacted.
All assessment centres are available only to those who have been directed to attend and have an appointment. Walk-ins will not be accepted.
Anyone with ANY symptom of COVID-19 should call to be assessed for testing.
Testing is also available for:
- People without symptoms who are concerned that they have been exposed to COVID-19 (this includes people who are contacts of or may have been exposed to a confirmed or suspected case).
- People without symptoms who are at risk of exposure to COVID-19 through their employment, including essential workers (e.g. health care workers, grocery store employees, food processing plants).
- People wanting to resume visits at Long-Term Care Homes, Retirement Homes and other Residential Care Settings.
To be assessed and scheduled for testing, call the assessment centre nearest you. Information on each assessment centre is in the tabs below. Appointments are required.
When You Can Come Out of Self-Isolation
Visit the Self-Isolation page for details specific to various self-isolation scenarios, including what you can and cannot do during self-isolation, what to do if your symptoms worsen, what your close contacts should do, and when you can come out of self-isolation.
Case management and contact tracing is a core competency of public health. This includes identifying close contacts for every positive COVID-19 case in the Thunder Bay District. The identification and management of these close contacts is one of the tools public health uses to slow the spread of COVID-19.
The Thunder Bay District Health Unit also completes case and contact management for other infectious diseases, such as sexually transmitted infections (e.g. chlamydia and gonorrhea), blood borne viruses, like HIV and Hepatitis C, and tuberculosis.
With regards to confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the TBDHU area, individuals who have not been contacted by public health would not be considered a close contact of confirmed cases.
For more details, watch this short video on how Case and Contact Management is carried out.
What To Do While Waiting for Your COVID-19 Test Results - June 15 2020 (English PDF)