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More Testing Opportunities this weekend

More Testing  Opportunities this weekend

Minister Elliott says progress is being made

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  April 21, 2020  (LSN) The updated modelling shows early signs that our collective efforts to stop the spread of #COVID19 are working and we are trending toward a best-case scenario. This is the result of months of planning and collective action to stop the spread of #COVID19 and flatten the curve.

Christine ElliottIn order for these projections to become reality, each of us must continue to stay at home as much as possible and practise physical distancing. The reality is that we're in the midst of a journey and while we now have our destination in sight, we haven't yet arrived.

COVID-19 testing is available to more residents in The Thunder Bay District Health Unit (TBDHU) region.  Everyone who has a symptom possibly related to COVID-19 infection may be eligible for testing


TBDHU, in partnership with the Superior North EMS Community Paramedicine Program, will again be conducting COVID-19 drive-through testing this weekend at the TBDHU office at 999 Balmoral Street, in Thunder Bay.  This testing will take place on Saturday, April 25 and Sunday, April 26, 2020. 
COVID-19 symptoms can be mild to severe. Individuals with ANY of the symptoms listed below are encouraged to contact the TBDHU at (807) 625-5900 or 1-888-294-6630 and they will be considered for testing.  TBDHU staff will assign you into the earliest available appointment and staff will provide you further guidance. 
Testing as part of this targeted surveillance is for anyone who has ANY of the following symptoms:  
  fever  
  cough  
  difficulty breathing  
  fatigue  
  muscles aches  
  loss of appetite  
  sore throat/hoarse voice  
  runny nose  
  loss of taste and smell  
  diarrhea  



Links to Regional Covid-19 Regional Information

Ontario Face coverings and face masks information


Ontario is presently in Lockdown Ontario's COVID-19 restriction levels

Ontario's new framework classes public health regions into five levels, including lockdown
Red (Control)Orange (Restrict)Yellow (Protect)Green (Prevent)

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