COVID-19

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

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To help prevent the risk or spread of COVID-19, general visitation and non-essential volunteers have been limited. Essential Care Partners (ECP) and designated visitors are allowed at all sites and departments

Please note, the ability to allow Essential Care Partners (ECP) and visitors will be determined on a day to day basis and NOSH reserves the right to remove visitation privileges if an outbreak occurs or community spread is identified. Any ECPs or visitors entering the facility will be screened as per protocol. Anyone entering any of the NOSH facilities is required to wear a mask at all times. 

An ECP is defined as individuals who assist with the personal/ emotional care needs of a patient/resident and whose absence would create healthcare concerns for the patient and or resident. All ECPs must be approved by the CNO.  For more information or if you have any questions, please email contact-us@nosh.ca

No restrictions on amount of visitors per patient. 2 visitors allowed at one time. Please review upcoming changes here.  

 

Visiting Hours: 

Sunday - Saturday : 11am - 8pm

No restrictions on amount of visitors per resident. 2 visitors allowed at one time.  

 

Visiting Hours: 

Monday - Friday : None at this time

Saturday - Sunday : None at this time 

 

No restrictions on amount of visitors per patient. 2 visitors allowed at one time.  

No restrictions on amount of visitors per patient. 2 visitors allowed at one time.  Please review upcoming changes here.  

 

Visiting Hours: 

Sunday - Saturday : 11am - 8pm

2 Essential Care Partners, with only one to visit at a time to continue to be permitted in compliance with  Directive #3 from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. 

1 general visitor indoors and a maximum of 1 ECP may be present during visit.  

All ECPs to be approved by the LTC Manager. 

6ECPs (2 at at time) are permitted for Palliative/End of Life.

 

Visiting Hours: 

Monday - Friday : 10am - 8pm

Saturday - Sunday : 11am - 7pm

* ECPs are encouraged to visit during the above regular visiting hours. 

There are four types of absences This includes the allowance for residents to go for a walk in the immediate area

  1. Medical absences are absences to seek medical and/or health care.   
  2. Compassionate/palliative absences include, but are not limited to, absences for the purposes of visiting a dying loved one. LTCHs must assess these situations on a case-by-case basis.  
  3. Short term (day) absences are absences that are less than or equal to 24 hours in duration.  

There are two types of short term (day) absences:

  1.  Essential absences include absences for reasons of pharmacies, outdoor physical activity that are permitted when a Stay[1]At-Home Order is in effect as per O. Reg 265/21. All individuals, regardless of their immunization status, can participate in essential absences, unless the resident is in isolation and on Droplet and Contact Precautions or as directed by the local public health unit.10
  2.  Social absences include absences for all reasons not listed under medical, compassionate/palliative, and/or essential absences that do not include an overnight stay.

4. Temporary absences include absences involving two or more days and one or more nights for non-medical reasons

COVID-19 Education for Long-Term Care (LTC) Visitors:

 Family Members and Caregivers Public Health Training for LTC

No restrictions on amount of visitors per patient. 2 visitors allowed at one time.  

 

We will be working hard to try to protect our staff so that they are able to continue to care for the community - your friends, your neighbours, your family. Please help us to do that by being patient with the screening questions, answering honestly and following instructions.

NOSH COVID-19 FAQ Page 


If you believe you have symptoms of the 2019 novel Coronavirus:

If you think you have coronovirus (COVID-19) symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has it, click here to take the self-assessment to help you to determine how to seek further care.

  • Call Telehealth Ontario for medical advice at 1-866-797-0000 or contact the Thunder Bay District Health Unit at 625-5900 and ask to speak to a public health nurse in the Infectious Disease program;
  • If you need immediate medical attention, call 911 and mention your symptoms and travel history.

COVID-19 Assessment Centers

Marathon - Marathon Family Health Team

Open  Monday to Friday, BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. If you are concerned that you may have COVID-19, please call the MFHT at 229-3243, or the local Public Health Unit at 825-7770. They will ask you questions over the telephone to detemine if you should be tested. If you require a test, an appointment with the Assessment Centre will be made for you by your family doctor or Public Health and they will provide you with futher instructions. 

Terrace Bay - The McCausland Hospital 

Open Monday to Friday, BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. If you are concerned that you may have COVID-19, please call your family doctor, or the local Public Health Unit at 825-7770. They will ask you questions over the telephone to determine if you should be tested. If you require a test, an appointment with the Assessment Centre will be made for you by your family doctor or Public Health and they will provide you with further instruction.


Further Information 

For more detailed information on the status of the virus and risk to Ontarians, please visit the Thunder Bay District Health UnitOntario Ministry of Health website and/or the Public Health Agency of Canada website.

Information on self-isolation can be found here: Public Health: How to Self Isolate

How to properly Physical (Social) Distance: TBDHU Physical Distancing Traffic Light

Mental Health: North of Superior Councelling Program 

More information regarding your municipality and any of their facility closures, can be found here: Biigtigong Nishnaabeg ; Pic MobertTown of Marathon ; Town of SchreiberTown of Terrace Bay 

For more information on different ways to shop and seniors hours: Sirard's Your Independent Grocer - Marathon ;  IDA Pharmacy - MarathonCosta's Foods Ltd. - Terrace Bay / Screiber ; Stewarts Pharmacy - Terrace Bay


NOSH Educational Videos

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