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COVID-19 outbreak declared at Shelter House

Outbreak declared after four positive cases, spread detected at facility.
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A COVID-19 outbreak was declared at Shelter House on Tuesday after four people associated with the facility tested positive. (File photo)

THUNDER BAY – An outbreak of COVID-19 has been declared at Shelter House Thunder Bay.

"The outbreak declaration was made after [the Thunder Bay District Health Unit] identified four individuals with COVID-19 and determined that the transmission had occurred at the facility," the health unit said in a statement issued Tuesday afternoon. 

The health unit said it was working with the Shelter House to manage the outbreak.

The situation does not affect the organization's ability to take in clients, said Shelter House executive director Michelle Jordan.

The south end shelter has a normal capacity of 62 overnight beds, and offers other services including meals and a managed alcohol program.

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