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Date Updated: 02-03-2020


Please Note: NOSM will advise all learners of the COVID restrictions for each placement within the community. This list of restrictions is updated with the most current information provided by our communities and is subject to change. Please continue to keep track of the restrictions within the communities in which your placement is confirmed.

wdt_ID Community Hospital Effective Date COVID-Restrictions
1 Sudbury HSN 01/07/2020 HSN is only allowing placements for clerks (UGY4) or any student placements (i.e. HS and PA) that are needed for graduation of a final year in their respective program; but this does exclude any UGY3 placements at this time.
2 Thunder Bay TBRHSC 01/07/2020 TBRHSC is only allowing placements for clerks (UGY4) or any student placements (i.e. HS and PA) that are needed for graduation of a final year in their respective program; but this does exclude any UGY3 placements at this time.
3 Manitoulin Island 05/10/2020 COVID test will be done upon arrival for any locum or learner
4 Kenora Lake of the Woods Health Science Campus 25/11/2020 Seven day isolation required for anybody travelling from outside of Northwestern Ontario.
5 Sault Ste Marie SAH 01/03/2021 Medical Students:
Arriving from outside or returning from travel outside of Algoma District you will be required to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival, travel or close contact with visitors from outside Algoma. Quarantine for 14 days in current location prior to travel to Algoma district will also be acceptable. No clinical work will be available during quarantine time unless you are able to work from home.

Medical Residents:
Arriving from outside Algoma District NO quarantine required. Self-isolate at work for 14 day period at per public health guidelines https://www.publichealthontario.ca/-/media/documents/ncov/ipac/ipac-covid-19-work-self-isolation.pdf?la=en. Please contact Carrie Stewart stewartc@sah.on.ca or 705-206-4627, SSM SAC, to discuss requests for resident rotations to ensure you have the most up to date requirements for all healthcare facilities.
6 Sioux Lookout Sioux Lookout Hospital 18/12/2020 Physicians are requested to self-isolate as much as possible up to two weeks prior to their arrival in Sioux Lookout. Physicians working in a setting, where during the past two weeks there has been a COVID-19 case and covering more than two shifts, are required to be tested up to a week prior to or on arrival in Sioux Lookout. They may start clinical work while the results are pending. IMPORTANT: Learners who are coming from red or orange zones please contact Dr. Bollinger to discuss whether the safety requirements for the placement 3 weeks prior to the rotation (including all visiting learners).
7 Thunder Bay St. Joseph's Care Group 24/12/2020 St. Joseph's Care Group is implementing traveling restrictions for any learners travelling from outisde of Nortwestern Ontario will need to self-isolate for 14 days before entering SJCG.
8 Thunder Bay TBRHSC 04/01/2021 TBRHSC is implementing travel restrictions where any electives coming to northwestern Ontario will need to self-isolate for 7 days upon arrival. There are some caveats: 1) Any elective coming from within Northern Ontario, TBRHSC will offer a COVID swab instead of imposing the isolation period. Must isolate until result come back; 2) Any elective coming from outside of NOSM Catchment area will need to perform a mandatory 7 day isolation before starting; 3) if there is any travel outside of Thunder Bay for the holidays, a 7 day isolation period is mandatory. All learners must wear a procedure mask at TBRHSC - Cloth masks are no longer allowed. During the lockdown, TBRHSC is requiring students who travelled outside of Ontario from December 26 - January 9 to self-isolate for 14 days prior to entering the hospital. If the provincewide shutdown ends on January 9 for Northern Ontario, the out-of-province isolation requirement is anticipated to be removed by the hospital at that time.
9 Smooth Rock Falls 08/01/2021 Smooth Rock Falls hospital that has advised of the following requirements prior to placements in their community: -must have a covid test completed prior to arrival in the community -must not work in any other healthcare facility 14 days prior to their arrival in the community.
Community Hospital Effective Date COVID-Restrictions