Municipal Emergency Control Group Cautions Community on Delta Variant

Posted On Thursday September 02, 2021

The City’s Municipal Emergency Control Group (MECG) met today with community partners as part of its ongoing management of the COVID-19 situation. With the fall season driving increased indoor gatherings and a fourth wave of the pandemic beginning across Ontario, the group focused discussions on the highly transmittable delta variant.

“This delta variant has proven to spread quickly and we need to do everything we can to prepare our community and minimize its impact,” said Mayor Bill Mauro. “We are working closely with our partners to manage this pandemic, but also need the community to continue to do their part – as they have so far.”

“With the delta variant spreading in other areas, we are at increased risk as we enter the fall,” said Dr. Janet DeMille, Medical Officer of Health. “It is important that we achieve as high a community immunization level as possible. The vaccine is quick and easy to get through the CLE clinic, primary care and pharmacies as well as other channels. In addition, maintaining other measures such as physical distancing, masking and reducing in person contact and gatherings continues to be vitally important.”

The MECG continues to meet bi-weekly to provide a coordinated approach to the community’s pandemic response. Those in attendance at the MECG meeting represented the City of Thunder Bay, Thunder Bay Police Service, Thunder Bay Fire Rescue, Superior North EMS, St. Joseph’s Care Group, Tbaytel, Thunder Bay Airport, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, Thunder Bay District Health Unit, District of Thunder Bay Social Services Administration Board, Conseil scolaire de district catholique des Aurores boréales, Lakehead Public Schools, the Catholic District School Board, Fort William First Nation, and the Solicitor General’s Office of Ontario.

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Contact: Jodi Wright, Acting Supervisor - Corporate Communications/Public Information Officer, 633-1218

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