Proof of vaccination certificates

The Government of Ontario has announced the requirement for proof of vaccination certificates in specific settings such as restaurants, bars, sport and fitness recreational facilities, and event space among others across the province effective Sept. 22. (Read the full Government Media Release for details)

“We recognize this latest announcement will have an impact on accessing some of our public facing programs and services specifically in the area of recreation,” said City Manager Norm Gale. “We will be reviewing the official regulations from the Ontario Government in detail to identify any changes to services. The City will comply with all provincial orders to help control the spread of COVID-19.”

Specific details on the impact to City services will be communicated to the public prior to the Sept. 22, implementation date. No changes will take place until the community has been notified.

Roadmap to Reopen - Step Three

Ontario is currently in Step Three of the Roadmap to Reopen

Details on Step Three:  

Step Three focuses on the resumption of additional indoor services with larger numbers of people and restrictions in place. Face coverings in indoor public settings and physical distancing requirements remain in place throughout Step Three.

This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Outdoor social gatherings and organized public events with up to 100 people with limited exceptions;
  • Indoor social gatherings and organized public events with up to 25 people;
  • Indoor religious services, rites or ceremonies, including wedding services and funeral services permitted with physical distancing;
  • Indoor dining permitted with no limits on the number of patrons per table with physical distancing and other restrictions still in effect;
  • Indoor sports and recreational fitness facilities to open subject to a maximum 50 per cent capacity of the indoor space. Capacity for indoor spectators is 50 per cent of the usual seating capacity or 1,000 people, whichever is less. Capacity for outdoor spectators is 75 per cent of the usual seating capacity or 15,000 people, whichever is less;
  • Indoor meeting and event spaces permitted to operate with physical distancing and other restrictions still in effect and capacity limited to not exceed 50 per cent capacity or 1,000 people, (whichever is less);
  • Essential and non-essential retail with capacity limited to the number of people that can maintain a physical distance of two metres;
  • Personal care services, including services requiring the removal of a face covering, with capacity limited to the number of people that can maintain a physical distance of two metres;
  • Museums, galleries, historic sites, aquariums, zoos, landmarks, botanical gardens, science centres, casinos/bingo halls, amusement parks, fairs and rural exhibitions, festivals, with capacity limited to not exceed 50 per cent capacity indoors and 75 per cent capacity outdoors;
  • Concert venues, cinemas, and theatres permitted to operate at:
    • up to 50 per cent capacity indoors or a maximum limit of 1,000 people for seated events (whichever is less)
    • up to 75 per cent capacity outdoors or a maximum limit of 5,000 people for unseated events (whichever is less); and up to 75 per cent capacity outdoors or a maximum of 15,000 people for events with fixed seating (whichever is less).
  • Real estate open houses with capacity limited to the number of people that can maintain a physical distance of two metres; and
  • Indoor food or drink establishments where dance facilities are provided, including nightclubs and restobars, permitted up to 25 per cent capacity or up to a maximum limit of 250 people (whichever is less).

 

City programs and services during COVID-19

  • Use the A-Z City Services Directory for up-to-date information on programs, services, facilities and amenities as they are operating or modified during the COVID-19 pandemic. The directory also contains City contacts for information & essential service appointment bookings.

A-Z City Service Directory

Latest COVID-19 City News

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Read All City COVID-19 Releases

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Watch Mayor's community video addresses

Aug. 24, 2021 - Mayor Mauro thanks the community for the continued efforts in helping stop the spread of COVID-19, and urges residents to continue following public health guidelines as a possible fourth wave looms.

View Updates from the Mayor

Mayor Mauro addresses the community regarding the COVID-19 situation. 

 

Jan. 29, 2021 - Mayor Mauro urges caution and vigilance as cases continue to rise in our community.

 

View Mayor's Messages from 2020

 

COVID-19 resources 

Employee spotlight during COVID-19

This month's spotlight: Vicki Kuz - Human Resources Assistant 

Read Vicki's Employee Spotlight 

 

City of Thunder Bay employees who provide essential services are working on the front lines and behind the scenes trying to navigate the ever-changing work environment to deliver vital City services during these unprecedented times. The City has developed an Employee Spotlight Series, to highlight the great work staff are doing during these difficult times and describe what it's like working during the COVID-19 Pandemic. 

In recognition of the dedicated work by all City of Thunder Bay employees during the pandemic, City Council and senior management would like to say thank you. Please watch this video message:

Watch: Dear City Employees - Thank you
City Employees Continue to Serve Residents During COVID-19

Supporting the community response fund

The United Way of Thunder Bay and the Thunder Bay Community Foundation have established a COVID-19 Community Response Fund.

Donations to the fund will support local non-profits helping those at high risk throughout this crisis. Those who would like to help can donate to the fund through either the United Way or the Thunder Bay Community Foundation.

Non-profit agencies may learn more about this Grant opportunity at: https://uwaytbay.ca/how-we-help/funding-applications-2 

COVID-19 Resource Directory for Service Providers 

The COVID-19 Resource Directory for Service Providers is a compilation of some regional, provincial and national COVID-19-related resources for service providers. The directory provides resources and links on the following sectors: health, mental health, housing, justice, crime prevention, trauma, technology, food security, finances, harm reduction, and newcomers/refugees, as well as tips for working remotely and online learning courses.  

For additional information on local agencies, use 211 Ontario North to find the agency of interest and link to their website. Several agencies in Thunder Bay have dedicated COVID-19 pages outlining service continuations, disruptions and/or suspensions. For City of Thunder Bay service information visit www.thunderbay.ca/a-z.

Thank you to the following participating organizations for the ongoing development of the COVID-19 Resource Directory: Crime Prevention Thunder Bay, Thunder Bay Drug Strategy, Canadian Mental Health Association, Lakehead Social Planning Council, Human Services & Justice Coordinating Committee, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and 211 Ontario North.

 

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