The Ontario government has given provincial orders to move into Step 1 of the ‘Roadmap to Reopening’ plan on June 11 at 12:01 am, with an initial focus on resuming outdoor activities with smaller crowds where the risk of transmission is lower.

City Amenities Opening in Step 1:
- Trowbridge and Chippewa Campgrounds
- Chapples Golf Course outdoor patio
- Outdoor Fitness at select Community Centres
- Prince Arthur's Landing Splash Pad (anticipated opening of June 15)
- County Park, Franklin Street, and North End Park splash pads (anticipated opening of June 19)
- Heath Park and Art Widnall Outdoor pools (anticipated opening of June 25)
- Sandy Beach (Chippewa) and Boulevard Lake Beach (anticipated opening of June 25)
- Summer Camps & Playgrounds Program (starting July 5)

Learn more about the COVID-19 public health measures and advice. For a listing of impacted services, visit the A-Z Service Directory where City updates are posted to this page as they are announced. COVID-19 health information can be accessed from the Thunder Bay District Health Unit website

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

Read latest City news

Regular updates will be provided on City of Thunder Bay services. Read the media releases issued below, or subscribe to City News at

Latest update:

Read All City COVID-19 Releases

May 2021

April 2021

March 2021

February 2021

January 2021


December 2020


November 2020


October 2020

- no COVID-19 updates issued -


September 2020


August 2020


July 2020


June 2020


May 2020


April 2020


March 2020


Watch Mayor's community video addresses

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

Watch All Updates from the Mayor

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

View Mayor's Messages from 2020


COVID-19 self-assessment

If you think you have COVID-19 symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has it, use this self-assessment to help determine if you need to seek further care. 

Take the COVID-19 Self Assesment

COVID-19 resources 

Cold weather response

The City and community partners remind all citizens to take extra caution when spending time outdoors, especially during extreme cold events. The Cold Weather Response Plan, which addresses the gap in our community because of COVID-19 and the cold weather, will be active for the duration of the municipal state of emergency. Visit to learn more about how to stay safe this winter, including a listing of local warming centres and overnight shelters.


Employee spotlight during COVID-19

This month's spotlight: Talia Strickland- Pandemic Support Worker


Read Talia'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


City Council during COVID-19

March 23 City Council Meeting

On March 25, a by-law was passed to allow members of City Council to participate and vote at meetings electronically during this emergency situation.

The Municipal Act previously allowed for Members of Council to participate in meetings electronically, but they were not included in quorum and were not entitled to vote. The amendment passed by the Province of Ontario on March 19, 2020, allows for any member participating electronically to be counted toward quorum and have their vote count only when a state of emergency has been declared. Under the provision in the amendment, a Special Committee of the Whole meeting took place on March 25, to pass the necessary changes to the Procedural By-law to allow electronic participation. Councillors Johnson and McKinnon participated in the March 25, meeting electronically.

Learn more about Thunder Bay City Council

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: 

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

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.


Contact Us