February 12, 2021

Today, the Government of Ontario placed the Thunder Bay District Health Unit (TBDHU) in the “Red – Control” zone of the provincial COVID-19 Response Framework: Keeping Ontario Safe and Open. Stringent public health measures will further help control the spread of COVID-19 in the TBDHU area. This move comes into effect on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, at 12:01 a.m.

“I know that it comes as a relief to many that we will soon be exiting the shutdown. However, we are not out of the woods with this pandemic,” says Dr. Janet DeMille, Medical Officer of Health. “The risk of the virus spreading in our area is very real. Everyone is asked to continue following all public health measures every day and with every interaction to protect our communities.”

In addition to the general public health measures, there are some new and specific requirements that apply under the Red – Control zone. For a complete listing of the general and sector specific restrictions, please visit the Red – Control section of the framework online at the Province of Ontario’s website. All measures are also detailed in Ontario Regulation 263/20: Rules for Areas in Stage 2 under the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act.

TBDHU will continue to support businesses and workplaces in implementing and adopting all of the measures required to protect their workers and the public. Resources and supports specific to sectors have been updated and are available on the health unit website at TBDHU.com/workplaces/sectors.

As we move into the red zone, we remind everyone to follow all general public health recommendations.

Visit TBDHU.com for more information or contact TBDHU at (807) 625-5900 or toll-free: 1-888-294-6630.

For more information – Health Unit Media: [email protected]

Updated information will be posted as it becomes available, please check the website FWFN.com and watch for community notices to keep updated.

Sincerely,

Emergency Response Group