January 5, 2022

As of January 3, 2022 there are 0 confirmed cases of COVID 19 in the Fort William First Nation Community. 

Ontario is temporarily moving to a modified Step Two of the Roadmap to Reopen. Effective on January 5th, 2022 at  12:01am, Temporary public health measures will be in effect for at least 21 days. 

  • Social gatherings and events will be limited to:  
    • Indoors- Up to five people
    • Outdoors- Up to 10 people for social gatherings
    • No limits for public events- physical distancing is strongly recommended
  • Temporary public health measures for indoor business
    • 50 per cent capacity limit for retail businesses and personal care services
    • Indoor services closed for most other settings, including (but not limited to):
      • Restaurants, bars, and other food/drink establishments with dance facilities 
      • Sports and recreation facilities
      • Public attractions
      • Gaming establishments
  • Work From Home 
    • Requiring businesses and organizations to ensure employees work remotely unless nature of their work  requires them to be on-site
  • Schools & Day Care
    • All publicly funded and private schools will move to remote learning starting January 5 until at least  January 17, subject to public health trends and operational considerations
    • School buildings would be permitted to open for child care operations, including emergency child care,  to provide in-person instruction for students with special education needs who cannot be accommodated remotely and for staff who are unable to deliver quality instruction from home.
    • During this period of remote learning, free emergency child care will be provided for school-aged  children of health care and other eligible frontline workers. 

Due to the serious surge of COVID-19 cases right now within the City of Thunder Bay we are asking everyone to make  their greatest effort to take these everyday steps to reduce exposure to the virus and protect your health: 

  • Reduce your contacts 
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer 
  • Sneeze and cough into your sleeve 
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth 
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick 
  • Stay home and self-isolate if you are sick (not related to getting a COVID-19 vaccine in the last 48 hours). Talk  with a doctor if necessary. 
  • Wear a mask, and wear it properly. Over your Mouth AND Nose

The FWFN Emergency Response Group strongly recommend those who are eligible to get vaccinated and to get the  booster dose. Please reach out to Dilico Family Health team or Thunder Bay District Health Unit for more information.  Individual’s age 18 and older can now scheduled their booster dose appointment through the Ontario booking portal or  by calling the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1-833-943-3900.  

Please continue to stay safe. We are all in this together as a community and we will get through this as a community.  

If you have any questions, please see contact information below. 


Michael D. Pelletier, Chief Executive Officer
Fort William First Nation
P: 807.623.9543 Ext. 233
C: 807-629-0471 

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