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City of Thunder Bay responds to new provincial COVID-19 restrictions

Some facilities are already closed, and more announcements are pending.
55 plus COVID-19 closure
Older adult centres including the 55 Plus Centre on RIver Street are closed due to the new provincial COVID-19 restrictions
THUNDER BAY —  The City of Thunder Bay is taking steps to implement the requirements of the Ontario government's revised COVID-19 restrictions.
 
While the city is reviewing the impact of the new rules that take effect Wednesday, it has already announced the ongoing closure of the following facilities, and their programs, after the holiday break:
  • Older Adult Centres - 55 Plus and West Arthur Community Centre 
  • Baggage Building Arts Centre
  • Water Garden Pavilion

Take-out food service (curbside pick-up) will continue for the 55 Plus River Street Café: 11 am – 2 pm, Monday to Friday.

In a  statement Monday afternoon, city manager Norm Gale said “As we await the official regulations from the Ontario Government, we are anticipating major impacts to City services and facilities, and are ready to review them in detail to identify those changes. We will comply with all orders from the provincial government.” 

Gale said more specific details on the impact to city services will be available soon.  

“As always, our highest priority is to protect the health and safety of employees, residents and anyone who uses City facilities and services,” he said.
 
For detailed information about the latest provincial public health measures, advice and restrictions, visit: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/public-health-measures
 
NOTE: This story has been updated to include a link to additional changes announced by the city late Tuesday
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