THUNDER BAY – “I want to thank the people of Thunder Bay for their patience and adherence to the principle of physical distancing,” says Mayor Bill Mauro. “As the Province moves forward with reopening the economy, it will be as important as ever that we continue with this practice to keep each other safe.”
The Mayor’s comments come following the meeting of the Municipal Emergency Control Group (MECG).
The group met today with various community partners as part of its ongoing management of the COVID-19 situation and discussed the importance of continued physical distancing as the Province takes initial steps to lift restrictions.
Those in attendance represented the City of Thunder Bay, Thunder Bay Police Service, Thunder Bay Fire Rescue, Superior North EMS, Tbaytel, Synergy North, Thunder Bay Airport, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, St. Joseph’s Care Group, Thunder Bay District Health Unit, District of Thunder Bay Social Services Administration Board, Aurora BorealisCatholic District School Board, Lakehead Public Schools, the Catholic District School Board, Lakehead University and Confederation College.
“Everyone must continue to take precautions such as physical distancing,” said Dr. Janet DeMille, Medical Officer of Health. “This is a time to continue our vigilance as a community and that means each of us doing our part.”
Police, Health Unit and By-law Officers have taken an active role in educating members of the public about the importance of physical distancing.
As some restrictions are lifted, residents who have concerns about businesses and individuals who are not following Ontario’s COVID-19 related orders can phone (807) 625-5900 or toll-free 1 (888) 294-6630 to report any instances of non-compliance. This phone line will be monitored between 8:30 am and 7:00 pm, Monday to Friday, and between 9 am and 5 pm Saturday and Sunday.
This includes residents gathering in large groups.