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TBay Health Unit temporary shutdown, starting today, Saturday December 26 for 14 days

Event date: 12/26/2020 - 1/9/2021 Export event

TBay Health Unit temporary shutdown, starting today, Saturday December 26 for 14 days

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~~~~~  December 26, 2020 (LSN)  The Thunder Bay District Health Unit (TBDHU) will be in a temporary shutdown, starting today, Saturday December 26, for 14 days as part of the Government of Ontario Province Wide Shutdown that was announced earlier this week.

This Province wide shutdown means TBDHU will experience time-limited public health and workplace safety measures to control the spread of COVID-19. The measures in place are similar to those experienced in the spring. Individuals are being asked to stay home as much as possible, unless it is for essential reasons.

“While this is not the way we would want to celebrate the holidays, this is an opportunity to get our case numbers under better control,” says Dr. Janet DeMille, Medical Officer of Health.

The Ontario government is imposing a Provincewide Shutdown. Additional restrictions will be put into place and reinforce that Ontarians should stay at home as much as possible to minimize transmission of the virus and prevent hospitals from becoming overwhelmed. The Provincewide Shutdown came into effect as of Saturday, December 26, 2020, at 12:01

What Will Be Open:

  • Supermarkets, convenience stores and indoor farmers markets
  • Big box and discount stores that sell groceries
  • Pharmacies
  • Liquor stores
  • Supply chain businesses and those declared essential
  • Childcare centres and home- based child care
  • An outdoor recreation amenity (skating rink) can be deemed open if participants can socially distance.
  • Hotels, lodges, cabins, motels – must close any indoor fitness areas, pools, restaurants.

Curbside Pick Up/Appointment Only:

  • General retail (small businesses) for curbside pick-up or delivery only
  • Restaurants for take-out, drive-thru and delivery only
  • Pet stores curbside pick up only, veterinary clinics to use curb side pick up/drop off.
  • Cannabis stores for curbside pick-up or delivery only
  • Garden centres for curbside pic-up or delivery only
  • Motor vehicle sales by appointment only
  • Vehicle and equipment rental by appointment only
  • Car mechanic by appointment only
  • Home sales will be done by appointment only

What Will Be Closed:

  • Shopping malls closed for in-person retail
  • Salons
  • In-person driving instruction except for commercial vehicles.
  • Indoor sports and recreation
  • Museums, zoos and similar venues
  • Drive-in or Drive through events are not permitted
  • Night clubs and strip clubs
  • Ski hills


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