Mask mandates to be lifted in Thunder Bay

The Government of Ontario announced Friday it will drop the mandatory mask mandate in public settings including city facilities on starting Monday, March 21. There will still be some exceptions. Thunder Bay officials say a mask mandates will still remain in place for public transit and long-term care or health care settings.

According to a press release from the City of Thunder Bay, regulations on gathering restrictions have also been lifted, as well as the vaccination passport.

Health officials say formal screening measures will no longer be required as of March 21, with the exceptions of Long-Term Care.

Most city service counters will also reopen on March 21, including:

  • In City Hall: Office of the City Clerk, Provincial Land Tax service counter, lobby, and main floor washrooms
  • In the Victoriaville Civic Centre: all service counters will fully reopen with the exception of Cashiers, Supply Management, and Community Services
  • By appointment only: Community Services, PRO Kids, Financial Services, Human Resources, Revenue (Tax and Water Billing), Supply Management, and Municipal Enforcement Services

COVID-19 restrictions and mandates will still be in place for Pioneer Ridge Long Term Care facility, where a gradual approach to lifting requirements is in place for the safety of residents.