Taken from the Thunder Bay District Health Unit
As of 12:01 AM on Saturday, December 26th, 2020, the government of Ontario has issued a province-wide shutdown. The COVID-19 Response Framework: Keeping Ontario Safe and Open Framework (colour-coded system) has been suspended for 14 days in Northern Ontario and 28 days in Southern Ontario. When the province-wide Shutdown has ended, the COVID-19 Response Framework will be re-enacted.
It is strongly recommended that you:
Follow all public health measures:
The goal of the province-wide shutdown is to limit the movement of people to slow down the spread of COVID-19 and allow the Ontario health care and public health systems time to recover from the spike of COVID-19 that could happen during this holiday season.
This list below is an overview of the measures:
Religious services, weddings, funerals
All types of child care stay open.
Restaurants and bars
Shopping malls (see pg. 13)Closed -- curb side pick up only, food courts open.
Hotel, motels, and other rental accommodation
Open, but all indoor recreational facilities (pools, gyms, etc.) will be closed.
Personal care services/Personal service settings
Tour and guide services
For more detail on specific sectors, see Information for Specific Sectors.
To access a full PDF of the sector specific restrictions included in this shutdown, see the “Province-wide Shutdown” document released by the Ontario Government.
Last Updated: 30/12/2020
How to self-monitor:
How to isolate at home when you have COVID-19:
Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan:
Vulnerable Populations and COVID-19:
North of Superior Counselling Programs (NOSP):
For more information visit:
If you have symptoms, please call your family doctor, the Thunder Bay District Health Unit or Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-767-0000