Ontario Government Says Thunder Bay District to Enter Grey-Lockdown Level

February 26, 2021

The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, is activating an “emergency brake” in Thunder Bay District Health Unit to move the region to Grey-Lockdown effective Monday, March 1, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. Decisions were made in consultation with the local medical officers of health and are based on the trends in public health indicators and local context and conditions.

  • Trips outside of the home should only be for essential reasons (work, school, groceries/pharmacy, health care, assisting vulnerable individuals or exercise and physical activity)
  • No indoor organized public events and social gatherings are permitted, except with members of the same household – people who live alone can gather with one household

Restrictions include but are not limited to:

  • take-out/delivery only for restaurants, bars
  • indoor sports and recreational fitness facilities closed
  • Meeting and event spaces closed with limited exceptions
  • In person shopping permitted for all retail, subject to capacity limits of:
    • 50% for supermarkets and other stores that primarily sell groceries, convenience stores and pharmacies
    • 25% for all other retail, including discount and big box retailers, liquor stores, hardware stores and garden centres
  • Personal care services closed
  • Casinos, bingo halls and gaming establishments closed

Read the full list of Grey-Lockdown Measures for your business

All measures are also detailed in Ontario Regulation 82/20: Rules for Areas in Stage 1 under the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act.