COVID-19: Caring for Children and Teens at Home

UPDATE: The Thunder Bay DSSAB will be offering Emergency Child Care Services to critical essential workers who have no other child care options. Centres will be located in the City of Thunder Bay and in Geraldton, and services will be provincially funded at no cost to families. To apply, visit:

Situational Update

On April 26, 2020 the Education Minister announced that all publicly-funded schools will remain closed until at least May 31, 2020, as part of an effort to keep students, staff and families safe from COVID-19.

Private schools, licensed childcare centres, and EarlyON programs also remain closed. Select centres designated to support front line health care workers and first responders will remain open.

All outdoor recreational amenities, including city and school playground structures are currently closed until at least May 31, 2020. City trails remain open but residents are encouraged to comply with physical distancing recommendations while using the city’s trail network.


    Additional Resources

    NEW "When in Doubt, Don't go Out!" Colouring Sheets

    NEW McMaster Children's Hospital COVID-19 and Childhood Diabetes website

    There is more information for children and teens on the Schools and Daycares page.

    Last Updated: 25/05/2020