North Bay, ON – Oct. 9, 2020 – Residents will experience enhanced visitor screening at North Bay City Hall beginning Tuesday, Oct. 13 to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and reduce the potential risk to the public and municipal staff.
In addition to mandatory use of face coverings, everyone entering City Hall will be subject to COVID-19 screening questions and a ‘no touch’ temperature check. Visitors experiencing symptoms of the virus or who have an elevated temperature will not be permitted to enter the facility and will be advised to contact the Nipissing Parry Sound District Health Unit for advice.
These enhanced measures, which are being introduced following consultation with our public health partners, are intended to help to ensure the health and safety of our community.
The City’s Customer Service Centre and Provincial Offences Administration Office continue to offer in-person services weekdays between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. for services including tax/water payments, parking rental sales, burn permit purchases, parking ticket payments, payment of POA fines and the completion of extensions for fine payments.
Access to residential rental housing, business, marriage and lottery licensing, as well as building plan submission and permit issuance will continue to be available by appointment.
In order to minimize line-ups, residents are encouraged to continue to use online options or the drop box outside City hall when possible.
Other health and safety precautions remain in place at City Hall, including floor markings to support physical distancing requirements, and signage to help with traffic flow and maximum occupancy. Residents are asked to sanitize their hands and practice physical distancing while inside the building.