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Thunder Bay airport sanitizes during COVID-19 crisis

Airport admin advises passengers to check with air carriers for flight updates

Thunder Bay Airports Authority said it is communicating with local, provincial and federal agencies to monitor the COVID-19 situation as it affects air travel during the March break.

Airport administration warns there may be service disruptions as airlines assess the impact on their respective businesses and recommends that passengers check regularly with airline websites for updates on their specific flights.

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As of Wednesday afternoon, there were no flight cancellations or major delays in and out of the airport.

Administration said it has increased the number of hand sanitizers throughout the terminal building.

Cleaning frequencies have also been increased throughout public areas, and awareness posters have been provided to remind travelers of recommended practices from the World Health Organization.

The Thunder Bay District Health Unit said those people who attended the annual Prospectors and Developers Association Canada (PDAC) convention in Toronto March 1-4 to self-monitor themselves for the novel coronavirus.

The self-monitoring should remain until March 18.

This comes on the heels of a positive diagnosis in Sudbury of a provincial government bureaucrat who worked in the Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines building. The provincial employee had attended PDAC.

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