COVID-19 Coronavirus Information
Below you can find general information about the COVID-19 coronavirus, as well as up-to-date information about the City's response to the pandemic.
The Northern Health Region is on Orange Status
The Northern Health Region, including the City of Thompson, is under a Restricted (Orange) status effective October 26, 2020.
Significant changes include:
- Gathering sizes will be limited to five people, including public and private gatherings;
- Masks will be required in all indoor places;
- Casinos, bingo halls and entertainment facilities will close, with the exception of providing food for take-out or delivery;
- Licensed businesses, retail businesses and restaurants will be limited to 50percent of their usual capacity;
- Personal service businesses will be limited to 50 per cent capacity or one person for each 10 square metres of public space, whichever is less; and
- Additional requirements will be in place relating to restaurants, theatres, museums, galleries, libraries, personal services businesses, concert halls and fitness facilities to keep contact information for members of the public attending their premises and maintain those records for 21 days.
Latest Manitoba Bulletins
Residents can see the latest updates on COVID-19 in Manitoba at the Government of Manitoba webpage, at:
Latest City Updates
Business and Community Contacts
The City of Thompson, the Thompson Chamber of Commerce, and 102.9 CHTM are working together to ensure residents have access to information about the resources businesses and local non-profits are offering during the COVD-19 pandemic:
City Hall is open to the public for bills, applications, Hub of the North merchandise, and pre-booked meetings only. Please stay home if you feel ill in any way.
If you need to meet with a staff member for any other reason, please call 204-677-7910 to arrange a meeting.
The TRCC is open for gym use and pre-established programming, and the Mary Fenske Boardroom can be booked for meetings. You must book a 1-hour timeslot in the TRCC gym prior to your arrival. Staff will advise you of additional precautions. We ask that residents do not loiter in the lobby if possible to allow for maximum distance between individuals.
The Public Works office and yard remain closed to the public.
City services continue as normal, including curbside garbage and recycling pick-up, snow removal, and water breaks.
You can view updates on COVID-19 across the province of Manitoba here:
Waste Disposal Grounds + Recycling Center
Residential curbside garbage and recycling pick-up continues as normal.
The Waste Disposal Grounds are still open, including household hazardous waste. Drivers must report to the scale before entering the grounds, and the attendant will collect fees in a small bucket. Exact change is required.
Tipping fees are as follows:
- Half-ton Residential: $10
- Double Axle Residential: $21
- Couches and Mattresses: $20
- Fridges and AC Units: $40
The Thompson Recycling Center is only collecting recycling from businesses that can leave their recycling outside. Customers should contact the Recycling Centre at 204-677-7991 to make arrangements for collection. Curbside residential pick-up continues as normal.
Mental Health Support
Social distancing can be difficult, especially for Manitobans who live alone, work alone, or who already struggle with their mental health. Depression, anxiety, and negativity can creep up on us in unexpected ways.
It's normal during these unprecedented times, but that doesn't mean we have to deal with it alone. Anyone who is struggling should reach out to people they trust, and who they're close to.
For those of us who need extra help, the Province of Manitoba has set up specialized mental health supports for people experiencing difficulty during this time. You can find more information about the Province of Manitoba's virtual therapy services and other resources on their website by clicking the link below.
Manitoba Mental Health Resources and Virtual Therapy