Measures have been put in place to protect personnel and members of the public during the COVID-19 pandemic at 22 Wing/Canadian Forces Base North Bay.
Access has been limited since Tuesday to personnel required for essential services, families living on the base, and contractors. This is in accordance with the Chief of the Defence Staff’s directive last Friday.
The following services are closed to the public: The Ayr Mess, the Wing Chapel, the CANEX and the Subway restaurant.
The following services are closed to all including military members and dependents: 22 Wing Fitness & Wellness Centre, Canadian Forces Museum of Aerospace Defense, North Bay Military Family Resource Centre and Little Wings Childcare Centre.
22 Wing says it is maintaining essential core and administration activities in support of on-going operations while taking all precautionary measures to avoid any illness or additional exposure to the wing’s military and civilian personnel. Part of the wing’s personnel will remain working at the wing, and others will continue to work from other locations.
Officials say, “Adopting best practices for mitigating COVID-19 is a matter of obligation for readiness, as 22 Wing must be able to continue current operations, conducting the NORAD mission, and be ready for future operations.”
Faced with the COVID-19 spread, the Department of National Defence and Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) are taking unprecedented measures to protect the health and well-being of its members based on best practices recommended by Canadian health authorities and the Canadian Armed Forces Surgeon General.