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Wednesday, December 7, 2022

COVID-19 mask regulations in Ontario are slated to expire this weekend

COVID-19 mask mandates in Ontario are slated to terminate this weekend.

Key Takeaways:

  • The remaining mask mandates in Ontario are set to expire this weekend, putting an end to more than two years of public health restrictions in the province.
  • According to the most recent data, 526 people with COVID-19 have been admitted to hospitals, down from 1,730 in late April.

The remaining mask mandates in Ontario are due to expire this weekend, ultimately ending the province’s public health limitations of more than two years.

The mask mandate was lifted for most settings on March 21. Still, it remains in place for several higher-risk locations, such as public transportation, healthcare settings such as hospitals or doctor’s offices, long-term care, retirement homes, shelters, and other congregate setups that provide care to medically and also socially vulnerable people.

Dr. Kieran Moore had planned to lift the requirement for high-risk settings by April 27 but had to extend it due to the pandemic’s sixth wave.

It is now placed to pass on June 11 at 12 a.m.

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According to Moore, news from CTV Moore “is now analyzing and monitoring important metrics across the province,” according to Moore. Toronto came out to the Ministry of Health for assurance that the mandate would be lifted on Saturday as planned.

“We will continue to seek as well as follow he advise on further measures,” stated a ministry official.

The imminent lifting of the mandate comes as the province’s virus situation has substantially improved.

According to the most recent data, 526 persons have been admitted to hospitals with COVID-19, down from a peak of 1,730 in late April.

COVID-19 mask mandates in Ontario are slated to terminate this weekend.
COVID-19 mask mandates in Ontario are slated to terminate this weekend. Image from 91.5 The Beat

The ratio of COVID patients in intensive care has also decreased to 114, a level not seen since last summer.

Meanwhile, data from wastewater surveillance shows that viral activity is decreasing in most parts of the province.

The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) has its mask policy implemented before the Ontario-wide mandate.

According to the transit commission, masks will stay mandatory on the TTC “at least” until the provincial mandate is lifted, and any modifications to the regulation “will be publicly notified at an opportune time.”

Source: CTV News

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