ONTARIO CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER TO DECIDE IF MASK MANDATES WILL BE DROPPED FOR LTC, TRANSIT, DOCTORS' OFFICES

Jun 08, 2022

By Jane Brown

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Mask mandates for hospitals, long term care and transit in Ontario expire this Saturday night (June 11th) at midnight, but there’s no word yet if they will be extended beyond the latest expiry date.

Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kieran Moore is said to be monitoring key indicators across the province.

Re-elected Liberal MPP John Fraser advises the Ford government should proceed with caution by continuing with these mask mandates.

Most COVID-19 indicators have drastically improved since these mandates were extended at the end of April.

According to the latest data, there are now 526 people hospitalized with COVID-19, down from a sixth-wave peak of 1730 in late April.

The number of COVID patients being treated in intensive care is also down to 114, which is approaching numbers not seen since last summer.

Meanwhile, wastewater surveillance data continues to point to declining levels of viral activity in most areas of the province.

The mask mandate for most settings was lifted back on March 21st.

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