Ontarians can once again take public transit in Ontario without having to wear a mask.
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Indeed, the obligation to wear a mask in transport expired Saturday at midnight, a week before the lifting of this same obligation in Quebec.
Thus, wearing a mask remains mandatory in Ontario only in long-term care hospitals and retirement homes.
The decision to lift mandatory mask-wearing on transportation was made “in light of high vaccination rates and the continued improvement of the COVID-19 pandemic situation in Ontario,” explained the chief medical officer of health. of the province, Dr. Kieran Moore.
The latter, however, advised Ontarians who feel the need to continue to wear the mask. People who are sick, recovering from COVID-19 or who are in contact with an infected person should also continue to protect themselves.
“Thanks to the efforts of all Ontarians to follow public health measures and get vaccinated, we have made significant progress in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. However, I want to remind Ontarians to stay alert, stay home when sick, and most importantly, get vaccinated and receive their booster dose if they are eligible,” warned the Dr Moore.