Ontario Lifts Most Remaining Mask Mandates

Most of Ontario’s remaining COVID-19 mask mandates will be lifted on June 11, 2022, including those in hospitals and on public transit. The existing mask mandates in long-term care and retirement homes will remain in effect.

Despite the mandate being lifted, masks will continue to be recommended in certain high-risk settings such as hospitals and shelters, and organizations are still free to implement their own policies on masking.

Back in March, the province originally lifted mask mandates for most indoor settings including malls, schools, stadiums, gyms and restaurants. In high-risk settings—such as doctors’ offices, public transit, hospitals, shelters, retirement and long-term-care homes—the mask mandates were kept in place and later extended as cases continued to spike. The mandates were set to expire on June 11, 2022.

If you have any questions about this topic, or have any questions relating to workplace law generally, please do not hesitate to contact a Mathews Dinsdale lawyer

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