- Premier Doug Ford has disclosed where he will continue to wear a mask after Ontario’s mandate expires in less than two weeks.
- Masks will be needed in long-term care homes, healthcare facilities, and public transportation and shelters after March 21.
After Ontario’s mandate expires in less than two weeks, Premier Doug Ford has revealed where he will continue wearing a mask.
Ford’s comments come just one day after Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Kieran Moore, announced that, starting March 21, face coverings will no longer be needed in most indoor settings.
“I’m wearing a mask if I’m going to see my mother-in-law in long-term care.” “I wear a mask when I visit someone in the hospital,” Ford said at a press conference in Woodbridge on Thursday.
“However, people will have a choice.” “We’re at the point where people will have to decide whether or not they want to wear masks,” Ford stated.
Beyond March 21, masks will be required in long-term care homes and healthcare settings, as well as public transportation and shelters. Those requirements, too, will be lifted as of April 27.
“I just want to encourage everyone to keep moving forward and to support one another,” Ford said. “The last 2 years have been quite difficult for us. So let us stand together and respect each other’s choices.”
Moore also revealed the environments where he intends to wear his mask on Wednesday.
“I’ll wear my mask if I go to the Eaton Centre,” he said. “It will be required if I take the subway, as well as if I take a public bus or a streetcar.” In those situations, I will continue wearing my mask. Given the crowded environment, I’ll put on my mask if I go to a busy big-box store.”
“You have a choice now,” Moore said, “you can do your risk assessment.”
Source: CTV news
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