- Wearing a mask has very much likely become a part of your daily routine over the last two years, but it may no longer be necessary at the end of the month.
- To prevent COVID-19 transmission, Ottawa Public Health recommends wearing a mask, especially indoors or when not physically separated.
Over the last 2 years, wearing a mask has most likely become a part of your daily routine, but at the end of the month, it may no longer be necessary.
Despite concerns about a fresh COVID-19 subvariant, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Kieran Moore, stated that the province is on track to lift its mask mandate for most indoor areas by the end of this month.
The move has elicited a mixed response.
Kassidy MacKinnon, an Ottawa resident, said, “I’m kind of excited to get that off my face, honestly.”
However, not everyone shares these sentiments.
Funmi Oyapro says, “I’m going to keep wearing a mask.” “I’m just not sure how safe everything is.”
Ottawa’s Phil Wilder has stated that he will follow suit.
“I’m not sure if I’ll do it in the summer,” Wilder said, “but for the time being, I’ll wear a mask.”
On Thursday, Ontario’s top doctor declared that the worst was over.
“We can expect to remove mandatory masking by the end of March if current trends continue,” Dr. Moore said.
Meanwhile, Ottawa Public Health advises wearing a mask to limit COVID-19 transmission, particularly indoors or when not physically separated.
“With so many people in the community infected with COVID-19, it’s not time to throw away masks,” stated “Dr. Nili Kaplan-Myrth, an Ottawa family physician.
According to epidemiologist Dr. Gerald Evans, individuals will have to assess their own risk.
Dr. Evans explained, “A lot of it has to do with your age and your health.” “Age is an essential factor in predicting the likelihood of a more severe COVID-19 outcome.”
Source: CTV news
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