Today, Dr. Kieran Moore, Chief Medical Officer of Health issued a statement to address Ontario’s plan to live with and manage COVID-19.
With continued improvement in trends, Ontario will remove the mandatory masking requirement for most settings on March 21, with the exception of select settings such as public transit, health care settings, long-term care homes and congregate care settings. Masking for these settings will still be required until April 27.
On March 28, the Reopening Act Ontario (ROA) will expire.
While this does not signal that COVID-19 has disappeared or that the pandemic is over, it does mean that we have come to a place where we know what we need to do to manage this virus and to keep each other safe.
Dr. Moore stressed the need to remain vigilant. “We need to stay home when sick, and most importantly, we need to get vaccinated and boosted.”
Learn how Ontario intends to lift the remaining public health and workplace safety measures and learn to manage COVID-19 for the long-term.