Statement from Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health (March 9, 2022)
March 21, 2022
The following public health and workplace safety measures came into effect on March 21, 2022.
- Mask requirements in most indoor public settings lifted. Masks continue to be required for transit, health care settings, long-term care homes and congregate care settings.
- WDG Public Health lifted local Section 22 Orders on masking pursuant to the Province’s direction under the Reopening Ontario Act on masking on March 21, 2022.
As a health care setting, WDG Public Health will continue to require that members of the public wear a mask in all our offices and clinics.
Choosing to wear a mask:
We know public health and infection prevention measures can help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Please continue to get vaccinated and boosted (if eligible), stay home if you feel unwell, practice good hand hygiene and wear a mask. While not legally required as of March 21, masks are encouraged when in:
- Crowded spaces with many people nearby.
- Close contact, especially with close conversation.
- Confined and enclosed spaces with poor ventilation.
Note: To manage COVID-19 over the long-term, public health units can deploy local and regional responses based on local context and conditions. We will continue to monitor and respond to our local COVID-19 situation as required.