Media Release: WDG Public Health updates masking requirements to protect against COVID-19 variants of concern

March 12, 2021

March 12, 2021 – As cases of COVID-19 variants of concern continue to grow across the province, WDG Public Health is exploring all measures to keep cases low and the region as open as possible. The existing Section 22 Class Order on face coverings (September 18, 2020) has been amended to include common areas of multi-unit dwellings and temporary lodgings, as well as staff-only areas of commercial establishments.

Additionally, a new Section 22 Class Order has been issued to owners and operators of driver instruction vehicles or driver examination vehicles to require face coverings, eye protection, and screening. Both orders take effect on Monday, March 15 at 12:01 a.m.

Both Section 22 Class Orders can be viewed at

Media Contact

Danny Williamson

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health

1-800-265-7293 ext. 4376