It’s official: Masks are coming off in Mississauga, Brampton and Hamilton


Published March 9, 2022 at 12:19 pm

Dr Kieran Moore
Dr. Kieran Moore — The Canadian Press

Residents of Mississauga, Brampton, Hamilton along with those across the province can soon stop wearing masks that have been used to halt the spread of COVID-19.

Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kieran Moore announced this afternoon (March 9) the provincial government will no longer make the wearing of masks mandatory in all public places starting April 27.

But first, masks will be allowed to come off at schools and some other public spaces as of March 21.

Some exceptions will be made in certain healthcare settings.

As well, the Ontario government says people who have come into close contact with those who have COVID-19 no longer have to isolate unless they live with the person who is infected.

While Moore admits these changes will lead to more infections of COVID-19 and likely increase hospitalization, he believes Ontario’s high vaccination rate will keep the virus in check.

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