Masking to continue at Brampton Civic Hospital ‘until further notice’
Published June 10, 2022 at 11:33 am
Masking will still be required at Brampton Civic Hospital once most of Ontario’s remaining mandates drop this weekend.
The province’s chief medical officer announced this week that masks will no longer be required on public transit and in many health-care facilities Starting on Saturday (June 11).
But William Osler Health System, which oversees Brampton Civic Hospital and Etobicoke General Hospital, has opted to continue with its mandatory masking policy at all its facilities until further notice.
Masks will continue to be available at all Osler facility entrances, and all staff, physicians, patients and visitors “will continue to be required to wear a hospital-approved mask when entering an Osler facility,” the system said in a statement.
The province said easing the remaining mask restrictions is a response to declining COVID-19 case numbers and high vaccination rates.
Ontario will continue to require masking in long-term care centres and retirement homes, and businesses will still be able to enforce their own masking requirements.
The province said residents should continue to wear a mask if they feel it is right for them, are at high risk for severe illness, recovering from COVID-19, have symptoms of the virus or are a close contact of someone with COVID-19.
Dr. Kieran Moore, chief medical officer of health, also reminded Ontarians to stay home when sick and to get vaccinated and boosted if eligible.
“Staying up to date with vaccination is the best protection against severe outcomes and will help us maintain the progress we have made,” Moore said in a statement.”
“The province will continue to monitor for any significant changes, including any new variants of concern, to ensure we are adapting our response to protect the health and safety of all Ontarians.”insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising