Masks may no longer be required in Mississauga and Brampton next spring

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Published October 27, 2021 at 11:10 am

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Mask mandates could end as early as next spring, according to Dr. Lawrence Loh, Medical Officer of Health for the Region of Peel.

On Friday (October 22), the Province announced its intention to lift all COVID-19-related restrictions by late March, including mask mandates, barring a significant surge in hospitalizations.

Based on the Province’s timeline, masks could be gone as of March 28. In Peel, the mandate is scheduled to remain in place until April 1.

While the end of the provincial mandate won’t require Peel’s to also end, Dr. Loh believes it’s possible the two could coincide.

“If our trends remain positive, and once children five to 11 are vaccinated, it’s entirely possible our mask mandate could end in the spring,” Dr. Loh said during Mayor Patrick Brown’s weekly press conference on Wednesday (October 27).

“But of course, we’re going to continue to monitor the trends, and the decision will be made both locally and as I understand at the provincial level as well.”

As of Wednesday, nearly 84 per cent of residents in Peel have received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, and only 30,000 first doses still need to be administered to reach 90 per cent single-dose coverage.

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