Oakville residents remember you still need those masks
Published March 21, 2022 at 4:24 pm
You might just want to hang on to that box of masks in your vehicle.
While masking requirements in Oakville and across the province have been lifted in most places on Monday, that doesn’t apply to hospitals and some long-term care facilities.
Halton Healthcare is reminding local residents that
the changes do not apply to local hospitals in Oakville, Burlington, Milton and Halton Hills.
As per the provincial government requirements, masks must be worn in the hospital at all times.
“Currently most visitors coming to the hospital are asked to: wear a mask at all times, show proof of full vaccination, answer screening questions, sanitize hands, maintain physical distance, follow current visiting restrictions,” Halton Healthcare said on Twitter.
Masks are no longer required at most Town of Oakville facilities.
Halton Regional repealed the Regional Mask By-law effective on Monday.
Wearing a mask is no longer required with the exception of public areas within the transit facility and on Town buses.
“While masking will no longer be mandatory, it is important to remember that people will have different comfort levels with the lifting of various COVID-19 restrictions,” the Town said in a release.
“The town supports residents and their choice to continue the personal protective practices that make them feel comfortable and encourages residents to continue following public health guidance.”
- Get vaccinated for COVID-19, including getting your booster shot
- Stay home if you are sick
- Wash or sanitize your hands frequently
- Please note that provincial and regional regulations require masks to be worn on Oakville Transit buses and within public areas of the transit facility until April 27, 2022.
- As our community transitions away from public health measures, please remain kind, considerate and respectful of each other’s individual choices.
- Masks are no longer required at most town facilities with the exception of public areas within the transit facility and on town buses. Please be respectful of each other’s choices to continue or not continue personal protective measures.