Ontario chief medical officer encourages wearing of face masks indoors – Canadian Occupational Safety

This follows a similar call from a group of researchers advising the Canadian government.

One report that found 73 per cent of Canadians would support continuing masking requirements in public spaces.

Last week, the head of the province’s science table said Ontario is likely seeing as many as 120,000 new cases of COVID-19 each day, based on wastewater analysis, reported CTV News.

Moore also said that there’s a possibility that the government would once again require the wearing of masks indoors.

“While we will not be reinstating a broad mask mandate at this time, we should all be prepared that we may need to resume a requirement for mask wearing in indoor public spaces if a new variant of concern emerges, (if there is) a threat to our health-care system, or potentially during the winter months when COVID-19 and other respiratory viruses are likely to circulate again.”

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