Ontario’s top doctor issues ‘strong recommendation’ to continue mask use amid sixth COVID-19 wave – CTV

April 12, 2022

Ontarians should continue to wear masks in all public indoor settings and the plan for the further removal of the mask mandate later this month is being “actively reviewed” amid a sixth wave of COVID-19

That’s the message from Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kieran Moore, who spoke publicly on Monday about the spread of the virus for the first time in nearly a month. He made the remarks while announcing expanded PCR testing and treatments for COVID-19 in the province.

“There are actions that we can take to help manage the impact of this wave,” Moore said at Queen’s Park. “These include a strong recommendation to continue wearing a well-fitted, three-layer mask or use of a medical mask in all public indoor settings.”

Moore’s comments come as the province continues to grapple with the latest rise in cases and hospitalizations related to the novel coronavirus. 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.

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