Ontario’s top doctor strongly recommends masking indoors as health system faces ‘extraordinary pressures’ – CBC

Medical officials have increasingly called for public masking as infections rise

Nov 14, 2022

Ontario’s chief medical officer of health is “strongly recommending” that Ontarians wear masks in all indoor public settings, including in schools and in childcare settings.

At a news conference on Monday, Dr. Kieran Moore said the province’s health system is facing “extraordinary pressures” with the ongoing circulation of COVID-19, the earlier than normal rise in Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), as well as influenza.

“What we are facing is a triple threat that requires our collective action and action to protect the most vulnerable in our communities, the very young, the very old and those with underlying medical issues and to ensure that our healthcare system remains able to care for Ontarians when they need it,” Moore said.

Moore said Ontarians need to get back to using all the layers of protection that have proven to work over the course of the pandemic.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ontario-dr-kieran-moore-announcement-1.6650571

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