Reopening Ontario: Managing COVID-19 for the Long-Term
Provincial masking requirements and the Chief Medical Officer of Health's Directives expired on June 11, 2022 at 12:00 a.m.
Wearing a mask or a face covering is no longer required by the Chief Medical Officer of Health in indoor areas of:
- Public transit, including indoor areas and vehicles
- Hospitals, including private hospitals, and psychiatric facilities
- Other healthcare settings:
- Clinics that provide healthcare services (doctors’ offices, other medical offices, Community Health Centres, immunization clinics, mental health clinics, etc.)
- Laboratories and specimen collection centres
- Independent Health Facilities (e.g., dialysis, birth centres, nuclear medicine)
- Employees and contractors of home and community care providers
However, masking will continue to be required in the following settings:
- Long-term care homes
- Retirement homes
While not mandatory, masking is recommended in the following settings:
- Congregate care/living settings that provide care and services to medically and socially vulnerable individuals
Masking will also continue to be required at the Eastern Ontario Health Unit’s offices, and the clinics it holds in the community.
For more information, consult COVID-19 public health measures and advice.
For COVID-19 public health advice and guidance, see:
For additional measures that apply to the Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) region, see:
- Statement from Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health (News Release, June 8, 2022)