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
  • Shelters

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:

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