According to the Toronto Star, Ontario’s masking requirements will be removed in most settings, including schools, on March 21.
According to the publication, which cited anonymous sources, the decision will result in no mandated masks being worn in businesses, restaurants, or in primary or secondary schools.
At a news conference on Wednesday, Dr. Kieran Moore, the province’s chief medical officer of health, is scheduled to clarify the information.
In other places, such as hospitals, long-term care institutions, and public transportation, masking is likely to remain in place. Federal regulations mandating masks to be worn on aircraft and trains will stay in force.
Masks may still be required by private enterprises, but they will not be required under public health regulations.
Since July 2020, masks have been required in public indoor venues in Thunder Bay.