Written by Middlesex-London Health Unit on March 21, 2022
On Wednesday, March 9, the Ontario government released its plan, entitled Living with and Managing COVID-19, which outlines the timeline for lifting remaining public health and workplace safety measures across Ontario. This includes the lifting of the mandatory mask requirement for most settings on Monday March 21, with the exception of select settings such as public transport, healthcare facilities, long-term care homes and care facilities that provide care and services for the medically and socially vulnerable.
Middlesex-London Health Unit recommendations
As our community adapts to the easing of public health measures, please be kind to one another and respect that your comfort levels of physical distancing, social gatherings and masking may differ from others. Please continue with:
- Wear a mask and remain respectful of others whether they choose to wear a mask or not.
- Make sure your COVID-19 vaccination status is up to date.
- Stay home if you have symptoms of COVID-19 or are feeling sick.
Effective March 21, 2022, face masks will no longer be required at most facilities across Ontario
The Ontario government has lifted the mandatory mask requirement for most facilities, except for select facilities such as public transit, healthcare facilities, long-term care homes and care facilities that provide care and services to the medically and socially vulnerable. Learn more →
Face masks must be worn at all Middlesex-London Health Unit sites and clinics
As an agency providing healthcare services, the Department of Health will continue to require the wearing of face masks by everyone visiting their vaccination clinics, Citi Plaza or Strathroy offices. The health department will ask that people visiting their clinics or offices wear a medical mask. Medical masks will be provided if the person does not have their own.
We continue to encourage you to wear a mask and remain respectful of others, whether they choose to wear a mask or not.
As our community adapts to these changes, please be kind to one another and respect that your comfort levels of physical distancing, social gatherings, and masking may differ from others.
Effective March 1, 2022, active screening is no longer required for Ontario businesses and organizations. As of March 21, 2022, passive screening of people prior to joining a company will no longer be required. Should a company or organization decide to implement active screening, the screening tools available from the Province of Ontario are available below.
Capacity limits and physical distancing
The Middlesex-London Health Unit continues to encourage physical distancing wherever possible. With the provincial government’s update on its plans to gradually ease public health restrictions, capacity limits in certain settings have changed.
Vaccination certificate canceled in all settings
With effect from March 1, 2022, the state government has lifted the proof of compulsory vaccination in all facilities. Businesses and other entities may choose to continue to require proof of vaccination. Learn more →
Proof of vaccination can be downloaded from the provincial government at covid-19.ontario.ca/get-proof. NOTE: You will need your date of birth, zip code and health card information to access your Advanced QR Code Immunization Record.
Capacity limits lifted in all indoor public spaces
Effective March 1, 2022, the provincial government has lifted capacity limits in all indoor public spaces. Please maintain physical distancing wherever possible
For more information, please download and read Ontario’s Living and Coping with COVID-19 plan.