Action Alert: Keep mandatory masking in high-risk settings, premier!

On Apr. 27, Ontario is set to drop mask mandates in high-risk settings such as long-term care, other congregate settings, hospitals and public transit – de facto ending all mandatory masking in the province. The government’s decision to drop mandatory masking in high-risk settings is irresponsible.

Join us! Call on the premier to keep mandatory masking in high-risk settings.

Nurses warn against dropping the last essential public health measure in the very places where they are needed most. Doing so will place Ontarians and the province’s health-care workforce further at risk. Nurses and other health providers have been fighting this virus for more than two years. They are spent and exhausted. And yet, the work of registered nurses, nurse providers continues. Nurses and other health-care workers are needed to help clear the catastrophic backlog of thousands of surgeries and diagnostic procedures postponed as a result of this pandemic. Thousands of Ontarians in urgent need of these appointments will continue their ongoing nightmare of waiting and getting dreadful postponement notices. This is why we urge Premier Ford to keep mandatory masking in high-risk settings past its Apr. 27 deadline.

Join us! Let the premier know that Ontario must keep mandatory masking in all high-risk settings to protect Ontarians and our health-care workers past its Apr. 27 deadline. 

Copy will be sent to the following:

Hon. Doug Ford
premier of Ontario and provincial minister of intergovernmental affairs
Christine Elliott
Minister of Health, Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario
Hon. Paul Calandra
Minister of Long-Term Care, Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario, MPP for Markham-Stouffville
Andrea Horwath
Ontario New Democratic Party, MPP
France Gélinas
MPP and Ontario New Democratic Party health critic
Sara Singh
Deputy Leader and Seniors Home Care and Long-Term Care Critic, Ontario New Democratic Party, MPP
Steven Del Duca
John Fraser
interim party leader of the Ontario Liberal Party and MPP for Ottawa South
Mike Schreiner
MPP and leader of the Green Party of Ontario
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