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.
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