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Province extends existing public health measures to June 11, 2022

April 28, 2022

Ontario began to ease public health measures on March 9, 2022 and had planned to lift remaining measures on April 27th. However, the Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH) recently announced that Ontario will maintain the current measures, directives and orders until June 11, 2022.


These extended orders include provincial masking requirements in:

  • health care settings (for example: hospitals, doctors’ offices, clinics that provide health care services, laboratories, specimen collection centres, and home and community care);
  • long-term care homes;
  • retirement homes; and
  • shelters and other congregate care settings that provide care and services to medically and socially vulnerable individuals.
     
See the complete list of settings where masking requirements continue to apply.

The CMOH Directives currently in effect will also continue until June 11, 2022. The Ministry will issue guidance on personal protective equipment recommendations for infection prevention and control in health care settings for after these directives are lifted.

Occupational therapists are encouraged to monitor information from their local public health units for region specific updates.

Please continue to check the College and Ministry of Health websites for the latest updates.

If you have any questions, please contact our Practice Resource Service at 1.800.890.6570 ext. 240 or practice@coto.org.