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Most Masking Requirements to be Lifted on June 11

June 08, 2022
Ministry of Health


TORONTO — Today, Dr. Kieran Moore, Chief Medical Officer of Health, issued the following statement on the lifting of remaining provincial masking requirements:

“With high vaccination rates and Ontario’s COVID-19 situation continuing to improve, most of the province’s remaining provincial masking requirements, including on public transit, will expire as of 12:00 a.m. on June 11, 2022.

To continue providing an additional layer of protection for the most vulnerable, masks will still be required in long-term care and retirement homes. Masking is recommended in higher-risk congregate living settings, such as shelters and group homes.

On June 11, 2022, remaining Directives will also be revoked and replaced with Ministry of Health guidance for health care workers and organizations. This includes guidance on when masks should be worn in hospitals and other health care settings.

While masking requirements are expiring, organizations may implement their own policies. Ontarians should continue to wear a mask if they feel it is right for them, are at high risk for severe illness, recovering from COVID-19, have symptoms of the virus or are a close contact of someone with COVID-19.

Thanks to the efforts of all Ontarians following public health measures and getting vaccinated we have made significant progress in the fight against COVID-19. However, I want to remind Ontarians to stay home when sick and, most importantly, get vaccinated and boosted if eligible. Staying up to date with vaccination is the best protection against severe outcomes and will help us maintain the progress we have made.

The province will continue to monitor for any significant changes, including any new variants of concern, to ensure we are adapting our response to protect the health and safety of all Ontarians.”

Masks and passive screening requirements lifted in municipal buildings.

Brockville, ON – March 17, 2022

Aligned with the Province of Ontario’s lifting of most COVID-19 public health restrictions, the City of Brockville will remove the mandatory masking at all indoor municipal facilities on March 21, 2022. Visitors to public spaces within City facilities will not be required to wear a mask but may do so. This includes the City Hall, Brockville Arts Centre, Brockville Museum, Memorial Centre, and Gord Watts Municipal Centre.

Passengers aboard Brockville Transit and visitors to St. Lawrence Lodge long-term care home are still required to wear masks in accordance with Provincial direction.

While COVID-19 operational health measures/restrictions are lifted in City facilities, users are kindly asked to continue to follow precautionary protocols such as:

  • staying home when sick
  • self-monitoring for symptoms and masking if you have been exposed to a close contact
  • use hand sanitizer provided at facility entrances
  • sneezing/coughing into your sleeve
  • avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • frequent handwashing/disinfection and
  • staying away from those that are sick

While masking will no longer be a requirement within the facilities, patrons who wish to wear a mask while in the facilities are encouraged to do so. We ask everyone to be respectful, kind and courteous to those who have chosen to wear a mask.

If you experience symptoms or live with a person experiencing COVID symptoms and are unsure what to do, please visit the Ontario Ministry of Health website at COVID-19 Integrated Testing & Case, Contact and Outbreak Management Interim Guidance: Omicron Surge ( for isolation guidance or contact Leeds, Grenville and Lanark Health Unit:

Masks are still required for all drivers and passengers of all City transit until further notice.

Thank you to all those in our community who are working alongside us to help to prevent the spread of any infectious diseases.


All of us have a responsibility to ensure we continue to follow all COVID-19 precautions and keep ourselves, our family, friends and neighbours protected from COVID-19 infection. This will ensure our health care providers and hospitals are able to provide regular care, mental health and community services are available, our schools stay open, and business and services thrive. 

For more information, call the 
Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit
458 Laurier Blvd.
Brockville, ON
K6V 7A3
Tel:  613-345-5685