Hospital mask requirement remains in place
Anyone entering our hospitals must continue to wear a mask until further notice.
Recently, the provincial government announced it would lift most masking requirements in Ontario by March 21. This announcement, however, includes a condition that masking will remain in effect for some high-risk settings, such as hospitals.
HHS will continue to require everyone who enters our hospitals to wear a mask.
Masks will be provided at hospital entrances
Here’s what you need to know:
- Medical masks will still be provided at hospital entrances
- Visitors and patients who choose to wear their own clean, well-fitting mask (N95 or KN95) will be permitted to do so
- Individuals who refuse to properly wear a mask will not be permitted entry
Masks help protect our vulnerable patients
Staff, physicians and learners will also continue to follow current personal protective equipment requirements, including wearing a mask.
As a healthcare organization, it is our job to do all we can to protect vulnerable patients at our sites. We must also protect our staff, doctors and learners from exposures.
We will continue to pay close attention to COVID-19 rates, and will adjust our protocols cautiously when it is both safe to do so, and permitted by the province. Any changes to mask requirements will be shared with the community.
When you visit our sites, please be prepared to wear a mask, and be respectful of the staff asking you to do so. Thank you for your cooperation.