City of Brantford has removed mask mandates in most settings, effective today, Monday, March 21.
Consistent with the updated direction provided by Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health on March 9, the mandatory masking requirement will be removed for most settings province-wide, with the exception of select settings such as public transit, health care settings, long-term care homes and congregate care settings.
As outlined in Chief MOH Dr. Kieran Moore’s statements, the lifting of restrictions is a result of continued improvement in trends, but is not an indication that the pandemic is over. Rather, the City encourages all residents to remain vigilant and continue practising infection control measures such as passive screening, physical distancing, frequent hand washing and staying home if you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms.
While face covering requirements will be lifted elsewhere on March 21, face coverings are still required for public transit in the Province of Ontario until at least April 27, 2022.
While masks are no longer mandated in City facilities at this time, we ask that all visitors to City buildings and public spaces remain kind, considerate and respectful of other people’s choices.