Ontario says provincial policy on mandatory masks 'isn't necessary' - 2020-06-30

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F0.png Ontario says provincial policy on mandatory masks 'isn't necessary' June 30, 2020, Gabby Rodrigues, Global News

A request by mayors from the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) to make masks mandatory was denied on Monday night by the Ontario government, which said it "isn't necessary."

"A provincial policy isn't necessary as local medical officers of health have the authority to institute the same policy the mayors requested under Section 22 of the Health Protection and Promotion Act," Ontario's Health Ministry said in a statement.

The ministry said implementing a mandatory mask rule at the local level would still ensure responsiveness without applying the same policy to regions in Ontario with few to no COVID-19 cases.

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{{cite news | first = Gabby | last = Rodrigues | title = Ontario says provincial policy on mandatory masks 'isn't necessary' | url = https://globalnews.ca/news/7123829/coronavirus-ontario-mandatory-masks-provincial-policy-not-necessary/ | work = Global News | date = June 30, 2020 | accessdate = June 30, 2020 }}