Dr. Kieran Moore, Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH), announced that provincial masking requirements will expire June 11, 2022, but to continue providing an additional layer of protection for the most vulnerable, masks will still be required in LTC and retirement homes.
Masking is also recommended in higher-risk congregate living settings, such as shelters and group homes. Dr. Moore also allows organizations to implement their own masking policies.
Riverside is requiring that masks will stay in place while in any Riverside facility. Our primary responsibilities include ensuring the safety and protection of those we serve, our staff, volunteers and physicians. We continue to focus on ensuring a balance is achieved between safety and quality of life for our patients, residents and visitors.
Thanks to the efforts of all people in our region following public health measures and getting vaccinated, we have made significant progress in the fight against COVID-19. However, the public is reminded 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.