No mask in the metro and buses from June 18
No mask in the metro and buses from June 18 in Canada. Wearing a mask will no longer be compulsory in public transport, in particular the metro and buses, from June 18, at 00:01 a.m. The Minister of Health and Social Services, Christian Dubé, made the announcement in a press release on Wednesday.
This decision was made following a recommendation from public health, according to the minister.
Christian Dubé called the lifting of the wearing of the compulsory mask in public transport an “important step”. This comes “to confirm the significant improvement in the epidemiological situation in recent weeks”, he underlines.
“The decision to wear the mask, both in public places and on public transport, will remain a personal choice,” said the minister.
For people who have contracted COVID-19, wearing a mask remains compulsory in public places and public transport, including the metro and the bus, within 5 days of their release from isolation. People living with someone who has COVID-19 must wear the mask for 10 days in public places and on public transport.
The wearing of the compulsory mask had been lifted on May 14 for public places, in particular shops. However, it remained mandatory in public transport until now.
Despite the announcement, wearing a mask remains compulsory in general or specialized hospital centers, CHSLDs, CLSCs, and medical clinics were a doctor, nurses, or licensed practical nurse practices. Psychiatric hospitals and places where exclusively mental health services are offered will be able to drop the mask.
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