Mandatory Mask Directive for Businesses & Organizations

Across Ontario, masks are required to be worn in some indoor settings. Masks may be optional in many places, but everyone is strongly encouraged to keep them on for a little while longer, especially in indoor spaces that are crowded.

This is particularly important for people who are at higher risk of illness (or who live with someone who is), such as people who have not received all recommended doses of COVID-19 vaccine or people who are pregnant or have recently given birth.

Masks remain an important measure for protecting ourselves and others from COVID-19. Treating everyone with tolerance, respect, and kindness is ever so important as we each decide what is right for ourselves. 

TBDHU’s letter of instruction for business operators regarding mandatory masks in indoor public spaces has been rescinded. Business operators are asked to please remove the signage at public entrances that indicates masks are required for entry by the Medical Officer of Health under the authority of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act. TBDHU has signage available on the Workplace Printable Posters page that businesses can choose to post promoting a "mask friendly space."

In addition to the above general requirements and advice for masks, workers may have separate requirements for personal protective equipment (PPE) from their employer.

COVID-19 Guidance Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Health Care Workers and Health Care Entities is also available from the Ontario Ministry of Health.


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Last Updated: 13/06/2022