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Del Duca Wants Schools to Keep Mask Mandate

The leader of Ontario Liberal party wants to see kids wearing masks for at least two weeks after the March Break to go over the data.

The leader of Ontario Liberal party wants to see kids wearing masks after March Break.

Steven Del Duca says Ford is being irresponsible by lifting the mask mandate on March 21st. 

"Today, despite the clear and unequivocal advice of the province’s science table, and against the direct advice of the experts at SickKids, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, the Children’s Hospital at London Health Sciences, and McMaster Children’s Hospital, Doug Ford decided to remove all mask requirements in schools." 

He suggests the Province should at least wait two weeks after March Break before lifting the mask mandates at schools, to give more time to go over the data. 

Del Duca says as a parent with kids in schools, this scares him. 

"I simply do not accept the argument that our kids’ schools are not higher-risk areas and essential, and the experts agree. We must wait a couple more weeks to make sure our kids will be safe." 

Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kieran Moore announced today the mask mandates would be lifted on March 21st. Moving forward mask mandates will only be in place for public transit, health care settings, long term care homes and high risk congregate settings. 

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