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You might not have to carry around a face covering for much longer. Ontario's top doctor has announced that the masking mandate for the province could lift by the end of March.

In a press conference on Thursday, Dr. Kieran Moore, Ontario's chief medical officer of health, confirmed that masking could soon be a thing of the past if trends don't get worse.

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There has been an update to Canada's mask guidance and how you can best protect yourself while wearing one as the weather gets cold and everyone heads indoors.

The area of the Government of Canada's website that provides guidance on face coverings was updated in November, saying "while non-medical masks can help prevent the spread of COVID-19, medical masks and respirators provide better protection."

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We're in the golden age of skincare products and there's no shortage of affordable and effective face masks on the internet. While there are a ton of great options you can pick up at your local drugstore, you can also treat yourself to what Amazon Canada has to offer.

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Canadian voters may be "refused entry" to some polling stations if they are not wearing a mask on September 20, Elections Canada has confirmed.

In the FAQ section of its website, the non-partisan government agency explains that electors must wear a face covering inside polling stations where required by the province, territory, region or landlord leasing the space. Masks will be provided to electors who do not bring their own.

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If people choose to continue wearing masks in Canada, the country's top doctor wants everyone to be respectful of their decision.

In a statement put out on July 2, Dr. Theresa Tam said she's encouraging people across the country to keep following public health advice and keep using individual precautions, regardless of their vaccination status, so that their COVID-19 risk is lower.

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