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Toronto's Medical Officer of Health is pleading with locals to keep wearing their masks in indoor public spaces as Ontario deals with another wave of COVID-19 infections.

"We are several weeks out since the province loosened COVID-19 restrictions, and with many more opportunities for people to mix, we are seeing an anticipated increase in COVID-19 activity in Toronto," Toronto's top doctor, Dr. Eileen de Villa, said at a press conference on April 4.

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"To mask up or not to mask up?" is a question weighing on many Ontario minds these days.

The Ontario government has lifted mask mandates in the province for most indoor spaces, which means shoppers no longer have to wear masks if they don't want to while grabbing groceries, hitting the mall and more.

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Anyone catching a flight out of Toronto's Pearson Airport after the mask mandate is officially over in Ontario will still need to pack one with them.

"While the provincial announcement regarding the lifting of the mask mandate represents a hopeful step in the right direction, passengers should know that they are still required to wear a mask at all times at Toronto Pearson with limited exceptions as the airport is a federally regulated entity," Rachel Bertone, senior advisor for communications at the Greater Toronto Airport Authority told Narcity via email.

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