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Ontario's mandatory mask mandate, a staple restriction of the COVID-19 pandemic, will be scrapped this weekend and here's what is changing.

Dr. Kieran Moore, Chief Medical Officer of Health, announced via press release on Wednesday that the province would be lifting its last remaining masking requirements on Saturday.

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Mask mandates were lifted for most settings last month, and despite the rise in COVID-19 cases, health officials say there isn't a need for mask mandates to be reinstated in Ontario.

In a video captured by CityNews on April 5, Minister of Health Christine Elliott confirmed to reporters at Queen's Park that masks don't need to be brought back, according to advice from Dr. Kieran Moore, Ontario's chief medical officer of health.

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The Ontario government may have lifted the mask mandates across the province, but that doesn't mean every city in Ontario is ready to go mask-free.

In a tweet posted on Monday at 11:41 a.m., the city of Mississauga reminded its residents that masks will still be required in indoor public spaces even though the majority of Ontario is no longer required to mask up.

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The Ontario government just announced that masks will soon be behind us for good over the next couple of months.

As of March 21, Ontarians will no longer be required to wear masks at most indoor places, including schools.

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