Here's When Torontonians Could Finally Be Able To Stop Wearing Face Coverings

You still need to wear your face mask during step three.

Toronto Staff Writer

Ontario has finally entered step three of Ontario's reopening plan, but that doesn't mean you can take off your face masks just yet.

Currently, the Ontario government has announced that face coverings still need to be worn in indoor public spaces during this step.

However, according to Toronto Public Health, the mandatory masking bylaw could come to an end by the fall.

Currently, the bylaw will be one of the last to be removed and is set to be reviewed by the medical officer of health on a monthly basis, with a current expiry date of the end of September. However, City Council can extend these bylaws if they see fit.

"The remaining bylaws are set to expire at the end of the September 30 and October 1 City Council meeting, unless extended by City Council," an excerpt from Thursday's news release reads.

Yet, Toronto is reminding residents that wearing your mask at the moment is still extremely important.

"At this point in the pandemic, these bylaws continue to provide necessary protection against COVID-19 and are generally consistent with provincial regulations," read a statement.

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