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Toronto's Face Mask Rules Have Officially Been Extended Until Next Year

You might want to invest in a value pack of face masks.

Toronto's Face Mask Rules Have Officially Been Extended Until Next Year

It's time to stock up on face masks. The Toronto City Council has just approved the extension of mask bylaws until January 2022.

According to a press release, the City of Toronto's temporary mask bylaws and COVID-19 amendments to Chapter 354, Apartment Buildings were officially extended on October 1.

The extension will take place until the end of the Toronto City Councils meeting in January 2022. This means until then, people will have to continue wearing masks or face coverings while in public indoor spaces, including enclosed spaces in common areas of apartments and condos in accordance with bylaws 541-2020 and 664-2020.

Both extensions were recommended by Toronto's medical officer of health, Dr. Eileen de Villa.

Mayor John Tory commented on the extension saying "public health evidence shows masks keep people safe and are an important way we can help each other as Team Toronto continues to make vaccination progress."

"Right now, while the virus is still active in communities in our city, extending the COVID-19 mask bylaws is the right thing to do. I want to thank the vast majority of people who continue to do the right thing and wear masks when they are out and about in public."

A Case Of The Omicron Variant Has Just Been Reported In The GTA

The person was in close contact with a traveller coming back from southern Africa.

Durham Region Health Department has announced that one person has tested positive for the COVID-19 Omicron variant on Thursday.

Health officials say the person was in "close contact" with another individual who had recently travelled back from "one of the identified countries in southern Africa," according to a press release.

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In a news release posted on December 2, City officials launched the COVID-19 Exposure Notifications page that will inform Torontonians of potential exposures that they could have come across in large settings.

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The US Reported Its First Omicron Variant Case & Fauci Says It Was 'Just A Matter Of Time'

The infected person entered the U.S. before Omicron even had a name.

The Omicron variant has officially arrived in the United States and the White House is urging everyone who's eligible to get vaccinated ASAP.

The White House and the CDC confirmed the first U.S. case of COVID-19 caused by the new COVID-19 variant on Wednesday, one week after public health experts warned that it was becoming a problem in South Africa.

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You know how to say "Delta" if you've flown with a certain airline, visited a certain town in B.C. or just been paying attention to COVID-19 virus variants as a human being on this Earth.

But have you figured out how to pronounce "Omicron" yet? Because some people — including the president of the United States — are still playing catchup with this not-so-popular letter from the Greek alphabet.

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