Peterborough Public Health Joins Other Ontario Health Units in Appeal to Chief Medical Officer of Health for Temporary Provincial Masking Mandate

Written by Comms Team, May 5, 2022

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Dr. Thomas Piggott from Peterborough Public Health has united with two other Ontario public health agencies to send a letter to Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health sharing concern with continued high disease activity, for a temporary province-wide masking mandate to bring down sixth wave transmission.

Dr. Piggott said: “COVID-19 risk continues, and masking remains a key strategy to protect yourself and others. I strongly recommend continuing to wear your mask, and with colleagues am asking the Chief Medical Officer of Health to consider broadening the temporary mask requirement to protect our communities.”

The other signatories to the letter include:

  • M. Mustafa Hirji, Medical Officer of Health & Commissioner (Acting), Niagara Region Public Health & Emergency Services
  • Shanker Nesathurai, Acting Medical Officer of Health, Windsor-Essex County Health Unit

A copy of the letter is attached to this news release.


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Brittany Cadence

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