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Face Coverings

Wearing a mask or face covering provides a layer of protection that can help to reduce the risk of getting COVID-19 or prevent transmission of the virus if you are asymptomatic. 

Individual circumstances are unique, and everyone's situation will be different. It is important that we all be mindful that there are members of this community who remain at higher risk for serious outcomes.

The Brant County Health Unit supports the use of masks in indoor public settings where physical distancing cannot be maintained. BCHU reminds the community to remain respectful of others, whether or not they choose to wear a mask.

As of June 11, 2022, masking will no longer be required in most settings across Ontario, including public transit.
Masks are still required to be worn in long-term care and retirement homes and are recommended to be worn in higher-risk congregate living settings. Please note, organizations can choose to continue masking policies as part of their ongoing operations. For more information, visit the Province’s website.


Face masks continue to be required when accessing clinical services at the Health Unit and in the community.   As part of a health care setting, BCHU requires masks to be worn while attending our COVID-19 vaccine clinics or when accessing clinical services (e.g., dental, sexual health services) in-person at the Health Unit.


The use of masks is encouraged for community members who are accessing non-clinical services, such as attending courses or classes at the health unit.

Situations where individuals must wear a mask

Masks are still required in all indoor public settings in the scenarios listed below.


​When wearing a mask is mandatory

​Following international travel

​14 days after arriving in Canada

​A member of your household has COVID-19

​10 days after the date you were last exposed to the COVID-19 case

​You are a close contact of a non-household member with COVID-19

​10 days after the date you were last exposed to the COVID-19 case

​You previously tested positive for COVID-19 or had COVID-19 symptoms

​10 days after your symptoms started or you tested positive (whichever occured earlier)

For further information, please visit the Ontario Government’s website.