Canada continues to be one of the world leaders when it comes to getting at least one dose of a COVID-19?vaccine into arms, but even as case counts drop, experts are divided about whether now is the right time to relax mask requirements.
Last year, when the pandemic turned life upside down and our world was suddenly divided?by plexiglass, physical distancing and masksRestaurants and bars, many would have never dared to hope that by?summer?2021, Canada would be faring well enough to have this debateThe directive requires 14 hospitals i.?
Yet some provinces have already lifted mask mandates, along with a host of other public health restrictions. Both Alberta and British Columbia relaxed their rules on Canada Day.?Saskatchewan isn’t far behind,?with a plan to drop all public health orders:1639076029129,, including mandatory mask use, set for?July 11.?
Generally, infectious disease specialists in this country agree that things are looking up — jabs are getting into arms and COVID-19 case counts?are downtime.?But the highly transmissible delta variantThe summer, combined with the fact that less than half the country is fully vaccinated has some worried that now isn’t the time to de-mask.