ONTARIO LIFTING PROOF OF VACCINATION REQUIREMENT
CAPACITY LIMITS FOR INDOOR SETTINGS LIFTED AS WELL
Effective on March 1st, Ontario will be lifting its proof of vaccination requirement for indoor non-essential settings. Businesses will no longer be required to ask patrons for proof of at least two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine for entry. Businesses can, however, choose to keep the mandate active.
Vaccine requirements in healthcare settings and long-term care facilities will remain in place for now.
Capacity limits in all other indoor public settings will also be lifted as of March 1st. The mask mandate will remain in place, with that mandate expected to be lifted sometime in March, as well.
The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne recognizes the lifting of these mandates is a welcome relief for many. MCA still advises community members to practice public health measures to ensure COVID-19 numbers don’t increase within the community, and we remain vigilant in the protection of our vulnerable populations.