The Ottawa Hospital has re-implemented its mask mandate in certain areas due to their anticipation of increased transmission of the flu, COVID, and RSV.
The hospital stated on X (formerly Twitter) that “Beginning September 11, masking will be required in all clinical areas and waiting rooms. Clinical areas include inpatient units, patient rooms, nursing stations, and ambulatory care areas.”
“Masking will continue to be encouraged, but optional, in all other non-clinical areas,” the statement added.
Their statement comes on the same day that the World Health Organization urged everyone to get COVID vaccinated or boosted for the umpteenth time.