The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) will continue to ask its clients and visitors to wear a mask as the region continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Even with Ontario’s masking requirement being lifted in most settings starting Monday, March 21st, as an agency that provides healthcare services, MLHU will continue to require face masks to be worn by anyone who visits its offices seeking services.
The Health Unit will ask that people who visit its vaccination clinics, Citi Plaza, or Strathroy offices, wear a medical grade mask. Medical grade masks will be provided if the individual does not have one of their own. This mask may be worn over the individual’s personal mask; or they may remove their own mask and replace it with the one provided by Health Unit staff. Visitors will also continue to be screened for COVID-19 when they arrive at an MLHU facility.
Clients who decline a mask will be directed to an isolated area within the facility, where Health Unit staff members will provide service while wearing a mask and eye protection themselves.
With continued transmission of COVID-19 in London and Middlesex County, masking in indoor environments continues to be an effective way to disrupt the transmission of the virus and is still strongly recommended for indoor activities.
Dan Flaherty, Communications Manager, Middlesex-London Health Unit,