MASK MANDATE TO BE RELAXED ON OCTOBER 1ST

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September 22, 2022

The Minister of Health & Wellness, the Honourable Dr. Michael R. Darville, announced today that thecountry’s mask mandate will be relaxed as of October 1, 2022. Members of the public will not berequired to wear a mask in most settings.

However, the wearing of face masks will continue to be required in the following settings or by thefollowing persons:


1. All persons accessing a health care facility for any reason (workers, patients, visitors, vendors,et al).


2. In any indoor classroom setting in an educational institution, except where Rule 27 (20 of theHealth Services Rules (Covid 19) Prevention and Management of Community Spread) (2021);or


3. Any non-resident worker of a long-term care residential facility.

The adjustments to the mask mandate were recommended by the Advisory Committee of the Ministryof Health & Wellness following a meeting today.Some Bahamians will continue to prefer to wear a mask for protection from COVID; their choice to doso should be respected by all. The MOHW will continue to distribute free medical-grade masks inschools.

The Ministry of Health & Wellness continues to advise persons to adhere to the safety protocols as itrelates to handwashing/sanitizing, physical distancing, and personal responsibility. Personsexperiencing symptoms of COVID-19 should get tested. The Ministry also reminds that free testingand free vaccinations continue to be available to members of the public.

 

The Minister of Health & Wellness, the Honourable Dr. Michael R. Darville, announced today that the
country’s mask mandate will be relaxed as of October 1, 2022. Members of the public will not be
required to wear a mask in most settings.
However, the wearing of face masks will continue to be required in the following settings or by the
following persons:
1. All persons accessing a health care facility for any reason (workers, patients, visitors, vendors,
et al).
2. In any indoor classroom setting in an educational institution, except where Rule 27 (20 of the
Health Services Rules (Covid 19) Prevention and Management of Community Spread) (2021);
or
3. Any non-resident worker of a long-term care residential facility.
The adjustments to the mask mandate were recommended by the Advisory Committee of the Ministry
of Health & Wellness following a meeting today.
Some Bahamians will continue to prefer to wear a mask for protection from COVID; their choice to do
so should be respected by all. The MOHW will continue to distribute free medical-grade masks in
schools.
The Ministry of Health & Wellness continues to advise persons to adhere to the safety protocols as it
relates to handwashing/sanitizing, physical distancing, and personal responsibility. Persons
experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 should get tested. The Ministry also reminds that free testing
and free vaccinations continue to be available to members of the public.

News date : 09/22/2022    Category : Covid-19

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