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Ottawa – The Steering Committee of the Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration (CIBA) has announced the following modification to masking protocols for COVID-19 preventive measures, effective immediately.

Individuals must continue to wear masks while inside Senate buildings:

  • For 10 days following the:
    • onset of symptoms consistent with the COVID-19 virus;
    • last day of exposure if they have been identified as a close contact;
    • last positive result on a PCR or rapid antigen test; or
  • If they have been advised to do so by a medical practitioner or public health authority.

Quick facts

  • This decision was made to align with updated Ontario public health measures and advice. It is a change from the previous requirement of five days.
  • It applies to all Senate staff members, members of the Parliamentary Press Gallery, visitors, guests, contractors, volunteers and interns.
  • Visitors may be required to answer screening questions before entering Senate premises.

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For more information:
Alison Korn
Issues Management and Media Relations Advisor | Senate of Canada
613-410-1892 |

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