Re-Opening Policy Regarding Masks Effective March 21, 2022

Good Morning Comrades,

This message is being sent to you on behalf of the Re-Opening Committee. This is to try to keep you up  to speed on what is going on re: the pandemic and how the Branch is reacting to the changes.

Based on the best data available, the Provincial Government has declared that the masking mandate will end on 21 Mar2022, while recognizing that there are still dangers in effect which require everyone’s due diligence.

Your Opening Committee has considered the ramifications as they affect the operation of the Branch, and have reached a reasonable consensus which has been already been made known to members who attended the Branch General Meeting on 16 Mar 2022.

There is light at the end of the tunnel but it is still some distance away so we must still be as careful as possible. Effective 21 Mar, 2022 people entering the Branch premises may, if they wish, refrain from wearing masks all the while remembering that the safety measures previously in effect for distancing, hand washing, etc., are still valid and in effect.

Those who feel that they have a higher degree of risk may continue to wear a mask to mitigate the ever present possibility of infection. No one shall be offended by mask or no mask.

The various health authorities which govern our daily conduct and operations strongly advise that everyone not fully vaccinated, up to the third dose, do so as soon as practical to ensure the decline of the pandemic spread will continue as smoothly as possible.

Stay safe,

Bill Molnar
Chair, Reopening Committee