Dentists, doctors, and other private healthcare workers in Manitoba are considering making changes to the face mask policies. Shared Health has announced the end of the mandate for most provincial healthcare facilities, starting May 10.
Masking policies may vary depending on the practice with the exception of visits to immunocompromised patients, such as cancer or transplant patients, which will still require a mask.
The Winnipeg Free Press reports that the Manitoba Dental Association is reviewing Shared Health’s decision, said president Dr. Scott Leckie. “We want to get the temperament and we want to make sure we’re protecting the public,” the Winnipeg dentist said.