Ontario Moving To Limit Access To N95 Masks In Long-Term Care: Union

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TORONTO — Ontario is trying to “water down” guidelines that give health-care workers in long-term care homes access to N95 masks, the union representing them said Friday, while the health minister said the province is grappling with a limited supply of the gear. The province asked the Canadian Union of Public Employees to begin discussions about removing that access from the provincial rules because it believed the masks weren’t necessary in every setting in the facilities, the union said. Ontario is also seeking to control use of the masks, which Health Minister Christine Elliott acknowledged Friday are in short supply.