The number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise and the government has taken further measures to curb down the spread. Edmonton has decided to make face masks mandatory in all city-owned and operated amenities, services, and attractions including public transit. The move is an attempt to help stop the further spread of COVID-19.
The recommendation was made by the administration during the city’s emergency advisory committee meeting and the new requirement is set to come into effect on August 1. The decision was not taken lightly, but the administration made it to keep the residents safe from COVID-19. The directive will make residents feel safer and more confident in using public transit.
The directive does not require bylaw changes. Should the city council decide to make face masks mandatory in all indoor spaces, the city officials have started to create a bylaw to shift to stricter regulations.
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