Edmonton has moved to make face masks mandatory in all city-owned and operated amenities, services, and attractions including public transit.
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 move to make face masks mandatory in all indoor spaces, the city officials have started to draft a bylaw to move to the stricter regulations.
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