Niagara Regional Council Passes Mandatory Mask Bylaw

Region-Wide Mask Bylaw takes effect Friday, July 31 and covers All Indoor Public Spaces and Municipal Transit. More Updates To Come

By Doug Draper

Posted July 23rd, 2020 on Niagara at Large

In the City of Toronto, signs like this have now become commonplace. They have also become commonplace in St. Catharines, which implemented a mandatory mask requirement for indoor places a few weeks ago. Niagara’s Regional Council has now voted in favour to taking a similar step for the whole region. Stay tune for more details on when, where and how the mask rule will be implemented in Niagara.

Following a lengthy discussion this July 23rd, a majority of Niagara Regional Councillors have voted in favour of having residents across Niagara where masks in indoor places where social distancing is not always possible.

The vote to approve some form of mandatory mask wearing during the continued COVID-19 health crisis comes two weeks after the Council held a special meeting to consider the issue and decided, by a slim margin at the time, to give it further review.

Niagara At Large will post details on when, how and where this mandatory rule will apply as soon as we get them from the Region. We assume that the Region will be circulating information to the news media and public on how this rule will be administered as soon as possible.

Stay Tuned.

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