Halton Region Passes Mandatory Mask/Face Covering By-Law

Jul 20, 2020

A Region-wide by-law was passed on July 15 by Halton Regional Council, effective July 22. By-law No. 47-20 is "a temporary by-law to require the wearing of non-medical masks/face coverings in enclosed public places in the Regional Municipality of Halton." For more information please read Halton Region's media release.

On July 9, 2020, Town Council passed temporary By-Law No. 2020-0037, requiring the wearing of a mask/face covering in enclosed public places during the COVID-19 pandemic, effective Thursday, July 16, 2020. Read the full media release

Residents are reminded that the wearing of a mask or face covering is to be done alongside other public health protocols to ensure optimal effectiveness. This includes washing your hands frequently, practicing physical distancing where possible and staying home if ill.

For more information on what the by-law means for businesses, please visit the Mandatory Mask/Face Covering FAQs for Businesses webpager, visit Halton Region's website, or call 311.

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