Masks in Gray Bruce establishments will become mandatory

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LONDON, ONT. – A public health office in the third sector will make the use of masks compulsory in certain indoor public spaces. The Gray Bruce Health Unit has stated that a health order requiring the wearing of face covers in indoor facilities will be implemented in conjunction with the provincial reopening of Stage 3.

“The order will allow establishments to require employees and customers to use a face covering and to remind customers that they should wear a face covering after placing the order,” said one. communicated.

“For clarity, there is no need to divert the client to reach the best standard of effort.”

The press release, published on Friday, optimally indicates that three days notice will be given after the provincial announcement, in order to give sufficient time to the parties concerned so that they are properly prepared.

The health unit says that law enforcement in general will be based on the good faith of individuals to participate, because rigorous enforcement will not be desired.

Gray Bruce joins Huron-Perth and Middlesex-London to make masks or face covers mandatory in certain situations.

Gray Bruce said the order only applies to areas that are normally accessible to the general public and would not include areas such as an administrative area within the establishment.

Considerations will allow exemptions for children under two years of age; or in some under 5 years old for those who do not tolerate the face cover or who refuse to wear a face cover. Those who cannot tolerate face covers for any medical condition or for any reason required by the Human Rights Code will also be exempt.

Some establishments in Gray and Bruce Counties can obtain masks for free, on a donation basis, for people who cannot purchase their own masks. Bruce Power donated 120,000 point masks to local organizations, including chambers of commerce and food banks, to support the reopening.

“Asking people to wear a face covering is another tool we can use to prevent the spread of COVID-19,” says medical officer of health Dr. Ian Arra.

“We are seeing growing complacency in the community with previous recommendations for physical distance. This and the reopening plan for stage 3 will, by definition, include activities with greater contact intensity and which would require major modifications to maintain public health security. The use of masks will reduce the risk for the most vulnerable among us. ”

The health unit indicates that the prescription will remain in effect for four weeks and may be renewed. This will allow time to develop more permanent solutions such as municipal or provincial regulations.

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