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Masks are to be worn in all indoor public spaces in Edmonton starting Saturday in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Here’s a look at what you need to know about the new rule.
What is the law?
Edmonton city councilors passed a bylaw on Wednesday, in a 10-to-3 vote, to make masks mandatory inside publicly accessible spaces until the end of the year. This includes city properties, the transit system and city-managed buildings, as well as private buildings to which the public and vehicle rental services have access. Anyone entering stores, entertainment venues, restaurants, malls, and recreation centers will need to wear a mask.
In order to meet the needs of all residents, a traditional mask is not the only option. City rule requires you to wear a face cover that completely covers your nose, mouth, and chin. This can include bandanas, scarves, fabrics, and non-medical masks, but not face shields.