EDMONTON (CITYNEWS) – Edmonton’s mandatory masks bylaw for all indoor public spaces came into effect today.
Previously, council had only mandated masks on Edmonton transit and in city-owned facilities under Phase 2 of the city’s mandatory face mask plan.
It’s mandatory mask day in Edmonton.
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Last Wednesday, council voted 10-3 to move to the third phase of the plan and make face coverings compulsory in all indoor public places after reviewing mask bylaws in Calgary and Toronto.
If you’re caught without a non-medical mask or face covering, you could be paying a fine of $100.
There are some exceptions laid out in the bylaw: children under two don’t have to wear a mask, nor do people who are “unable to place, use, or remove a mask without assistance”.
You won’t have to wear a mask when you’re eating or drinking in designated seating areas, working out, or swimming, or if you’re participating in a religious ceremony.
Calgary’s mandatory face mask bylaw also came into effect Saturday.