If your city is anything like Toronto, then you also require to wear face masks when in enclosed public spaces. The city of Toronto is making masks or face coverings mandatory in enclosed public spaces as of July 7 to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and to protect the health and safety of our communities. Is your City doing the same?
Perhaps it’s not mandatory in your city, but you still want to practice safety precautions.
A growing body of scientific evidence suggests the use of masks and face coverings is an inexpensive, acceptable, and non-invasive measure to help control the spread of COVID-19. COVID-19 is spread through contact with the respiratory droplets produced by someone who is infected when they cough, sneeze, or even when they laugh or speak, including by individuals who may not have symptoms – known as being asymptomatic. Evidence suggests wearing a mask reduces the likelihood of droplets infecting those around an individual.
This new bylaw will expire at 12:01 a.m. on the first day after the completion of the first Council meeting following summer recess (currently scheduled for September 30 and October 1, 2020), unless extended by Council.