Richmond is deciding whether to make masks mandatory in city buildings

Oct 8 2020, 4:06 am

Richmond City Council will decide next week whether to make face masks mandatory in all city-run buildings.

That means anyone going into a community centre, city hall, or other municipal facility would have to don a face covering to prevent coronavirus spread.

City staff recommended council make masks mandatory in a report dated September 27, and councillors will vote on October 13 whether to enact a mandatory mask bylaw.

The mandatory mask bylaw could contain several exceptions, including people with disabilities, children, people engaged in exercise, and swimmers in the city’s public pools.

Several other Canadian municipalities, including Toronto, Edmonton, and Calgary have more far-reaching mask bylaws, where masks are mandatory in all indoor settings.

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