Face coverings (non-medical masks)

Mandatory face coverings bylaw extended to March 31, 2021

As part of Strathcona County’s efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19, non-medical masks (face coverings) will continue to be mandatory in public indoor spaces and public vehicles until March 31, 2021 or unless repealed by Council at an earlier date.

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As part of Strathcona County's efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19, non-medical masks (face coverings) are required for people entering all public spaces and vehicles for hire.

At a special Council meeting on August 6, 2020, Strathcona County Council approved the Temporary Mandatory Face Covering Bylaw that mandates face coverings in indoor public places and public vehicles - when Alberta Health Services reports 25 or more active COVID-19 cases in the municipality.

The bylaw first came into effect on Monday, October 5, 2020 and was set to expire on November 17, 2020 or if repealed at an earlier date. In an effort to take proactive steps to slow the spread of COVID-19, Council voted to extend the bylaw until March 31, 2021 or unless repealed at an earlier date.

Strathcona County invited the public to share their views on wearing face coverings in our community. View the survey results (360.9 KB) .

Alberta Health Services is advising that wearing face coverings (non-medical masks) in indoor public areas will help prevent the spread along with practicing good hygiene, maintaining physical distancing, getting tested and monitoring for symptoms. 

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Last updated: Wednesday, October 28, 2020
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