Saturday, September 26, 2020

Masks now mandatory in indoor public spaces across C-K

The wearing of masks in indoor public spaces is now mandatory across Chatham-Kent, through an approved by-law, as of 12:01 a.m. this morning, Friday, August 14, 2020.

“Wearing a mask is only one aspect in reducing an individual’s chances of contracting COVID-19,” CK Public Health officials said on social media.

Public Health officials are encouraging people that in addition to wearing a mask you:

– Maintain physical distancing of two metres at all times

– Wash your hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer with 70% alcohol frequently

– Stay home (not going into the community or to work) if you’re not feeling well, and get tested for COVID-19.

“CK Public Health will continue posting resources and information to remind and educate the community on the current public health measures, in addition to the new by-law,” CK Public Health said on social media.

Officials posted the following graphic showcasing “some helpful do’s and don’ts” on how to wear a non medical face covering:

Officials also posted a video from the Government of Canada on how to use a mask/face covering safely:

Municipality of Chatham-Kent Council voted in favour of implementing a mandatory mask by-law on Monday night, August 10, 2020 to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The approved by-law can be read, here.

Here is our coverage:

Mandatory mask by-law approved by Chatham-Kent Council

Mask by-law details & exemptions, Council vote revealed

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