Covid 19 Mask Policy

Mandatory Use of Face Masks and Coverings
 
As of 12:01 a.m. Friday July 17, 2020, masks or face coverings are required inside enclosed public spaces in York Region.
The Regional Municipality of York has endorsed a recommendation from York Region Medical Officer of Health Dr. Karim Kurji to issue an instruction requiring operators of enclosed public spaces in York Region to have a policy in place that prohibits persons from entering premises of the establishment if the person is not wearing a face mask or covering, subject to appropriate exemptions.
 
Effective Friday, July 17, 2020 as of 12:01 a.m.
All customers and employees will be required to wear face coverings.
 
2 metre physical distancing will still be in effect (where possible).
People with medical conditions and children under 5 will not be required to wear a face covering.
Below is a brief excerpt from the York.ca Website.
For more information visit their Mandatory Use of Face Masks page.
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This Instruction applies to the following establishments:
 
Premises or any portion thereof which are used as a place of business for the sale or offering for sale of goods or services, and includes a mall or similar structure which contains multiple places of business
 
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How is it enforced?
 
Under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA) both the public health unit and municipal bylaw officers are authorized to enforce these requirements.
 
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The Following exceptions apply
 
Please show kindness to people not wearing masks as there are a variety of reasons, including medical, why individuals are not able to wear a face covering.
 
The following individuals do not or should not wear a face covering in indoor public spaces:
 
Children under five years of age
Individuals with medical conditions rendering them unable to safely wear a mask, including breathing difficulties or cognitive difficulties or difficulties in hearing or processing information
Anyone who has trouble breathing
Anyone who is unable to remove the mask without help
Anyone who is unconscious or incapacitated
Anyone wearing a face covering that would inhibit the ability to breathe in any way such as, but not limited to, during moderate to intense physical activity (such as running) or activity that would preclude its use (such as swimming)

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