Burlington repeals COVID-19 mask, physical distancing bylaws


Published March 22, 2022 at 4:23 pm

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The City of Burlington has repealed its masking and physical distance bylaws effective immediately.

The move comes a couple of days after similar rules were repealed by both the Province and Halton Region.

Burlington’s bylaws were originally set to expire five days after the region repealed its mask bylaw, but chose to accelerate it to align with other municipalities in the area.

Ward 3’s Rory Nisan was the only councillor who voted against the motion, citing rising rates once again as well as no vaccination possible for those under the age of 5.

In addition, Burlington voted to end their state of emergency, will end virtual council meetings, choosing again to meet in chambers in City Hall, and city volunteers will no longer have to have a vaccine.

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