Mask wearing in Brampton will remain mandatory until next March

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Published September 28, 2021 at 1:39 pm

The City of Brampton will extend its mask mandate until March 31, 2022, at tomorrow’s biweekly city council meeting.

The current bylaw was adopted in June and is set to expire Thursday, Sept. 30, at 11:59 p.m.

The recommendation to extend the bylaw was put forth by Dr. Lawrence Loh, in his role as Peel Region’s medical officer of health.

The bylaw will make non-medical masks covering the nose, mouth and chin mandatory until the end of March 31, 2022, for individuals entering public indoor spaces in Brampton. Legitimate medical exceptions will apply.

Face coverings like scarves, bandanas, gaiters will continue to be unacceptable under the bylaw, as well masks with exhalation valves.

Masks may only be removed for consumption of food or drink if an individual is seated in a designated area for that purpose

The fine for individuals flouting the bylaw is a mimimum of $500 and businesses face fines between $500 and $100,000 for each offence.

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