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Edmonton city council debates mandatory masks in all indoor public spaces – Edmonton

Edmonton city council debates mandatory masks in all indoor public spaces - Edmonton

Masks will be mandatory on public transit and in all city-owned facilities on Aug. 1 but Edmonton city council may take the mandate one step further. Mayor Don Iveson called a special meeting of council Wednesday for councillors to debate a bylaw that would make face coverings mandatory in all …

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New bylaw mandates masks in indoor public spaces in Sarnia, Ont. – London

New bylaw mandates masks in indoor public spaces in Sarnia, Ont. - London

Starting Friday, masks will be mandatory in indoor public spaces in the city of Sarnia, Ont. The city’s council voted 6-2 during a special meeting on Monday to endorse a mask bylaw that will come into effect at 12:01 a.m. July 31, mandating that people wear a mask or face …

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Coronavirus: Indoor visits to Ontario long-term care homes stymied by rules and enforcement

Coronavirus: Indoor visits to Ontario long-term care homes stymied by rules and enforcement

Though Ontario has allowed visitors inside long-term care homes for the better part of a week, Mary Oko is still seeing her mother outdoors. Rules enforced during the visits mean there’s little benefit to going inside the home, Oko said, and at least this way her mom gets some sunshine. …

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Washington state bans indoor service at bars, restricts indoor dining

Washington state bans indoor service at bars, restricts indoor dining

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Thursday he is tightening restrictions throughout the state in restaurants and bars, for weddings and funerals, and at gyms in a further effort to stem a surge in COVID-19 cases. “I care about businesses opening and people getting back to work, but public health and …

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Mandatory mask debate escalates in Calgary city council as proposed bylaw expands to indoor spaces – Calgary

Mandatory mask debate escalates in Calgary city council as proposed bylaw expands to indoor spaces - Calgary

Calgary city council heard a new proposal Monday asking for the implementation of a mandatory mask bylaw for all public indoor spaces and transit. The initial report made to council on Monday proposed that face coverings must be worn only on transit vehicles, however, that has been expanded to encompass …

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‘Significant risk’: Ontario Medical Association urges government to reconsider indoor reopening of bars

‘Significant risk’: Ontario Medical Association urges government to reconsider indoor reopening of bars

The Ontario Medical Association is calling on the provincial government to reconsider the opening of indoor bars amid the coronavirus pandemic. The organization, which represents over 43,000 physicians and medical students, said in a statement that opening bars indoors carries a “significant risk.” “When people consume alcohol, inhibitions are lowered, …

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Face coverings mandated in enclosed indoor public spaces as of Saturday: Dr. Chris Mackie

Face coverings mandated in enclosed indoor public spaces as of Saturday: Dr. Chris Mackie

While he maintains the local risk of infection is low, the medical officer of health for the Middlesex-London Health Unit says as of 12:01 a.m. Saturday, face coverings will be mandatory in indoor, enclosed public spaces in an effort to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus. “We’re not talking …

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Most of Ontario enters Stage 3 as gyms, indoor dining allowed to reopen

Most of Ontario enters Stage 3 as gyms, indoor dining allowed to reopen

A large swath of Ontario will be moving on to the next phase of the provincial government’s COVID-19 recovery plan today. Stage 3 of the reopening effort takes effect across 24 out of 34 public health units, though the jurisdictions that will keep operating under Stage 2 rules are among …

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Bowling alleys, bars, arcades: Are indoor venues safe as COVID-19 restrictions ease? – National

Bowling alleys, bars, arcades: Are indoor venues safe as COVID-19 restrictions ease? - National

Experts have said the risk of the coronavirus spreading is higher inside, but many indoor recreational activities are beginning to open. Indoor facilities like bars, arcades, escape rooms, bowling alleys, interactive museum exhibits and pool halls will be reopening on Friday in the majority of Ontario, as the province moves …

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Restaurants may be reopening, but that doesn’t make indoor dining safe: experts

Restaurants may be reopening, but that doesn’t make indoor dining safe: experts

Dining inside a restaurant is an experience many Ontarians haven’t had in months, since the province entered a state of emergency in March due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. But now, Ontario is allowing indoor dining to resume in parts of the province as part of Stage 3 as COVID-19 …

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