MEDIA RELEASE: Masks to be Mandatory in the Town of Caledon Until End of January 2021

Following the Town Council meeting this week, the mandatory face covering  by-law that passed earlier this year has been extended until January 31, 2021. This is to help further prevent the spread of COVID-19.

“I undertand that this has been a challenging year for all of us, but if we continue to do our part, all of us, we will get through this,” said Mayor Allan Thompson. “By wearing a mask in public today, we can help prevent the spread of COVID-19 tomorrow.  Let’s follow the ‘Core Four’ - wear a mask, stay two metres apart, wash your hands often, and if you have any symptoms, get tested and stay at home.”

Masks include:

  • Disposable or fabric masks
  • Bandanas
  • Scarfs
  • Or similar items which are fitted to completely cover the mouth, nose and chin of a wearer without gapping

Masks must be put on properly before entering and while inside any public establishment, when using a transit vehicle such as a bus or while riding in a taxi  licensed by the Town.

Exemptions

People that are exempt from wearing a mask include:

  • Children under the age of two
  • Anyone who has trouble breathing or has a medical condition
  • Those who cannot remove a mask without assistance

With some exceptions available to residents, the Town asks both residents and establishment owners to use caution and kindness when asking why some people are not wearing masks.

For more information:

  • View the full version of the by-law caledon.ca/by-laws
  • See more about the Core Four actions to help overcome COVID-19: peelregion.ca/coronavirus/core-four

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Media Contact:
Town of Caledon | Strategic Initiatives | Communications
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