Starting August 1st masks will be required in all Edmonton public indoor spaces

Edmonton Council voted 10-3 for the bylaw.

Edmonton City Council voted 10-3 Wednesday afternoon to make masks mandatory in all public indoor spaces starting on August 1st.

The newly passed bylaw will apply to not just city-owned facilities but privately owned businesses too. 

Face coverings will be required in retail stores, entertainment venues, rec centres, vehicle rentals and more.

Masks won't be necessary in Edmonton Schools or childcare facilities, hospitals, and health care centers.

Businesses will not be required to enforce the bylaw.

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