Public Health Orders Face Coverings Inside All Local Commercial Establishments

Published on: 2020/06/26 - in News

Effective at midnight – June 27 at 12:01am – customers, patrons, employees and visitors entering a commercial establishment in the KFL&A region, and while inside the establishment, are required to wear a face covering.

Earlier today, Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health for KFL&A Public Health, ordered everyone owning or operating a commercial or municipal establishment in the KFL&A area to do the following:

  • Prohibit Persons from entering the premises of the Commercial Establishment or remaining in the premises if the said Person is not wearing a Face Covering. The Face Covering must be worn inside the Establishment at all times, unless it is reasonably required to temporarily remove the Face Covering for services provided by the Establishment. A –Person shall be exempt from wearing a Face Covering on the premises if:
    • The Person is a child under the age of two years; or a child under the age of 5 years either chronologically or developmentally and he or she refuses to wear a face covering and cannot be persuaded to do so by their caregiver;
    • Wearing a Face Covering would inhibit the Person’s ability to breathe in any way;
    • For any other medical reason, the Person cannot safely wear a Face Covering such as, but not limited to, respiratory disease, cognitive difficulties or difficulties in hearing or processing information.
  • Ensure the availability of alcohol-based hand rub at all entrances and exits for the use of all Persons entering or exiting the Establishment.

People found indoors in public spaces while not wearing a mask could be fined up to $5000. For more information on this Section 22 order, visit KFL&A Public Health’s Face Covering FAQ page.

Earlier today, Dr. Moore provided an update regarding the ongoing Binh’s Nail and Spa Salon outbreak, the source of the new infections:

A message from Mayor Bryan Paterson:


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