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Calgary Lifted Mandatory Mask Bylaw

Yasmine Atallah Yasmine Atallah

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On July 1st, Alberta moved into Stage 3 of the Open for Summer Plan and lifted most public health measures, including the mask bylaw in Calgary.

Calgary City Council met on Monday July 5th to discuss the Alberta mask bylaw. They had set this bylaw in August 2020.  The Council voted to extend it on June 21st and revisit the issue on July 5th.

Following three readings and voting sessions, majority carried and repealed the bylaw. The Council voted to keep it as a policy in city buildings, though it won’t be a legal requirement.

They no longer require masks in public indoor settings, with some exceptions. Alberta’s mask mandate in Stage 3 requires masks in continuing care facilities and on public transit.

They also encouraged businesses to set their own mask policies and urged Calgarians to respect their rules.

Aside from the Calgary mask bylaw, other restrictions were lifted as well.  Stage 3 allows for indoor and outdoor social gatherings with no capacity limits. It also lifts restrictions on recreational activities, business closures and large events.

You can check here for updates on Alberta’s Open for Summer Plan.

[Featured Image Source: Paul Hanaoka via Unsplash]

See also: Everything You Need To Know About Alberta’s Reopening Plan

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