Halton Hills passes mandatory mask bylaw

 

The Town of Halton Hills has passed a bylaw that will require residents to wear a face mask in enclosed public spaces. 

"Our Council felt strongly that we needed to take decisive action on this issue and we felt that the Premier lent support in tackling this at the municipal level. Even though Dr. Meghani, Halton's Medical Officer of Health did not feel an order was necessary, she is in support of the Town's direction to pass a by-law," Mayor Rick Bonnette said in a news release. 

The bylaw comes as Halton Regional Council will be deliberating adopting a regional bylaw on July 15, which would affect all of Halton—something Bonnette said he would welcome. 

"This is about the safety of our residents and supporting the local economy," he said. "I want people to feel confident in shopping and patronizing establishments throughout Halton Region. I would prefer a uniform approach and that means a Regional by-law."

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