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RMWB Face Covering Bylaw extended for additional 30 days

Last Updated Nov 26, 2020 at 11:52 am MDT

IMAGE. Supplied by the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.

The Municipality announced the extension of the Municipal Face Covering Bylaw.

The bylaw first went into effect on Oct. 26, 2020, when Alberta Health Services (AHS) reported more than 50 active cases of COVID-19 in the RMWB.

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This means residents must wear face coverings in indoor public places and public vehicles with exemptions for another 30-day cycle.

To date, AHS reported 204 active cases of COVID-19 in the RMWB, including 178 in Fort McMurray.

On Nov. 25, there were 34 new cases of the illness in the urban service area.

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Face coverings are mandatory on public transit regardless of the number of active cases of COVID-19 in the region.

Signage is available from the Municipality for business owners and operators to display on public entryways on its website, as well as the full list of exceptions.