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Local face covering bylaw suspended, however masks still mandated by province

A visitor wearing a mask to protect against the spread of COVID-19 passes a sign requiring masks, Tuesday, July 7, 2020, in San Antonio. Texas (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

FORT MCMURRAY (660 NEWS) – The Face Covering Bylaw in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo has been suspended, however the provincial mask mandate remains in effect.

As of numbers reported on February 25, there were 40 active cases of COVID-19 in Fort McMurray and two in the surrounding region.

If active cases in the region hit 50 or more again, the Municipal Face Covering Bylaw will automatically be re-activated for at least 30 days. Masks are required on public transit regardless of how many cases there are in the region.

Further details regarding the municipal bylaw can be found HERE.

Under the provincial rules, which have been in place since December, masks are required for indoor public spaces, places of worship, indoor workplaces, K-12 schools, and any time you may come within two metres of someone not in your household.

More details on the provincial mandate can be found HERE.