masks Mandatory July 7th 2020
Received from the local Health Unit:
COVID-19 Pandemic Response
July 6, 2020 – Today local health units announced a regional
approach to mandatory masks. In Leeds, Grenville and Lanark,
this Instruction will require businesses to adopt a policy to
ensure facial coverings/masks are worn inside enclosed public
spaces. This will come into effect July 7, at 12:01am. This is an
added measure to the existing public health measures in place, to
reduce the spread of COVID-19. We kindly ask that you read
our recent media release for a better understanding.
We continue to have a low number of new cases, so please
continue to practice physical distancing of 2m/6ft, stay home
when you are sick, wash your hands, and do regular cleaning of
common hard surfaces. When you do need to go out in public,
take a cloth face covering/mask with you so you can put it on
when you are potentially in close contact with other people.
We all need to work together to help stop others from becoming
Our offices and service sites are closed to the walk-in public
Check the health unit website for answers to many of your questions. If
you would like to speak to someone, call 1-800-660-5853 –extension 2222 for COVID-19 questions, extension 2308 for business re-opening questions, extension 2499 for all other inquires.
Find out how to get tested.
– Dr. Paula Stewart, Medical Officer of Health
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