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Parts Of Alberta Are Bringing Back Mask Mandates & Here's Where You’ll Need To Wear One

They're walking back on their easing of COVID-19 restrictions.

A Mask Mandate Is Coming Back To Parts Of Alberta & Here's Where You'll Need To Wear One

Starting Friday, Edmonton will be bringing back its mask mandate and residents will once again need to have a face covering on hand.

On Monday, August 30, city councillors voted in favour of a mask requirement in all public spaces such as restaurants, bars, and grocery stores.

August 30, 2021, City Council

The mandate will come into effect on Friday, September 3 and will stay in place until December 31, unless city council determines the bylaw should be renewed or rescinded sooner due to falling case counts.

The bylaw goes beyond current provincial public health measures, which only mandate masks in places such as public transit and rideshare vehicles.

Edmonton previously ended its face covering bylaw on July 1, the same day Alberta moved into Step 3 of reopening and the province-wide mask mandate was lifted.

There were 9,655 active cases of COVID-19 reported in Alberta on Friday.

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