They're walking back on their easing of COVID-19 restrictions.
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 www.youtube.com
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September 3 and will stay in place until December 31, unless city council determines the bylaw should be renewed or rescinded sooner due to falling case counts.
There were 9,655 active cases of COVID-19 reported in Alberta on Friday.