You better keep your masks on hand if you're out and about in Edmonton. 

On Wednesday, July 29, the City of Edmonton announced that wearing masks in Edmonton will become mandatory in indoor publicly-accessible places like city buildings, retail stores, entertainment venues, and rental vehicles, amongst others.

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August 1

The new mask bylaw comes into action

According to Global News, masks don't have to be worn in a designated dine-out space or if you're eating or drinking as part of a religious ceremony. 

Exceptions have also been made for people exercising or doing water activities. 

Plus, businesses will not be forced to mandate the bylaw. The fine for not wearing a mask is set at $100 but at this point, the city is prioritizing education over enforcement. 

Via Global News