With businesses reopening, more social interactions occurring and the number of cases increasing in Edmonton, these additional measures will better mitigate a potential resurgence of COVID-19 that is being experienced around the world.
We know that navigating the COVID-19 pandemic has been tough for local businesses and a second wave may disrupt your business and an already challenged economy. The bylaw was informed by feedback from members of the local business community and City of Edmonton operations.
Studies show that wearing a mask can reduce the spread of infectious droplets to someone else and potential contamination of the environment by these droplets. The more people wearing masks, the more likely we are to prevent the spread of the virus and keep our economy functioning and your business operating.