Face Masks Mandatory

October 9th, 2020

Heath
Office of the Premier
COVID-19

Masks mandatory in indoor public places / exposure notification / changes to travel restrictions at Quebec border
08 October 2020

The provincial government announced today that masks will become mandatory in most indoor public places effective at midnight tonight.
“Based upon what we are seeing in our neighbouring provinces and the outbreak in Moncton, we know how quickly the virus can spread through a community,” said Premier Blaine Higgs. “We must take every possible measure to prevent that from happening in our province.”

Masks will become mandatory in most indoor places. This includes:
-public spaces where the public and employees interact (retail businesses, malls, service centres, places of worship, restaurants and bars except while eating, etc.) and organized indoor gatherings in public spaces (e.g. weddings, funerals, etc.);
-common areas like lobbies, elevators and hallways, and public shared spaces including those in private sector and government workspaces; and
-public transportation.

Continuous mask use is still required in seated venues with one metre physical distancing.