World News – CA – Mask warrant triggered as 39 new COVID-19 cases reported in city of Grande Prairie


The City of Grande Prairie Facial Covering Bylaw will come into effect after the combined tally of COVID-19 cases between the municipality and the County of Grande Prairie reached over 100 The threshold was of 100 active cases combined between the two communities or the province placing it under « improved » status

By-law C-1426 mandates the use of masks or coverings inside public buildings, with a few exceptions Masks must be worn in indoor public spaces when the physical distance via a screen, a window or another physical barrier is not possible The mandate does not apply in schools, hospitals and health care facilities, parts of public facilities accessible only by staff and for drivers of public vehicles properly distant or protected by a shield

Exceptions are also made for children under two, children under five who cannot be persuaded to wear a mask, people who cannot wear one due to a problem medical or physical or who cannot put one on safely without assistance and those protected under the Alberta Human Rights Act Masks are not necessary when people are eating or drinking in a public place, train, treat a disabled person who might be embarrassed by having their face covered, get a service that requires them to remove their masks or in bed at a homeless shelter

Businesses are now required to display a sign created by the city where it is visible to anyone entering The city says it will educate before applying, but if a resident or business
remains non-compliant, the penalty for failing to wear a mask / face shield if necessary is $ 100 and $ 200 for failure to display the prescribed signage

The by-law will be in effect until January 31, 2021, unless otherwise advised by city council, or the number of consolidated cases falls below 100 active cases of COVID-19 for 14 consecutive days

There are 39 new cases of COVID-19 reported in the city of Grande Prairie over the weekend, for a new total of 91 active cases and 149 recoveries Grande Prairie County has also reported four new cases of COVID-19 over the weekend, for a new total of 15 and 67 in this region

Across the province, 1,440 new cases of COVID-19 were reported between October 23 and 25 According to Alberta Health Services, 364 cases were reported on Friday, 572 on Saturday and 502 on Sunday Case numbers are from a just under 46,000 tests

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World news – CA – Mask warrant was triggered when 39 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in the city of Grande Prairie



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