All three of Red Deer’s face covering bylaws will expire on July 1, in line with the lifting of the provincial mask mandate.
On June 18, the Government of Alberta announced that the general indoor provincial mask mandate would be lifted on July 1, with masking still required in some specific circumstances, including public transit.
At their meeting on May 25, Red Deer City Council made the decision to expire the local face covering bylaws when the provincial mandate was lifted. As such, the following bylaws will expire on July 1:
- Face Coverings in Indoor Public Places and Public Vehicles Bylaw 3656/B-2021 (enacted on November 23, 2020)
- Face Coverings in City Civic Facilities 3657/B-2021 (enacted on November 23, 2020)
- Transit Face Covering Bylaw 3654/B-2021(enacted on August 17, 2020)
While the municipal face covering bylaws will expire, there will still be masking requirements as per provincial restrictions. Masks will still be Provincially mandated under in the following situations:
- On public transit
- In public ride shares and taxis
- In specific continuing care and acute healthcare care settings
Additionally, there may be occupational and business masking requirements, so Red Deerians may still see people wearing masks outside of the Provincially mandated mask requirements.
For full details on the provincial mask mandates still in place after July 1, visit www.alberta.ca.
As restrictions are set to be lifted, citizens are reminded to get vaccinated and continue following public health restrictions in place, including the use of masks, physical distancing and staying home when sick.
For more information, please visit reddeer.ca/covid
For more information, please contact:
The City of Red Deer