In Effect

Stony Plain has officially been placed on a ‘Watch’ by Alberta Health Services (AHS). The Temporary Mandatory Face Coverings Bylaw is now in effect until further notice. As per the bylaw, masks are now mandatory in all indoor, enclosed public spaces as well as within public vehicles. View up-to-date COVID-19 Alberta statistics and information from the Government of Alberta

Exemptions to the bylaw include:

  • Persons under the age of 10;
  • Persons unable to place, use, or remove a mask without assistance;
  • Persons unable to wear a Face Covering due to a mental or physical concern or limitation, or protected ground under the Alberta Human Rights Act, RSA 2000 c. A-25.5;
  • Persons consuming food or drink in designated seating areas or as part of a religious or spiritual ceremony;
  • Persons engaged in water activities or physical exercise;
  • Persons providing care or assistance to a person with a disability where a face covering would hinder that service; and
  • Persons engaging in services that require the temporary removal of a face covering.

Public spaces and vehicles do not include:

  • Schools and other educational institutes;
  • Hospitals and other health-care facilities;
  • Child care facilities;
  • Areas exclusively accessed or used by the Public Place's employees or a Public Vehicle operator, provided that physical barriers or physical distancing practices are implemented between any person not required to wear a Face Covering by operation of this exception and any other person.

Resources

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