Council Passes Temporary Face Mask Bylaw

Council met for a second special Council Meeting to examine a draft bylaw for face mask coverings in Stony Plain. The bylaw is a follow up to the August 24th meeting wherein a public opinion survey was reviewed and members discussed the introduction of a face mask bylaw in town.

The bylaw received first, second, and third reading and is effective immediately; however, the bylaw is conditional on case numbers in Stony Plain. The “Temporary Mandatory Face Coverings Bylaw” is designed to be implemented if case numbers, as reported by Alberta Health Services, rise and Stony Plain is identified as being under “Watch” by the Government of Alberta.

If Stony Plain is placed under a watch, face masks will be mandatory in enclosed public places and within public vehicles. Exceptions to the bylaw have been outlined to include groups such as children under the age of ten and persons with disabilities who are unable to wear a mask for various reasons.

Administration will continue sharing daily educational messaging from Alberta health authorities through social media channels. Residents are reminded to keep up with physical distancing and stay home when feeling unwell. COVID-19 information, statistics, and provincial updates can be found on the Government of Alberta website.

Learn more about the Temporary Mandatory Face Coverings Bylaw in the Agenda.

Please note: This is not the official Town of Stony Plain council meeting minutes. Please refer to Agendas and Minutes for all supporting documents, and official meeting minutes that have been approved by Town Council.