Brampton's new campaign to provide free face masks to families
At a July 8 conference, Mayor Patrick Brown discussed additional ways to cope with the ongoing COVID-19 and announced the launch of Brampton's new mandatory mask campaign.
According to Brown, the new temporary bylaw enforcing the public to wear non-medical masks or face covers in all indoor public spaces in Brampton will officially begin this Friday, July 10.
“I understand this is a significant ask of the public,” acknowledged Brown in today’s (July 8) announcement.
“We’re asking you to change your behaviour, change your habits, to wear a mask to protect others; and the City only asks you to play a part in it. We also realize that we have to play a part in it,” said Brown.
Brown went on to announce that part of the City’s mandatory mask campaign is going to be distributing a million masks in Brampton to support the community.
“We’re going to be mailing these masks to every home in Brampton,” said Brown.
“The City will initiate this process by sending three masks to every household in Brampton in the coming weeks. To continue to progress and prepare for Stage 3, we’re ready to take all the necessary precautions.”
Brown explained that the City is going to do what they did with Brampton transit where they brought in the policy and had a campaign that distributed 100,000 masks before making it mandatory.
According to Brown, masks and face coverings will be required at businesses that primarily sell food including restaurants, supermarkets, grocery stores, bakeries and convenience stores, as well as churches and most other places of worship with the exception of religious ceremonies.
Additionally, they will be required at shopping malls or similar structures that contain multiple places of business, businesses providing personal care services and common areas of hotels, motels and other short-term accommodations.
They will also be required at libraries, museums galleries, banquet halls, convention centres, arena stadiums, concert venues, theatres, cinemas, casinos, areas utilized for open houses, taxis, Ubers and public spaces in municipal buildings.
“As the City prepares for this new stage, know that we’re going to do our part to help you transition into this new world of mandatory masks in indoor public settings,” concluded Brown.
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