Brampton's new mandatory face-covering bylaw results in 10 charges amid COVID-19 outbreak

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At a July 22 conference, Mayor Patrick Brown discussed additional measures to help cope with the ongoing COVID-19 crisis in the City of Brampton.

During the announcement, the mayor further discussed the importance of physical distancing and councillor Harkirat Singh provided details on the reasons behind the latest fines issued within the City of Brampton. 

According to Singh, 16 charges were laid between July 14-20.

Among these charges, six were under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA) and 10 were for the new face-covering bylaw.

Six charges were laid for two separate residential social gatherings, one of which had over 20 people in attendance and 10 charges were laid for violations under the new mandatory face-covering bylaw, according to Singh.

As a reminder, all of Bramptonians require masks to be worn while inside a business, unless you meet the exception criteria which you can find on the city’s website,” said Singh.

I would like to remind everyone what this mandatory face-covering bylaw means; wear a mask or face-covering when inside public indoor spaces, follow the mask policy of the business you are visiting and please ask if you are unsure.”

As of July 10, the City of Brampton approved a mandatory mask bylaw.

According to the bylaw, those not adhering may face fines of up to $100,000.

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