Temporary Face Coverings Bylaw 1973-20 was repealed by Wetaskiwin City Council during their regular June 28, 2021 Council meeting—meaning that masks will no longer be required in local indoor public spaces as of July 1, 2021.
Masks no longer required as of July 1, 2021
Temporary Face Coverings Bylaw 1973-20 was passed September 28, 2020 to help ensure the safety and protection of the community-at-large during the COVID-19 pandemic. This bylaw required the wearing of face coverings or masks in indoor public areas once the threshold of 15 active cases was reached.
“Wetaskiwin will now align with the provincial re-opening, and masks will no longer be required while visiting indoor public spaces as of Thursday, July 1,” stated City of Wetaskiwin Mayor Tyler Gandam. “I want to remind everyone to be kind to each other and respect that some people may not feel comfortable shopping without their masks yet.”
Businesses are encouraged to remove the ‘mandatory face covering’ signs from their windows and entrances on July 1, 2021 to help reduce confusion—especially for visitors and tourists.
“Thank you, everyone, for doing your part to help keep your fellow Wetaskiwinites safe,” stated Director of Emergency Management Jamie Wilkinson.