covid 19 / Edmonton

Masks required on transit and in transit spaces

News Release

Masks required on transit and in transit spaces

Face masks on transit and transit spaces, such as transit centres and LRT platforms, continue to be required after a bylaw was passed earlier today by Edmonton City Council. The decision aligns the City’s rules with the mandatory mask requirements put in place by the Government of Alberta to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

Under provincial rules, the mask mandate cannot be enforced by municipal peace officers. While this decision by City Council now allows tickets to be issued for bylaw infractions, an education-first approach will be taken by peace officers.

The bylaw takes effect immediately and will end when the Chief Medical Officer of Health rescinds their order requiring face masks be worn on public transit.

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