Edmonton residents 80% compliant with new mandatory mask bylaw, city says

The City of Edmonton said about 80 per cent of Edmontonians wore face masks at indoor public spaces over the August long weekend. Enforcement officers patrolled 160 areas over the long weekend, including transit, recreation centres, places of worship and…

Mixed reaction to Edmonton’s mandatory mask bylaw on Day 1

Edmonton’s mandatory face mask bylaw took effect Saturday. The bylaw is meant to help lower the spread of COVID-19 and it’s a change many are adjusting to. The crowd inside Kelly’s Pub in downtown Edmonton was thrilled to once again…

Face masks are mandatory for Edmonton kids over 2. How can they be made comfortable?

Children over two are now required to wear a face mask inside public buildings in Edmonton. The idea of three-year-old wearing a mask properly may be difficult to imagine, but University of Alberta professor of educational psychology Jacqueline Leighton said…

Edmonton city council debates mandatory masks in all indoor public spaces

Masks will be mandatory on public transit and in all city-owned facilities on Aug. 1 but Edmonton city council may take the mandate one step further. Mayor Don Iveson called a special meeting of council Wednesday for councillors to debate…

COVID-19: Edmonton to make masks mandatory in city-operated facilities, on public transit

Edmonton has moved to make masks mandatory in all city-owned and operated amenities, attractions and services, including on public transit. The recommendation was made by administration Thursday during the city’s emergency advisory committee meeting and the new requirement is set…

Edmonton councillors to debate mandatory masks Thursday afternoon

The topic of mandatory masks will be up for discussion at Edmonton city hall on Thursday afternoon. A special Emergency Advisory Committee meeting has been called for 1:30 p.m. Councillors will discuss city administration’s “mandatory mask decision-making model and associated…

Face masks continue to be ‘strongly recommended,’ not mandatory in Edmonton

Edmonton will not make face coverings or masks mandatory in public spaces where physical distancing cannot be maintained, for now. The debate around making masks mandatory, particularly on public transit, has been a hot topic as cases of COVID-19 have…