As part of its continued response to the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Regional Council passed a by-law to amend Niagara’s temporary Face-Covering By-law to include common areas of residential apartment buildings and condominium buildings, including lobbies, elevators and other common-use facilities.
Niagara’s temporary Face-Covering By-law (2020-46) requires residents to wear face-coverings in all enclosed public places and on Regional and municipal transit. On Sept. 17, the by-law was extended to remain in effect until April 1, 2021 in recognition of the ongoing threat posed by the pandemic.
Residents and businesses are reminded that the by-law includes a number of exemptions. Not everyone can wear a mask and many disabilities are invisible. There's no requirement for people to prove they are exempt.
COVID-19 questions? More details about the Face-Covering By-law, including frequently-asked questions, and resources for business owners, are available on Niagara Region’s website. Residents can also call Niagara Region Public Health's COVID-19 Info Line at 905-688-8248 or 1-888-505-6074, and press 7.
Andrew Korchok (media only)