We are aware of Bylaw Exemption Cards being sold online to Lethbridge residents regarding the new Temporary Mandatory Masking Bylaw. These cards have not been created by and are not endorsed by the City of Lethbridge. Residents my choose to purchase and wear these cards but the City bylaw doesn not requiring residents show proof of their exemption.
Bylaw 6239, which was enacted on August 24, states that a face covering must be worn at all times while in an indoor, enclosed, or substantially enclosed public place or in a public vehicle. This includes places like malls, grocery stores, retail businesses, churches, taxi and ridesharing businesses.
The bylaw includes exemptions to the mandatory use of face coverings.
Businesses must post a sign about Bylaw 6239, but they also may have additional policies in place beyond the City's bylaw. The bylaw is the minimum requirement and businesses may choose to implement additional measures to protect their staff and customers.
The City is focusing on education and encouraging residents to wear a mask as a way to protect those around them. Remember to please be kind, respectful and compassionate to each other and we will all get through this together.
For more information on Bylaw 6239, visit: www.lethbridge.ca/facecoverings.
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